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Benzos second album Branches in stores August 7th


New York based quartet Benzos are releasing their second album, Branches, August 7th 2007 on Stinky Records. Branches combines the melodic allure of Doves, the sprawling dynamics of Explosions In the Sky and the minimalist yet intense complexity of Aphex Twin, to develop a unique blend of ambient, emotionally resonant guitar and synth instrumentation, "mashed up" with tight, bottom-heavy, intensely funky rhythm section grooves.

Since the release of their debut album, Morning Stanzas, Benzos - Christian Celaya (guitar/synth/vocals), Brian Joyce (guitar/vocals), Eiko Peck (bass) and Steve Bryant (drums/sampling) - have built a passionate live following for their heavily improvisational live shows, sharing stages with acts such as She Wants Revenge, Lake Trout, the Benevento-Russo Duo and Phoenix. Co-produced by Woody Ranere of Lake Trout, the new album animates the band's transcendent melodies and complex rhythms with the dynamism and freshness characteristic of their extraordinary live shows.

From the drum n' bass overtones of "Hurt Everybody" to the infectious melodies of "Phase 2" to the dynamic vehemence of "Crooked Hands," Branches engrosses you with transcendent emotions and complex, highly danceable rhythms that leave you wanting more.

Mp3: Listen to "Hurt Everybody" by Benzos.


"Radiohead are still the undisputed leaders on rock quintets that weave anthemic guitar rock with chilly, electronic programming, but New York's Benzos, one of the most innovative bands coming out of The Big Apple today, could eventually grab the baton..." - Urb Magazine

"With a dramatic swell that hints at Jeff Buckley fronting a visceral emo/jazz outfit, Benzos creates a fascinating synthesis of urban electronic cool and suburban indie heat." - Amplifier Magazine

"Benzos shimmer sweet drum-split and shoegazer misery" - The Village Voice

Upcoming Benzos shows:

August 9th 2007 - Knitting Factory - New York, NY (w/ Say Hi To Your Mom) August 17th 2007 - Camp Bisco 6 - Mariaville, NY (Other bands: Disco Biscuits, STS9, Girl Talk, Holy F***, and more).

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  2. By jenny j. on Jul 30, 2007 | Reply

    Listen for yourself! If you are in NYC Benzos are having a record release party at 205 (205 Chrystie) on Aug 7. The party starts at 9pm and Benzos play a short set at like 10:30 I've heard. Then Just a few days later, they will be playing a full hour long set at The Knitting Factory, August 9th. They're really amazing live as you can see on their myspace page. if it's your thang...

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