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Lil Ben

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IN THA DEN
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LIL BEN LIVES IN A HAZE OF SOUND AT ONCE CRISP AND MOLTEN. THE LAST OF CALIFORNIA’S GOLDEN BEARS, BEN IS PRESERVED IN A DEN IN OAKLAND, WHERE HE’S BEEN CONDEMNED TO DRAW MAPS, DELIVER HUGS, RECORD ON A POWERBOOK AND PROGRAM BEATS. WHILE LIL BEN IS BRETHREN TO GENTLE BEN, SMOKEY, BALOO, HERCULES, WINNIPEG AKA WINNIE THE POOH, JJ1; BART & THE REST OF KODIAK ISLAND—AS WELL AS THE STATE OF TODAY’S FINANCIAL MARKETS—HIS WORK CLOSER RESEMBLES THAT OF MUSICIANS WHO USE COMPUTERS, SYNTHS, GUITARS & SHURE MICS IN THE COMFORT OF THEIR OWN HOME. LIL BEN’S WORK—ALWAYS HIGHLY COLLABORATIVE—COULD BE CATEGORIZED AS LO-FI POST-DIGITAL HEAD MUSIC, THOUGH ITS CREATOR PREFERS THE TERM FILTHPOP. LIL BEN TIES TOGETHER HIS INTERESTS IN POP, DUB, AMERICANA, PSYCHEDELIA, HIP-HOP, AND NOISE BY RECORDING AND PERFORMING WITH HIS FRIENDS.

SOPHOMORE LP “NOW EVERYBODY” AVAILABLE <a href=”http://soundcloud.com/bensinclair/sets/lil-ben-now-everybody”>HERE</a href>.

DEBUT LP “JAH FLAGRANT” AVAILABLE HERE.

“WELL ANYWAY” EP—A SERIES OF NOISE MIXES FROM “NOW EVERYBODY”—IS AVAILABLE <a href=”soundcloud.com/bensinclair/sets/lil-ben-well-anyway-ep”>HERE</a href> A LIMITED EDITION CASSETTE of “WELL ANYWAY” IS COMING OUT THIS FALL ON MANZANITA TAPES.

FIRST TWO LPS, COMPRISING THE “FILTHPOP SUITE” (2009), ARE TO BE PACKAGED ON CD-R THIS FALL.

LIL BEN WILL ROCK A BLAZING HOT SHOW AT YOUR HOUSE, CLUB, YARD, OFFICE. WHATEVER. WHAT’S UP.

CONTACT LIL BEN AT JAHFLAGRANT@GMAIL.COM

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