Hip-hop / Funk
Electronic / Rock
Bent Knee is: Ben Levin - guitar & vocals Chris Baum - violin & vocals Courtney Swain - lead vocals & keyboards Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth - drums Jessica Kion - bass & vocals Vince Welch - production & sound design.
Bent Knee is a genre-defying rock band from Boston. Fiercely innovative, the band bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original.
Bent Knee is an American art rock band formed in Boston, Massachusetts in 2009.
Bent Knee is: Ben Levin - Guitar Chris Baum - Violin Courtney Swain - Vocals & Keyboards Jessica Kion - Bass & Vocals Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth - Drums Vince Welch - Production & Sound Design. Say So Written and performed by Bent Knee Produced and mixed by Vince Welch Engineered by Matt Beaudoin at Q Division Sound Additional engineering by Chris McLaughlin and Vince Welch Assistant engineering by Grace Reader, Griffin Bach, Jamie Rowe, Joel Edinberg, Matt Carlson, Michael Healy, and Steven Xia Mastered by Randy Roos at Squam Sound Recorded at Q Division Studios, The Record Company,.
Bent Knee by Bent Knee, released 27 September 2011 1. Urban Circus 2. I Don't Love You Anymore 3. Funeral 4. I've Been This Way Before 5. After Years of Love 6. Little Specks of Calcium 7. Styrofoam Heart 8. Nave. Nick Suda Bent Knee are another group of people I went to college with. Who knew a Vai lineage shredder would work so well on freak-out, dark ambient, Bungle-esque, heavily Bjorkian pop rock? If you know Schoolyard Heroes, you're very close to the sound of Bent Knee. This record is fantastic.
Bent Knee biography Formed in 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The band was formed at Boston's Berklee College of Music by Courtney SWAIN (Vocals), Ben LEVIN (Guitar) and Vince WELCH (Production and Sound Design) out of a love of the epic and grand and has influences of Psych, Baroque Pop and Avant-Jazz. Their eponymous debut CD was released in 2011 and is mostly a study of Courtney SWAIN's sultry voice, which sounds like an angry Shirley Manson (GARBAGE), fighting for attention from Ben LEVIN's occasionally crunchy and frequently sporadic guitar. Boston-based many-dimensional progressive rockers BENT KNEE are back with their fourth album. This one feels less hurried and far more mature than their previous effort, 2016's Say So.
Land Animal album cover. Bent Knee’s sound is hard to pin down. Eccentric pop? Art rock? Avant-garde prog? No matter how you categorize it, you must include a qualifying adjective to convey this simple message: It’s unusual. Land Animal’s first track Terror Bird is a fitting opener that lets you know what’s in store. The song demonstrates the band’s ability to transition flawlessly between serene and chaotic. Bent Knee’s blending of genres is most apparent in Belly Side Up. Imagine an Ingrid Michaelson/Regina Spektor indie pop rock vocal laid over a backing track performed by Modest Mouse. And throw in a reggae vibe - there is a weed reference, after all. It works surprisingly well.
Bent Knee are a Boston-based group founded in 2009. Their 3rd album, Say So, is out on May 20th, 2016 and finds the band taking a much welcome step forward. The group create a form of music that combines rock, pop and the avant-garde into something entirely unique and genre defying. This is not as much Prog as it is closer to Jazz but mostly it is just different and risk-taking music.
Boston’s Bent Knee are hoping album four will be the change needed to let them quit those day jobs. Prog talks to the six-piece about keeping their sense of humour, hard work and "wild boys". If there’s one thing Bent Knee have learned, it’s how to maintain their sense of humour under adverse conditions. That attitude has buoyed the six Boston-based musicians during the difficult period of creating their fourth album, Land Animal. Diamonds are formed under pressure; so are musical jewels. Land Animal has a baroque, chamber pop sound that may appeal to fans of XTC, Knifeworld, Sufjan Stevens and Cardiacs.
|2||I Don't Love You Anymore||3:10|
|4||I've Been This Way Before||3:06|
|5||After Years Of Love||3:47|
|6||Little Specks Of Calcium||5:21|
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Folk and Country
Folk and Country
Rock / Funk / Pop
Folk and Country