Bill Eberle has just released a gem of an album called Soft Light. It serves as a balm, a salve for the state of the world today. Not your typical protest songs, these tunes attempt to find solace in the fragility of the world and assert the healing power of music during darker times. Lightning 100 has added 2 of the songs to their rotation and Rolling Stone highlights the track "Groceries" thusly, "A modern-day, first-rate folkie on his 2016 debut, Matter and Time, Bill Eberle gets weird, woozy and topical with this off-kilter pop song about the violence of the 21st century. "I can't get used to this," he insists during the song's chorus, refusing to grow nonchalant. Behind him, psychedelic surf-rockers the Beech Benders serve as his backup musicians, layering the song with Beatles-worthy harmonies and pillowy keyboards. Like the rest of Eberle's upcoming LP, Soft Light, "Groceries" contrasts the simple pleasures of everyday life - including a trip to the market alongside your partner - with a modern age punctuated by xenophobia, a gun epidemic and other byproducts of Trump's America. Call it repurposed protest music." Join us on Saturday, October 20th, when we host Bill Eberle for an afternoon in-store performance during BEER:30 at 5PM!
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