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BENJAMIN BOOKER

BENJAMIN BOOKER

Rough Trade Records



cd

Released: 18th Aug 2014

out of stock


lp + download

Released: 18th Aug 2014

£16.99


a raucous musical cocktail of punk, folk & New Orleans blues, this outstanding record calls to mind the blues-soul of alabama shakes & the black keys but will also equally appeal to fans of bright eyes / conor oberst or the rougher edges of the low anthem.

booker himself cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson & T. Rex & these greats can all undoubtedly be heard too. the young singer-songwriter plays as a 2-piece with drummer Max Norton, both of whom are based in New Orleans & between them they make a sound so electrifying that they sound like a full band. “He likes to leave the rough edges intact, bringing to mind the houserockin’ records that Hound Dog Taylor once did for Alligator Records in the 70s” - chicago tribune, "he takes the ripped, raw racket of The Dirtbombs & smothers it in fuzzy, inherently moody-sounding riffs” - nme.

BENJAMIN BOOKER

Tracklist

  1. Violent Shiver
  2. Always Waiting
  3. Chippewa
  4. Slow Coming
  5. Wicked Waters
  6. Have You Seen My Son?
  7. Spoon Out My Eyeballs
  8. Happy Homes
  9. I Thought I Heard You
  10. Screaming
  11. Old Hearts
  12. Kids Never Growing Old
  13. By The Evening