Photo: Rich Ferri

Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single “Catch Light”, the first new music to arrive from their forthcoming new studio album out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside Thank You Scientist.

The band comments: “Catch Light is about the pressure women feel to shrink themselves and their ideas. The song is the culmination of over a year of collaborative sonic experiments and marks a drastically new direction for the band. More to come.”

Listen to ‘Catch Light’ here: 

The band’s full list of upcoming North American live dates can be found below:

11th June – Buffalo Iron Works, Buffalo, NY
12th June – Mahall’s, Lakewood, OH
13th June – Pyramid Scheme, Grand Rapids, MI
14th June – Shank Hall, Milwaukee, WI
15th June – The Citadel Music Hall, Indianapolis, IN
16th June – The Southgate House Revival, Newport, KY
18th June – Ottobar, Baltimore, MD
19th June – Space Ballroom, Hamden, CT
20th June – The Met, Pawtucket, RI
21st June – Port City Music Hall, Portland, ME
22nd June – Palladium, Worcester, MA

Earlier in the year, Bent Knee embarked on their first, extensive, European tour alongside label-mates Haken and Danish act VOLA. To coincide with this they launched a video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their last album ‘Land Animal’. Watch the video for ‘Boxes’ now here:

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace, and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weave’s it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s Land Animal, 2016’s Say So and 2014’s Shiny Eyed Babies, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here:
“Mind-boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” –NPR
“The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal
“Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

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