Out May 7th 2012 on BNS Sessions/Cargo Records!
Available online at the usual spots...
Video, directed by Travis Huggett and Ben Parry:
Jeremy Benson has spent a good portion of the last 10 years as a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter for the New Jersey indie folk-rock band Roadside Graves. He has toured around the country, performing at venues ranging from Red Rocks to the Troubadour and the 40 Watt, to barns, farms, tattoo shops, bowling alleys...
"Darksongs 2 is comprised of exactly that, darksongs. Now i wouldnt call it a sad bastard type of record, its anything but, cause at its heart i walk a way with a sense of hope rather than complete and utter despair...Long and short, its really a beautiful and amazing record"
- Captain's Dead
"Benson, best known for his work as multi-instrumentalist (guitar, trashcan tops, etc.) for the excellent Roadside Graves, departs from the Graves dusty wander and warbling boom, and emerges from primarily backing vocal duties there to bring his candid tenor to the fore on this, his second solo record. His voice is deep, direct, assertive...
- Aquarium Drunkard
This album was recorded in January of 2011 at Strange Weather in Brooklyn, NY by Daniel Schlett (Roadside Graves, Peelander Z, Friends, An Albatross) and Marc Alan Goodman (Jolie Holland).
Mixed and mastered by Daniel Schlett
All songs written by Jeremy Benson
Performed by Jeremy Benson, Colin Ryan, John Piatkowski, Daniel Schlett, Ivana Carrescia, Debra Disbrow, Eric Haugen, and Rich Zilg.
Album cover photo by Travis Huggett