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THE Debut Record You Need to Hear in 2014: Benjamin Booker Announces the Arrival of an Immense New Talent

Booker's Self-Titled 2014 Debut Sparks With a Compelling Hybrid of Blues, Boogie, Folk, Rock, and Punk Delivered Via Honest, Raw Songwriting and Livewire Guitar Playing

New Orleans-based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker sounds years ahead of his 25-year age on this thrilling self-titled debut. His husky, raspy, nicotine-coated voice is spackled with raw soulfulness and Southern grit. His songs spark with blustery blues, high-intensity boogie, amplified folk, and guitar-driven punk. Smeared with greasy hooks and danceable rhythms, Benjamin Booker announces the launch of a rock n’ roll emissary that connects lines between the old Delta and contemporary scenes with charisma, verve, and purpose.

NME describes that lead single “Violent Shiver” is "made great by Benjamin Booker’s vocal, which is rough and loud and harsh with that all-American whiskey/cigarette/flu type of hoarseness...and his proficiency on the guitar hints at someone who’s been playing the instrument for most of his 20-odd years.”

“A raucous, unruly mix of punk, blues rock and soul, inspired by early 1980s acts like Black Flag, Minor Threat and the Gun Club.” – The New York Times

“Flashing both the raw talent of a recruit and the acumen of a much older musician, Booker's self-titled debut shows off both his youth and his grasp of past musical forms.” – NPR Music

“A curiously cool cross between indie rock distortion, grunge mumble and classic blues-rock that is best experienced live and turned up to 11.” – Rolling Stone

“Contender for rock record of the year.” – SPIN

“Booker's honesty ... just makes the intensity of the music all the more intriguing. You're left really wanting to hear where this guy's going next and who he wants to take along for the ride.” – Fresh Air

“’Benjamin Booker’ is an all-American rock album for the 21st century, with both the worn-in feel of a lost 78rpm classic and the livewire soul of modern punk.” – Vice Noisey

“The suavest kid in Southern Rock.” – GQ

“Takes the blueprint honed by his rock’n’roll forebears and transports them bang into 2014, gnarly and gloriously unrepentant.” – NME

Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker Track Listing:

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 Screaming
10. Old Hearts
11. Kids Never Growing Older
12. By the Evening
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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 Screaming
10. Old Hearts
11. Kids Never Growing Older
12. By the Evening

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