The Bengsons

The Bengsons

 New York City, New York, USA
BandFolk

The Bengsons pioneering vaudevillian indie folk combines rousing, all-join-hands group choruses with spry vocal melodies and rich instrumentation that incorporates everything from banjo to accordion to church organ. Think Andrew Bird and Florence + The Machine writing the next Arcade Fire record.

Biography

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"Not only a tremendous musical talent, but also a raw honesty and sincere righteousness." The New York Times

"There is just no easy way to describe the experience... It's a little bit of everything and also unlike anything you've seen and heard before. There's no show quite like it... on any stage anywhere"
CityBeat

"The band has to rise to every music journalists list as a must see band soon, because it is unlike anything you have ever seen. Its as fast and furious as a punk show but as creative and clever as an Off-Broadway play." Sal Bono, The Examiner

"Vaudvillian Indie Folk" isn't a term you hear often -- and for good reason. It takes a special measure of skill and restraint to pull it off properly, the kind of balancing act New York husband-and-wife duo The Bengsons manage expertly. Their songs blend rousing, all-join-hands group choruses with spry vocal melodies and rich instrumentation that incorporates everything from banjo to accordion to church organ. Think Andrew Bird, Kathleen Edwards and Florence + The Machine writing the next Arcade Fire record and you're getting close.

The Proof is their most compelling and accomplished work to date. Like their previous outings, The Proof is built around a central story – one that's both profound and profoundly moving. It centers on a young couple faced with the onset of a sudden, terminal illness. With only a year to spend together, they decide to live 12 months as though they were the 60 years, creating a world of rapidly changing seasons and tiny moments of stillness. The group will be touring the album as a proper stage production, boasting state-of-the-art video projection and design by Andrew Lazarow (co-founder of Seattle's Satori Group), and direction by Williams College's David Eppel (co-founder of South Africa's Market Theater).

The critics have been united in their adulation. The New York Times says the Bengsons are, "Not only a tremendous musical talent, but [possess] a raw honesty, a sincere righteousness.” CityBeat raves, "It's a little bit of everything, and unlike anything you've seen or heard." And the Addison Independent calls them "Friendly, fresh-faced and downright enchanting." The Proof is their most ambitious – and rewarding – work yet. - The Press House

General Manager: Allison Prouty
allison@secondbolt.com

Press Relations:
Dawn Kamerling (The Press House)
dawn@thepresshouse.com

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Discography

2010 - The Bengsons' "The Proof"
2009 - The Bengsons' "Six Hours"
2008 - Zombie Nationalists' "#1 [EP]"

The albums can be bought on iTunes or via our website: www.bengsons.com

Set List

We play sets of 30 to 90 minutes in length.

We play all originals.