Brendan Benson releases his marvellous new album “The Alternative To Love” on March 14 th. “The Alternative To Love” is the follow-up to 2002’s “Lapalco” and was written and recorded by Brendan himself at Le Grand Studio – which is actually in Brendan’s house in Detroit. Mixing and additional production was done by Tchad Blake at Real World Studios, England.
A single, “Spit It Out”, is released on March 7 th. Brendan’s February UK tour is now sold out.
The 12 songs on the album are: SPIT IT OUT COLD HANDS (WARM HEART) FEEL LIKE MYSELF ALTERNATIVE TO LOVE THE PLEDGE THEM AND ME BIGGEST FAN FLESH AND BONE GET IT TOGETHER GOLD INTO STRAW WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR BETWEEN US
A single, “Spit It Out”, is released on March 7 th. Brendan’s February UK tour is now sold out. He returns to these shores in April – tour dates are:
April: 18 th The Waterfront NORWICH 19 th Roadmender NORTHAMPTON 20 th Fleece & Firkin BRISTOL 21 st Academy III MANCHESTER 22 nd Whelans DUBLIN 24 th The Arches GLASGOW 25 th Academy II BIRMINGHAM 26 th Wedgewood Rooms PORTSMOUTH 27 th Electric Ballroom LONDON 28 th Rescue Rooms NOTTINGHAM 29 th Cockpit LEEDS
Also, look out for Brendan and his band at some of this years European festivals
Brendan Benson - Spit It Out - Video Streams
1.Brendan Benson - Spit It Out
TEN GREAT THINGS ABOUT BRENDAN BENSON
Brand new single “Spit It Out” is released on March 7 th
The “Maxi Enhanced” CD features extra tracks “Left And Right”, “Baby On Rug” and “Spit It Out” - the video, which is ace.
“Spit It Out” is also available on a covetable 7” with “Left And Right” nestling on the B-side.
Brendan’s ginger pussy-cat Sam features on the sleeve to “Spit It Out”. Sam also appears on the sleeve of Brendan’s new album “Alternative To Love” and was a cover-star on Brendan’s last album “Lapalco”
All songs were written by Brendan, except “Left And Right” which was co-written with former band-mate Chris Plum.
Songs all recorded by Brendan with additional production and mixing by Tchad Blake. “Spit It Out” mixed by Tom Rothrock.
Brendan’s house doubles up as his own recording studio. All songs were recorded chez Brendan – and the video to “Spit It Out” was also filmed there..
Brendan is addicted to Marmalade.
“Alternative To Love” – Brendan’s mighty fine new album is released on March 14 th.
Brendan and his band tour the UK in February and April