Call The Waves by Mike Benecke.
We’re happy to share with you today a new CD from indie folk singer Mike Benecke called Call The Waves, streaming below.
Released on February 1st, Call The Waves is Benecke’s debut CD (though he has released an EP in the past).
Call The Waves lives and breathes. An undertow, pulling ever deeper, engaging the thoughtful listener.
From adolescence, Mike wrote music, produced records, and toured with beloved “punk” and “indie” bands. Modern, melodic, heavy music. But must sounds rely on layers of distortion to make an impact? Can stompboxes and studio gimmicks disappear, allowing artist and audience to truly connect?
Reborn with only acoustic guitar and voice, Mike Benecke dropped the artiface. His debut EP – simple, intimate, unproduced – was hailed “a stunner… one of the most intimately thoughtful and honestly heartfelt records to come out of LA in years” (LA-Underground), broadcast by the estimable taste-makers at KCRW Los Angeles, and was west coast finalist on NPR’s 2012 Mountain Stage songwriting contest.
Now, Call The Waves, Mike’s debut CD, flows outward from that spring. Leading a band of brothers, their drums, bass, keys, guitars, and voices create ghostly melodies, unique structures, and simple, unexpected songs. Recorded raw, often from a single take, Call The Waves haunting, transformative songwriting, takes on a life of its own.
For fans of: Sun Kil Moon, Sufjan Stevens and Cass McCombs.
Give Call The Waves a listen, we’re digging his sound, and the relaxing feel of these tracks.
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