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Austin, Texas, United States

Austin, Texas, United States
Band Pop


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"Austin Trio Benko"

"...a perfect blend of Bill Evans and Brainiac..." - Austin American Statesman

"SXSW 2006 Pick"

"Mars may need guitars, but we've got more than enough down here. That's why Benko's vibraphone-for-guitar take on indie-pop sounds so refreshing. While this might come off as novelty in the hands of dilettantes, vibraphonist Sarah Norris, bassist Erik 'the Butcher' Grostic, and drummer Graham Reynolds all ooze voracious chops. The Austin trio's self-released debut EP, An International Affair, offers an intriguing first take." - Austin Chronicle

"SXSW Recommended"

"Clever, artful pop from a classically trained trio of bass, drums, and vibraphone. Indie pop rhythms with a thick, vibe-heavy sound made sweeter with tight male/female vocal harmonies." - Yaris-SXSW


An International Affair (EP) - 2005
Welcome to the Follow Through (LP) - 2008



Benko, a pop trio from Austin, Texas, creates catchy indie melodies with bass, drums, and vibraphone. The band’s guitar-less sound is both heavy and melodic, pairing jangling riffs with a raw, distorted crunch. Benko’s combination of pop songcraft and fresh instrumentation feels at once innovative and familiar. While the players’ jazz influences occasionally come to the surface, Benko’s sound is united by its pop sensibilities.

Their first album, Welcome to the Follow Through, was engineered and mixed by Jim Eno (Spoon) and mastered by Erik Wofford.