New Audio: Introducing the Minimalist Post-Punk of Seattle’s Bèret

Ian Kurtis Crist is a Seattle-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer and creative mastermind behind the up-and-coming post-punk songwriting and recording project Bèret. Crist’s forthcoming Bèret album, the self-engineered and self-recorded Jesus White is slated for an October 18, 2019 release through Chicago-based indie label Born Yesterday Records.

The album’s material reportedly finds Crist employing a decidedly minimalist approach with the material being made almost entirely without drums. The album’s latest single, the carefully crafted “Fade Out The World” manages to possesses an old-timey blues-like forcefulness and immediacy while being remarkably hook-driven.