Immediate download of 4-track album in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
We are going to be releasing a track a day leading up to our release party at Littlefield in Brooklyn on the 20th! 2 tracks out of 4 released, thanks so much, can't wait to play the whole thing for you.
The Bengsons' latest, HUNDRED DAYS [EP], is a whirlwind tour through their most ambitious work to date: their experimental mixed-media folk opera, Hundred Days. Recorded in Brooklyn with producer Felix McTeigue (The Honey Brothers, Madi Diaz, Lucy Wainwright and celebrated Nashville songwriter for Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood), and featuring special guests Nick Petricca (Walk The Moon) and Anais Mitchell, the EP features huge gang vocals, booming drums and the emotionally direct lyrics and vocals the husband-and-wife writing duo are known for. Abigail (vox) and Shaun Bengson (vox, guitars, pianos, keys) are joined by the full band roster, including Talia Mailman on classical harp, Raymond Russell on bass, and Conor Meehan on drums, as well as a coterie of special guests and singers.
This album was made possible by the unbelievable generosity of The Bengsons' Kickstarter backers. Huge huge thanks and praise to them!
HUNDRED DAYS is the fierce, triumphant story of a young couple who fall in love, only to have their time together cut short by a fatal illness. They decide to try and live the 12 months they have left together as though it were the 60 years they had imagined they would have. They transform their apartment into a world where they can move through their 20's, 30's, 60's, 80's, and try to create the experience of a full life together. The Bengsons have been developing this piece with some of Off-Broadway and Broadway's finest talent, through workshops at theaters in California, Ohio, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New York, in preparation for a 2014 debut at Z Space in San Francisco.
released 20 June 2012
Produced by Felix McTeigue and The Bengsons.
Recorded in Brooklyn, NY.
Engineered by Felix McTeigue and Drew Guido and Stewart Myers.
Abigail Nessen Bengson - Vocals
Shaun McClain Bengson - Guitars, vocals, piano
Nick Petricca - Vocals (Track 2)
Anais Mitchell - Vocals (Track 1)
Talia Mailman - Classical harp
Raymond Russell - Bass
Conor Meehan - Drums (Tracks 2 & 3)
John O'Reilly - Drums (Tracks 1 & 4)
Joshua Pollock - Guitar
Gang vocals by Lydia Benecke, Jamie Hamm, Pam Karlin, Dalane Mason, and Michael Hoch.
This album was founded through the amazing support of Michael Hoch, Rachel Routh, Rodney Rogers, Marianne Lust, and our INCREDIBLE KICKSTARTER BACKERS!!! Thank you guys!!! woooooooot!
Special thanks to Allison Prouty, Second Bolt, and our beautiful friends and family.
Album art by Slim Mittens.
Bandcamp banner art by Joel Bengson, Slim Mittens and Shaun Bengson.
Copyright Shaun & Abigail Bengson, 2012. All rights reserved.
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