Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Benjy Ferree

Benjy Ferree is a new artist to join Domino Records collective (Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys, Psapp, etc). Raised in an vigorously religious but musical family, Benjy was inspired at an impressionable age by Will Oldham: not to rock, but to act, thanks to young Will's performance in John Sayles' Matewan, a movie based on flesh and blood (The Hatfields of that famous familial squabble, if you must know). After high school, he moved straight to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career, supporting himself in a variety of service industry jobs (including a stint as an au pair during which he crossed paths with David Lynch, but, more like, David Lynch's kids). Frustrated with his experiences there, Benjy returned to The Potomac Basin. While bartending at The Black Cat in DC, he was befriended by Brendan Canty (Fugazi), amongst many others, who encouraged him to focus instead on the songs he'd been writing for his own personal enjoyment. What you have here are the fruits of that encouragement ...

Benjy Ferree is an extraordinary singer/songwriter. His debut album, Leaving The Nest, is set for release in North America on November 7th, with a European release to follow in early 2007. Recommended!

Benjy Ferree - In The Countryside
Benjy Ferree - Private Honeymoon
Benjy Ferree - Why Brother
Benjy Ferree - Leaving The Nest [EP] (stream)

Joseph Arthur - Big City Secrets !!!
The Veronicas - The Secret Life Of
Ane Brun - A Temporary Dive !!!
Anberlin - Never Take Friendship Personal
John Legend - Once Again (2006)
The Dresden Dolls - The Dresden Dolls
The Dresden Dolls - Yes, Virginia


Blogger Daniel J Roth said...

If only you could find a link to download Ane Brun in person, what a fox!

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey could you plz possibly find a dex with ryan cabreras debut cd on or a bootleg of him or if not could you possibly find some hard-fi or mstrkrft.
thanks in advance, great work as usual ziggy.

3:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for the arthur album

9:05 PM  

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