Build With Erosion – in stores now!

Acclaimed drum and electronics duo The Berg Sans Nipple (Nebraskan Shane Aspegren and Frenchman Lori Sean Berg) are back with Build With Erosion, their newest album which is in stores now!

Check out two songs from “Build With Erosion”

The Berg Sans Nipple – Change the Shape (MP3)

The Berg Sans Nipple - Convert the Measurement (MP3)

Order your copy of “Build With Erosion” in CD or Double LP etched vinyl from our webstore.

Pre-Order “Build With Erosion” + check out changetheshape.com

Acclaimed drum and electronics duo The Berg Sans Nipple (Nebraskan Shane Aspegren and Frenchman Lori Sean Berg) are back with Build With Erosion, their newest album out on Team Love on March 15.

Check out two songs from “Build With Erosion”

The Berg Sans Nipple – Change the Shape (MP3)

The Berg Sans Nipple - Convert the Measurement (MP3)

Pre-orders are now up for “Build With Erosion”. The LP version comes with a download card, and all pre-orders will ship two weeks prior to the album street date (3/15). Pre-order CD / LP

Additionally, the band has launched the beautiful changetheshape.com, where you can listen to some of “Build With Erosion” and check out some amazing artwork.

The Berg Sans Nipple – Build With Erosion in stores 3/15

Acclaimed drum and electronics duo The Berg Sans Nipple (Nebraskan Shane Aspegren and Frenchman Lori Sean Berg) are back with Build With Erosion, their newest album out on Team Love on March 15.

Check out two songs from “Build With Erosion”

The Berg Sans Nipple – Change the Shape (MP3)

The Berg Sans Nipple - Convert the Measurement (MP3)


Combining the duo’s trademark melodic nuance and mind-bending rhythm workouts with a hook- heavy set of vocal-driven songs – a first for the lauded instrumental duo – Build With Erosion reinforces The Berg Sans Nipple as a truly singular band to be filed alongside Animal Collective, Dirty Projectors, Fuck Buttons, Caribou and Yeasayer.

With a sound that encompasses a little bit of everything — from gamelan, electronica, Afro Beat, post-punk, old-soul, dub, Ennio Morricone landscapes and hip-hop beats — Build With Erosion maps out its own very special musical terrain.

The album was mostly recorded in Paris with long-term collaborator and regular touring partner Antoine Gaillet (M83, Zombie Zombie), the renowned French producer described by BSN as their “guru.” Written and recorded in brief and intermittent bursts, the duo would take sounds and ideas back to their respective countries to let them simmer. Sometimes months would pass, allowing the compositions to transcend any sense of time or space. Says Aspegren, “The fact that we made this record living in different countries changed a lot about the way we typically had worked together when we were both living in Paris. When we were together, we still recorded ideas and constructed a lot of samples, extracting some of those small ideas and shaping them into something completely different. But we took more time to work separately on things before getting back together, which caused the recording sessions to be full of energy because of all the uncertainty and anticipation about what was going to happen.”

And while a sense painstaking precision is evident throughout Build With Erosion, the technical virtuosity of the compositions and production never gets in the way of a good time. This is a band that believes in the cosmic power of the drum and the captivating force of rhythm; key factors that define a heady mix of disparate elements. Coming on like Fela caught up with Liquid Liquid in a Guru Guru head jam, tough drum funk (played live on kit and programmed on MPC) drives layers of moon-spangled electronics with raw rhythmic propulsion to form syncopated paths through cluster bursts of blips and whirs. From the tribal polyphony of “Body Movement” and the punishing patterns of “Convert the Measurement” to the head-nodding swagger of the title track, the drum rules the design, underpinning Eno-like ambient tones, haunting piano lines and highly infectious vocal lines throughout. Build With Erosion also marks the first time the band has released a predominantly vocal-driven album. ”It seemed like the natural place for the music, and I was really feeling the need to write vocals in that period,” says Aspegren. “I also started to love singing and playing the drums…there’s something liberating in that.”

Toy Run in El Paso, Berg Sans Nipple in Europe…

If you happen to be in El Paso, Texas this coming weekend, check out the El Paso Motorcycle Coalition’s 28th Annual Toy Run. Our friends in Refried Ice Cream helped to organize the event.

And, if you happen to be in either England or France, you should probably check out The Berg Sans Nipple, who will be playing a handful of shows in both countries. Dates are on their artist page.

The Berg Sans Nipple US dates

The Berg Sans Nipple will triumphantly return to the States to play a handful of shows this spring. They will open for Cursive on May 8th & 9th. Hope you can make it!

No shows booked at the moment.

New Berg Sans Nipple Digital EP

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De La Mort ou De L’Amour

De La Mort ou De L’Amour, will delight existing fans and draw new listeners to the flame. As always they perfectly meld the organic and electronic preparing the listener for any number of intense situations ranging from Battle to Carnivale to Funeral to Wedding.
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Stream “Agrestic Origin” from De La Mort ou De L’Amour.

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The Berg Sans Nipple with M83, Nik Freitas with Rilo Kiley

The Berg Sans Nipple will hit the road with M83 this spring in support of their new EP De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

bsn_cover.jpg Born from the same sessions as their recent and stellar release, Along the Quai, and beyond, this EP, De La Morte ou De L’Amour, will delight existing fans and draw new listeners to the flame. As always they perfectly meld the organic and electronic preparing the listener for any number of intense situations ranging from Battle to Carnivale to Funeral to Wedding. Available April 29 through your favorite digital retailer.

Stream “Agrestic Origin” from De La Morte ou De L’Amour.

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THE BERG SANS NIPPLE W/ M83 TOUR DATES

Tue 05/20/08 Echoplex Los Angeles CA
Wed 05/21/08 Great American Music Hall San Francisco CA
Fri 05/23/08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland OR
Sat 05/24/08 Richards On Richards Vancouver BC
Sun 05/25/08 Neumos Seattle WA
Wed 05/28/08 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis MN
Thu 05/29/08 Empty Bottle Chicago IL
Fri 05/30/08 The Mod Club Toronto ON
Sat 05/31/08 Cabaret Music Hall Montreal PQ
Mon 06/02/08 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge MA Berg Sans
Tue 06/03/08 Music Hall Of Williamsburg Brooklyn NY
Wed 06/04/08 Bowery Ballroom New York NY
friday 6 whitney museum–wordless music series free show
Sat 06/07/08 Black Cat Washington DC

Nik Freitas will open a handful of shows this spring for Rilo Kiley in support of his new record, Sun Down, which will be available on May 6.

Sun Down (mp3)
All The Way Down (mp3)

NIK FREITAS W/ RILO KILEY TOUR DATES

Thu May 15 San Diego, CA Concerts in the Park
Sun May 18 Colorado Springs, CO The Black Sheep
Mon May 19 Denver. CO Ogden Theatre
Tue May 20 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Wed May 21 Omaha, NE Slowdown
Thu May 22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Fri May 23 Milwaukee, WI Pabst Theatre
Sat May 24 Chicago, IL The Riviera
Sun May 25 Royal Oak, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon May 26 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
Wed May 28 Toronto, ONT Pheonix Theatre
Fri May 30 Worcester, MA Palladium
Sat May 31 Providence, RI Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel
Sun Jun 01 Northampton. MA Calvin Theatre
Mon Jun 02 New York, NY Terminal 5

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