[ Rough Trade / CD ]
Release Date: Friday 15 August 2014
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The debut album from New Orleans based singer-songwriter Benjamin Booker. Hot on the heals of his single 'Violent Shiver' comes this album of garage soul. Hand-picked by Jack White to open on his 2014 US Summer Tour this 22 year old looks to have a bright future indeed if his live performances are any indication.
"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."
Have You Seen My Son?
Spoon Out My Eyeballs
I Thought I Heard You Screaming
Kids Never Growing Older
By The Evening