Puff: In The Air Without A Shape

Bernice - Puff: In The Air Without A Shape
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2018 Ratings: #185 / 716
User Score
Based on 33 ratings
2018 Ratings: #553
May 25, 2018 / Release Date
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Tiny Mix Tapes

Puff doesn’t grab your attention directly. Rather, it occupies your subconscious, leaving vestiges of melodies and lyrics behind that lie dormant for stretches of time, resurfacing intermittently and maddeningly.


There is something innate about Bernice's music, full of Dann's knack for honesty, observation, and language that reflects on the natural beauty around us. It is a joy to hear Bernice's musical identity coalesce.

Northern Transmissions

On their latest LP they take a more whimsical approach while sinking into strong and warm R&B grooves. Though this latest album will prove a little abrasive at first, there’s so much fearless writing that it’s easy to start finding its strengths.

NOW Magazine
The album is a delightful access point to the cloudy emotional zones Bernice have always occupied, from a warm place of Snuggie-bound safety.

Puff may sound as slight as its name suggests—but this idiosyncratic and inventive record is anything but lightweight.


Even if it isn’t all that memorable. It dares to put itself out there, taking some really odd chances that no one else would.

Under The Radar

In an age where pop music is played loud, fast, and catchy-as-hell, Bernice is actively moving in the opposite direction.

An album I missed earlier in the year but I’m glad I stumbled upon it as it is really cool little psychedelic pop and indie pop record. On first pass this album sounded good but sounded much better on subsequent listens and really does have a dreamy atmosphere. A myriad of guitars, bass, keyboards, bells, and many other instruments creep through on the opening track “Glue”. The next track “Passenger Plane” has become one of my favorite singles of the year, and the ... read more
see the appeal, but not for me
I'm finally excited about music again and this is one of my favorite releases in a while
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#19/Exclaim! (Pop & Rock)

Track List

  1. Glue
  2. Passenger Plane
  3. David
  4. One Garden
  5. He's the Moon
  6. St Lucia
  7. Boat
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Added on: March 30, 2018