NYC, be sure to catch Marco Benevento on his TigerFace tour when he plays Brooklyn Bowl on Saturday, April 20th.
61 Wythe Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
SATURDAY, APRIL 20
$12 Day of Show
21 & Over
“For the last several years, pianist, sound-sculptor and songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other. In the live setting, his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy, which has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging from Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Brooklyn, Newport Jazz Festival to Bonnaroo.
Benevento took a major step forward with the recent release of his critically acclaimed new studio album, TigerFace. The ten-track collection is painted in a myriad of sonic colors, shimmering with acoustic piano, synths and analog keyboards, while the songs themselves are seemingly conceptualized from every wisp of melody, hook and cadence that’s ever tickled his ear. Recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement), TigerFace features a stellar cast of musicians recruited to help capture his ideas, including drummers Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam), John McEntire (The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness). For the first time on record, Benevento presents vocals, inviting Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket) to sing on the infectious dance rock rave-up “Limbs Of A Pine” and the pastoral psych rock meditation “This Is How It Goes.” Other standouts include the angelic Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips anthem “Eagle Rock,” the soaring garage psychedelia of “Going West” and the piano riff rock jaunt “Escape Horse.”
As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest—with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys—the pianist is a satellite to the muse. Indeed, TigerFace, is the commitment to this pursuit; a record that rides the yes wave and in the process becomes a soundtrack for fellow travelers with their eyes set on the horizon.”