Wow. Not sure how this one slipped under our radar, but it’s damn good to see that Brendan Benson is back doing his solo work. I guess we got used to the silence, after all it’s been four years since his last LP, the oh-so-delightful Alternative To Love came out and you can only listen to the Raconteurs for so long you know?
This new track “Feel Like Taking You Home” kicks off with an ominous keyboard refrain before charging into an almost post-punk intensity and bombast. Not the usual power pop we’re used to from Brendan but definitely an interesting expansion of his usual sound and a welcome return. Benson’s new record My Old Familiar Friend comes out 8/18