“Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store”

Bern Kelly to release noir-inspired single “Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store”

Nashville songwriter Bern Kelly is set to release a new single “Tina Walks Into The Hardware Store” (Sept 1 via Underpass Records). This release will be the first in a series of monthly pulp/noir inspired singles. It will also be the first new music from Kelly since 2017’s acclaimed full-length album: Lost Films (“Instant Classic…9/10,” Glide Magazine).

The songs were written and produced by Kelly over the past year and feature Ben Dumas (The Wild Feathers) on drums and Travis Vance (Thomas Rhett) on bass. Each release will be accompanied by pulp artwork designed by filmmaker and designer Jordan Noel (This World Alone).

“This collection will find characters toeing the line of right and wrong in the back alleys of their own lives” says Kelly. “”Tina,” in particular, takes a look at our society’s serial-killer worship but through the eyes of a romantic, yet hapless, hardware store employee. These narratives play out as crime-filled short stories and include deeds both tangible and impalpable.”

The singles will be released monthly on all digital outlets starting September 1, 2020 and will run into 2021. Additional titles include “5 to 10,” “It’s 1988,” “Arcadia,” and “Adelaide.”


Written, Performed, Produced, Engineered, and Mixed by:
Bern Kelly

Drum Set:
Ben Dumas

Bass Guitar:
Travis Vance

Patrick Damphier

Jordan Noel

Michael Butcher

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