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Release Date: 18 August 2014

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: Rough Trade Records


BENJAMIN BOOKER Self Titled Limited Vinyl LP

· Benjamin Booker, Rough Trade Records’ exciting new signing, will release his debut, self-titled album through Rough Trade.
· The album is produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes,
Hurray For The Riff Raff). Described as “a well-mixed musical cocktail of punk, folk, and New Orleans blues,” Benjamin Booker cites his influences as The Gun Club, Blind Willie Johnson and T. Rex.
· The young singer-songwriter plays as a two-piece with
drummer Max Norton, both of whom are based in New Orleans.
· Having already gained fans including Tame Impala, toured with Hurray For The Riff Raff and played a string of sold out shows in London, Booker and his drummer Max Norton have been hand-picked to open for Jack White on his US July tour, which will be followed by a series of summer US dates with Courtney Barnett.
· “Benjamin Booker blasted a raw brand of blues / boogie / soul,” observed the Chicago Tribune’s Greg Kot in his SXSW wrap-up. “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.”
· American Songwriter said “The 22-year-old New Orleans
guitarist / songwriter - joined live by drummer / mandolin
player Max Norton - took the stage as an unknown and…
stepped off the stage a conqueror.”
· “It might look like just two people onstage but Benjamin
Booker’s voice surely counts as a band member in its own right. Soulful and sandpaper-rough…” noted The Guardian, while NME said “he takes the ripped, raw racket of The Dirtbombs and smothers it in fuzzy, inherently moody-sounding riffs that recall The Gun Club and T Rex in equal measure.”

Featured Tracks:
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 Scream
10. Old Hearts
11. Kids Never Grow Older
12. By the Evening