Friday, March 02, 2007

The Bentleys

The Bentleys are Ron (guitar, vocals), Dennis (guitar, vocals), Andrew (bass) and Chris (drums). For over 5 years the San Fernando Valley quartet has made it their artistic mission to write the best possible songs and convert people around the world to their brand of sharp, memorable pop hooks and endless musical experimentation. Through years of playing shows, the innovative promotional resources of Internet websites such as, and their knack for crafting great songs, the Bentleys have created a growing national fan base. The band is the product of a life-long friendship sparked by guitarist and vocalist Dennis Ibon, bass player Andrew Gonzalez, and guitarist and vocalist Ronald Suazo, all of whom met in elementary school. Over the course of their time together the band's principal songwriters Ibon and Suazo amassed albums worth of songs, some of them with ideas so ambitious they're impossible to replicate in a live setting.

Although the Bentleys served as a revolving door for numerous drummers, their resolve has never been stronger! New drummer, the very experienced singer-songwriter John Wolf, joined the trio and brought new insight into improving their musical craft. The result: a new set of songs that eclipses everything the Bentleys have composed before. Each song touches upon the classic sensibilities of Lennon/McCartney and explore more current sounds in pop music.

In 2006 the band released their sophomore effort, "Mid-Flight Rock" EP. It was recorded over the course of 3 years. Immediately after the band's debut demo was released the band immersed itself in a new batch of songs, which are now on the new disc. After months of preparation the band was ready to record at Loyola Marymount University in Santa Monica, CA (FUN FACT: the same studio where Weezer recorded their B-side "Jaime")with producer Jason Krane. In 2004 and 2005 the band slowly worked on overdubs and re-did many guitar and drum parts for 4 songs. Last summer the band, completed 3 more songs with the guidance of LA Mission College record engineering professor Alexey Mohr. Check It Out!

The Bentleys - B Sharp
The Bentleys - T Rex
The Bentleys - Avelaine (vid)
The Bentleys @ MySpace

Macromantics - Moments In Movement (2007) !!!
The Snake The Cross The Crown - The Cotton Teeth (2007) !!!
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Some Loud Thunder (2007) !!!
The Postmarks - The Postmarks (2007) !!!
Mountaineer - When The Air Is Bright They Shine (2006) !!!
Rose Melberg - Cast Away The Clouds (2006) !!!
Go Sailor - Go Sailor !!!
fbcfabric & Reindeer - It's Not Who You Know, It's Whom You Know !!!
Unashamed - Silence + Reflections
Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You Destroyer? + Icons, Abstract Thee [EP] (2007) !!!
Menomena - Under An Hour: Hot Air !!!
Tokyo Police Club - A Lesson In Crime !!!
!!! - Myth Takes (2007) !!!
The Stooges - Weirdness (2007) !!!
Bitcrush - In Distance (2006) !!!
My Bloody Valentine - LPs + EPs !!!
+ The Hives, Soungarden, Placebo, Outkast
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
+ The Black Dahlia Murder, Phoenix Mourning, All That Remains, etc.
Modest Mouse - Live Concerts
Neutral Milk Hotel - Live In SF
Elliot Smith - Basement II Demos
Panic! At The Disco - Rare & B-Sides


Anonymous Lewis said...

amazing update, lots of new music. Thanks

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

indeed : been visiting this blog since a while, i never learned so much anywhere else
thanks for all that, mr ziggy !

7:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

New Feist's album, please?

5:33 PM  

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