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Marco Benevento - This Is How It Goes - out on Royal Potato Family Records

Marco Benevento This Is How It Goes
Marco Benevento - This Is How It Goes
(7") The Royal Potato Family, RPF 1118, 2012-04-21

Our good friends at Royal Potato Family recently sent us a package of vinyl, CDs and mp3s, including fantastic music from Lettuce, Neal Evans, Billy Martin & Wil Blades, Alan Evans… and this marvelous (and limited to 500 copies only!) 7 inch from keyboard maestro Marco Benevento…. This is the first track from from the famous pianist/sound sculptor to ever feature vocals - this time from Kalmia Traver of indie-dance band Rubblebucket. The song is a pastoral psych folk sing along beauty, ethereal and trippy, extremely delicate and the first glimpse into the new direction Marco Benevento might be taking for his next long player scheduled for the end of the summer. We just can't wait…

Marco Benevento This Is How It Goes
Marco Benevento - This Is How It Goes
(7") The Royal Potato Family, RPF 1118, 2012-04-21

This Is How It Goes | Marco Benevento (featuring Kalmia Traver of Rubblebucket) by Royal Potato Family

Tracklisting :
A1. This Is How It Goes (featuring Kalmia Traver on vocals)
B1. This Is How It Goes (Instrumental)

Note : available as a limited edition 7-Inch on Record Store Day (April 21, 2012)

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Press Release :
"This Is How It Goes" is a limited edition 7-inch single by Marco Benevento. It's the first track from the revered pianist to ever feature vocals. Taking the honors is Kalmia Traver from the exploding indie-dance band Rubblebucket. Recorded by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Elliot Smith, Fiona Apple) and mixed by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Antony & The Johnsons, Akron/Family), "This Is How It Goes" is a pastoral psych rock meditation that offers a glimpse into Benevento's new studio album coming in late summer 2012., Marco Benevento will be touring extensively this summer, including festival appearances at Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Floyd Fest, Iowa City Jazz Festival and Strange Creek.

"Benevento jams with a concentration on the textures and colors available in his keyboards and arsenal of manipulated pedals and effects. His music is deceptively rich - catchy melodies and straight-ahead grooves that expand with subtle mounting gestures." - Rolling Stone
"It's safe to say that no one sees the keyboard quite like Marco Benevento's genre-blind mashup of indie rock, jazz and skewed improvisation." - Los Angeles Times
"…a musician so original that he can ultimately only be judged against his own standard." - All Music Guide

‪This is How It Goes (live) - Marco Benevento and Gals‬

Credits :
Marco Benevento | Piano, Harpsichord, Synthesizers, Background Vocals

Kalmia Traver - Vocals

Reed Mathis - Bass

Andrew Barr - Drums, Drum Machine

Katie Benevento, Darla Scarpella, Jim Schwartz - Background Vocals
Written by Marco Benevento | Mac Bene Publishing (ASCAP)

Recorded at East West (Los Angeles, CA)

Engineered by Tom Biller

Mixed by Bryce Goggin

Mastered by Josh Bonati

Artwork by Laura Paresky Gould


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