Ben Basic’s newest single, Die, releases today, January 14th. A free download of the song is available on Ben Basic’s Soundcloud page. Ben Basic recorded the song in his room in Santa Cruz Ca with an analogue synth he traded two ounces of weed for. Prior to the pandemic, Ben worked as a stagehand in San Francisco where he worked on large scale concerts such as Brian Wilson, Tom Petty and Metallica. He now resides in Santa Cruz California where he’s focused on home recording and remote collaborations. We first promoted Ben Basic back in June of 2019 when he released his first horror-themed music video, Dust. We did a review of the video here.
Although we are not being graced with a new video at the moment, we are very keen to see what is next from this macabre muso. We’ve already heard the new track and it’s very reminiscent of the above sound, creepy with great beats and haunting synths. It’s a strange kind of melodic industrial that’s easy on the ears while still cranking out a cacophony. Thanks for reading and as always, stay sordid.
Ben Basic Bio
Ben Basic’s obsession with music began at age 14 when his high school band Clod Hopper was selected to perform at Lollapalooza 1995, a couple of years later–during the surf-punk explosion of the nineties–he played in bands and put on shows with late Girls bassist, JR ‘Chet’ White. Today he’s put on a number of shows for bands including L7, Yacht and The Blow; he works as a unionized stagehand; clients including Metallica, Lana Del Rey and Tom Petty. He is featured on albums for the internet sensation Euromotion; Holy Mountain Records release Zdrastvootie 2; and released a successful solo album under his legal name Ben Pearce in 2017. Over the past ten years, he’s resided in San Francisco where he’s consistently gigged and recorded with rock band Windham Flat, joining bills with acts including, Deer Hoof, Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground and PPL MVR. He is currently waiting out the pandemic in Santa Cruz, California.
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