with Jane Holiday
Lying awake at night, when its just me and my mind racing, thats when I drift into the darkest parts of myself, says Tenders James Cullen. Until I wrote these songs, I never really knew if anyone else struggled with those same thoughts and fears.In that sense, Tenders gripping new album, Fear of Falling Asleep, out now is a collection of contradictions. Its a record about isolation that fosters connection, a narrative of anxiety that offers reassurance, a chronicle of despair that promises hope. Inspired by the moments that come just before sleep, when silence descends and doubt and fear and desire take over, the album is an unflinchingly honest self-examination, a courageous reckoning with darkness and depression. Along with his musical partner Dan Cobb, Cullen captures the full range of those nightly emotional rollercoasters on the albumthe consuming guilt, the crippling loneliness, the directionless driftingbringing them to life in a seductive blend of electronic grooves, dreamy synths, and washed out guitars.
Cost: $13 in advance / $15 at the door
2367 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94704