Brendan Benson releases "Pretty Baby" single + new album What Kind Of World

Brendan Benson

With a UK tour in May, and new album out on April 30th, Brendan Benson releases the single "Pretty Baby" on Lojinx on 23rd April.

"Pretty Baby" is the product of a collaboration with country singer Ashley Monroe, written and recorded in Nashville, it is indicative an album embued with newfound friendships built in Brendan's adopted home.

Musicians such as Jon Auer (The Posies, Big Star), Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star, REM), both of whom Benson met at a concert to honor Alex Chilton, as well as Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adam's Cardinals), Mark Watrous (Loudermilk, Gosling), and Sam Farrar (Phantom Planet) are members of his extended musical family who have contributed to the creation of new album What Kind Of World released 30th April on Lojinx. The album was self-produced and recorded in the analogue-only environs of Nashville's "Welcome to 1979" studios.

Co-founder of The Raconteurs, Benson has spent a lifetime spread across four states, from a childhood spent on the outskirts of New Orleans, to his years in Detroit, Michigan, sojourns in Los Angeles and San Francisco, and a more recent relocation to Nashville, Tennessee. With five solo albums, one as Well & Goode and two albums apiece with The Mood Elevator and Raconteurs, he has captured his own America in finely hewn pop.

Created as an outlet for his own writing and production work, Benson's Nashville based label Readymade Records & Publishing will follow the release of What Kind Of World with the debut album from Young Hines in May, produced by Benson himself. Both albums will be released in the UK and Europe by Lojinx.

Brendan Benson will be performing the new material and beloved classics in a string of UK and European dates in May.

Brendan Benson UK and European 2012 tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

May 2012

16th May, PARIS, Nouveau Casino
17th May, BARCELONA, Apollo 2
18th May, MADRID, Moby Dick
21st May, PORTSMOUTH, Wedgewood Rooms
22nd May, LONDON, Scala
23rd May, MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
24th May, DUBLIN, The Button Factory

** Brendan Benson's What Kind Of World will be released on Lojinx in UK & Europe on 30th of April, on heavyweight vinyl LP in addition to CD and digital formats.

** Young Hines Give Me My Change out on Lojinx on 7th of May.

For the latest tour dates, music and more, go to:

Brendan Benson Official Website
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