Sample Before You Download
Hello! My name is Ben and this is my EP.
If you're here downloading this, than I want to be friends with you. Seriously, it's a huge kindness that you would take the time to give your attention to something I created and I really appreciate it, so much so that I'd like to get to know you.
You already know my name (see above), but here's a little background.
In my 20's I played and sang with a rock and roll extravaganza called The Rosewood Fall. It was great, but also hard. I wrote a lot of songs about how hard it was and also spent a lot of time losing myself. Now I'm in my 30's, happily married, have 2 beautiful children and life is great, but also hard. I write songs about how hard it is and also spend a lot of time trying to get found.
If you listen to my music and think, "Wow, I'd like to know this guy as well", please email me @ quieterthanbombs[at]me[dot]com and I promise I'll write back. I think one of the greatest things about art in general, and music in particular, is the way it connects people. I love it. So let's connect, y'all.
About the EP:
The American Treasure™ known as Woody Guthrie used to go around playing a guitar that had the words "This Machine Kills Fascists" written on it. It was soooooooo Rock n' Roll, which is saying something since rock and roll didn't even exist yet. That slogan has since inspired countless artists and, as you have undoubtedly discerned by now, also inspired the title of this little digital EP that will undoubtedly be tickling your earbuds for months to come, so: Respect, Woody.
The four original songs on this EP are part of a larger body of songs that will make up my first full length, Saint Croix, which I hope to release sometime in the next 12 months. The record is about how messed up people can be to each other and how much pain we can, and do, cause each other all the time. And in the midst of that there's this crazy thing called grace, that in my humble opinion, can literally change everything in an instant... It's revolutionary and so I appropriated and retooled Mr. Guthrie's revolutionary slogan. I make no claims about wether he would approve of the music, but being that his weapons of choice for killing fascists were his guitar and his voice, I think he'd understand the spirit.
This EP is free! Who doesn't like free music, am I right!?!?
Through the magic of Noisetrade's nifty little system, all you need to do is enter your email address and they will send you a link to access your download. (Did I mention this is all FREE! AWESOME!) I will also add your email to my update list to periodically keep you in the loop on all the relevant musical goings on in my life. I promise not to write to much and clog your inbox and if you'd ever like to be removed from the list, just let me know, and I'll make sure and do it ASAP.
If you would like to help support my upcoming full length, you can also leave a tip and all the proceeds will be poured back into making new music for you to enjoy in the future.
Finally, if you listen, enjoy, and decide to download, I would be incredibly grateful for you sharing the record with your networks on Facebook and Twitter. Noisetrade makes this incredibly easy for you as soon as you enter your email address, so if you like what you hear, let your peeps in on West-Central Wisconsin's best kept secret! What can I say... I poured a lot into this music and I really to get it onto as many hard drives and into as many ears as I can! Your assistance in getting the word out is invaluable!
all songs written*, recorded, mixed, and mastered by S. Benjamin in a basement in West-Central Wisconsin
©2014 Quieter Than Bombs Music
*except “Jesus” - Originally recorded by The Velvet Underground; lyrics by Lou Reed; music by Sterling Morrison, Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, and Doug Yule