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Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall



Marco Benevento Between The Needles And Nightfall
Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall
(CD) The Royal Potato Family, 2010-05-11

Back with his third full length studio album in as many years, Brooklyn-based pianist and sound sculptor Marco Benevento delivers Between The Needles & Nightfall on May 11 via his label Royal Potato Family. With the release of this album Marco Benevento continues to define himself as one of the most prolific new voices of his era, blurring genres from song to song, and more often from measure to measure, with his own take on simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups and art jazz experimentation. He speaks in modern sonic tongues, all cut-and-pasted, tweaked-out and glitchy, but full of wide-eyed wonder that rejoices in the limitless horizons of sound and melody.

Marco Benevento Between The Needles And Nightfall
Marco Benevento - Between The Needles And Nightfall
(CD) The Royal Potato Family, 2010-05-11

Tracklisting :
01. Greenpoint
02. Between The Needles & Nightfall
03. Two Of You
04. Numbers
05. It Came From You | Go Download Free MP3
06. Ila Frost
07. RISD
08. You Know I'm No Good
09. Music Is Still Secret
10. Wolf Trap
11. Snow Lake

Pre-orders come with a 5-track bonus EP with outtakes and alternate versions : 01. Two Of You
02. You Know I'm No Good
03. It Came From You
04. Kissing The Lipless
05. Ila Frost

Links :
marcobenevento.com
myspace.com/marco.benevento
facebook.com/marcobenevento
twitter.com/marcobenevento
royalpotatofamily.com
myspace.com/theroyalpotatofamily
facebook.com/TheRoyalPotatoFamily
twitter.com/RoyalPotato

Press Release :
Back with his third full length studio album in as many years, Brooklyn-based pianist and sound sculptor MARCO BENEVENTO delivers BETWEEN THE NEEDLES & NIGHTFALL on May 11 via his label Royal Potato Family.

BETWEEN THE NEEDLES & NIGHTFALL was initially conceived at Trout Recording in Brooklyn, NY where engineer Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family) tracked Marco Benevento and his trio, including bassist Reed Mathis and drummer Andrew Barr, over three days. The material was drawn from fragments of melodies and song ideas that Benevento had been collecting over the last year. To achieve the colors he envisioned for these compositions, Benevento recorded on a baby grand piano bolstered by guitar pick-ups, amplifiers and a myriad of pedals and circuit bent toys, while overdubbing Moog, Optigan, Mellotron and Farfisa. He then transferred the tracks to his home studio, taking the next two months to cut, loop and shape the pieces into full-fledged songs. As a last step, Benevento handed off his work to three of his favorite engineers: Mell Dettmer (Sunn O))), Eyvind Kang), Jesse Lauter (Low Anthem, Elvis Perkins) and Vid Cousins (Amon Tobin, Kid Koala) for final mixes. The results range from the day-glo electro-post-rock of "It Came From You" to the simply-stated lullaby "Ila Frost" to the shimmering Arcade Fire-meets-Brad Mehldau anthem "Two Of You."

2009 was a breakout year for Marco Benevento. In February, he released Me Not Me, an album featuring interpretations of songs by My Morning Jacket, Leonard Cohen and Deerhoof among others. Touring it across the U.S., Benevento and his trio made a number of high profile performances, including San Francisco Jazz Festival, Earshot Festival and Carnegie Hall. At the end of '09, Benevento released his first ever DVD, Live In NYC: The Sullivan Hall Residency, a two hour-plus documentary with performances and interviews from his historical five week 2008 engagement at the downtown New York City venue Sullivan Hall, featuring special guests like Brad Barr, Kaki King, Billy Martin, Stanton Moore and Steven Bernstein. As if all this wasn't enough, he toured and recorded with post jazz cognoscenti Garage A Trois, became a full time member of indie pop experimentalists Surprise Me Mr. Davis and welcomed his second daughter into the world.

With the release of BETWEEN THE NEEDLES & NIGHTFALL Marco Benevento continues to define himself as one of the most prolific new voices of his era, blurring genres from song to song, and more often from measure to measure, with his own take on simple pop pleasures, dance party rave-ups and art jazz experimentation. He speaks in modern sonic tongues, all cut-and-pasted, tweaked-out and glitchy, but full of wide-eyed wonder that rejoices in the limitless horizons of sound and melody.

Upcoming MARCO BENEVENTO Dates :
April 2 | Parima | Burlington, VT (Solo)
April 21 | Bennie's Boom Boom Room | Hattiesburg, MS (MB & Friends)
April 23 | Tipitina's French Quarter | New Orleans, LA (MB & Friends)
April 24 | Tipitina's French Quarter | New Orleans, LA (w/ The Slip & Suprise Me Mr. Davis)
April 28 | Megalomaniac's Ball at Howlin' Wolf | New Orleans, LA
May 2 | Hi Ho Lounge | New Orleans, LA
May 5 | The Space | Portland, ME
May 6 | The Stone Church | Newmarket, NH
May 7 | Main Pub | Manchester, CT
May 8 | RISD | Providence, RI
May 9 | Parima | Burlington, VT
May 12 | The Hideaway | Louisville, KY
May 13 | Southgate House | Newport, KY
May 14 | Martyr's | Chicago, IL
May 15 | Wilbert's | Cleveland, OH
May 16 | Club Cafe | Pittsburgh, PA
May 19 | The Nightcat | Easton, MD
May 20 | 8x10 | Baltimore, MD (w/ Xylos)
May 21 | North Star | Philadelphia, PA (w/ Xylos)
May 22 | Bowery Ballroom | New York, NY (w/ Xylos)
June 16 | Sellersville Theater | Sellersville, PA (w/ American Babies)
June 17 | River Street Jazz Cafe | Wilkes Barre, PA
June 18 | The Big Up Festival | Ghent, NY
June 24 | Tractor Tavern | Seattle, WA (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 25 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 26 | Axe & Fiddle | Cottage Grove, OR (w/ Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
June 27 | Winnipeg Jazz Festival | Winnipeg, Canada
June 28 | Montreal Jazz Festival | Montreal, Canada (Solo)
June 29 | Toronto Jazz Festival | Toronto, Canada

All shows with MB TRIO unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming ROYAL POTATO FAMILY Releases :
April 13 | SURPRISE ME MR. DAVIS 'That Man Eats Morning For Breakfast'
April 17 | JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY 'The Sensation Of Seeing Light' 7-Inch | Limited Edition RECORD STORE DAY EXCLUSIVE
April 27 | MUSHROOM 'Naked, Stoned, & Stabbed'
May 11 | MARCO BENEVENTO 'Between The Needles & Nightfall'
May 25 | SKERIK'S SYNCOPATED TAINT SEPTET 'Live At The Triple Door'
June 22 | JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY 'Stay Gold'
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