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Daydream Announcement

January 24, 2019:

Bencoolen announces a 25 date tour anchored by NYC and DC headliners, and opening slots with Willie Nile, Flow Tribe, and CBDB. The tour will be in support of a ten song album, titled Daydream. The record cycles through genres seamlessly, from pop to funk to rock, capturing the genre-bending spectacle now expected out of their live performance. The record is headlined by "Tonight," "Roll On," and "Daydream” where listeners are enveloped in steady pulses, swaggering leads, and confident vocal performances. The release was made possible by the generosity of Dragon’s Lair Studios and producer Addison Smith's touch behind the controls. It was captured in a cabin tucked away in the lush hills of West Virginia. Juliana Todeschi from PFA joins the team for publicity support. And maintains an active roster that includes Pigeons Playing Ping Pong & Chris Robinson Brotherhood.

The album will drop on March 8, but singles and early releases will be made available to those who watch closely. Live sessions from Washington DC’s Ivakota Studio have already been posted and a Relix announcement is coming in short order!

In the meantime, listen in to Bencoolen's latest single "In the End"

Stream it here


"Bencoolen's "In Color," is a charming departure from your run-of-the-mill Indie Rock. The EP is fresh, it's bold, and it combines genres to make the record pop from your stereo into your ears. Each song on the album has the ability to stand on it's own, flowing gently but with vibrancy from one track to the next. The in-your-face sound of the group is brought to fruition with horns, standout rhythm and standout guitars that grace the record within every note." - No Depression (Read more HERE)

""in Color," is a delightful release that sheds inhibitions or molds that a young band is 'expected' to fulfill. They are brilliantly unique and truly beat to the sound of their own drum." - Ethnocloud (Read more HERE)

"Bencoolen's energy throughout the record is infectious. I feel like I am at a party right from the start... Everything and anything is fair game on the EP, as it showcases the band's ability to blend various genres, without it coming across as forced. The horns, the vocals, the backing instruments, all combine forces to create a burst of energy that screams through the record. I can only imagine what the band sounds like live.." - Independent Artist Buzz (Read more HERE)

Bencoolen Supports Mihali of TwiddlE in Asbury Park

Bencoolen makes their first trip to Asbury Park, NJ to open for Mihali of Twiddle at the Jams on the Sand Concert Series. Please find more information below: