BEN KWELLER: BEN KWELLER


Ben Kweller
ATO Records is proud to announce the release of Ben Kweller's third album on September 19, 2006. The album, simply titled Ben Kweller, was produced by Gil Norton (Pixies) and is the follow up to 2004's highly acclaimed On My Way and 2002's indie-rock classic Sha Sha. Like these albums, the new one is brimming with unforgettable melodies and deft craft, while it also expresses a deep, open soulfulness that could only come from one so sensitive as Kweller. Unlike the previous albums, however, every note you'll here on Ben Kweller was played by the man himself.

With Ben Kweller, the 25-year-old native Texan wants to revive the nearly extinct tradition of the lone male rock singer. Harkening back to the days when Springsteen, Petty and Fogerty were writing iconic American music, Kweller strives to stand tall among the greats, writing Rock 'n' Roll music with infectious melodies over a bed of universal themes that longs to endure.

From the album's beginning, "Run," filled with snare drum, glockenspiel, electric guitar and piano hammering the same descending melody with jubilant tambourines to its hard rock closer, "This is War," one gets a sense that Kweller is after something classic. Few of his generation have the deep sense of craft and heritage to pull it off with as much success.

Kweller and his band will appear on the main stages of both this year's Lollapalooza Festival in August in Chicago and Austin City Limits Music Festival in September in Austin, TX.

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[Published on: 7/19/06]

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G$Love starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/19/2006 11:08AM
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G$Love

Ben Kweller is the real "emo". He rules. Can't wait for a new album.

Death Cube K Wed 7/19/2006 11:21AM
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Death Cube K

I missed the NCAA finals in 2004 to see him play at the Iron Horse. I had mucho money on the game and I couldn't watch. He cooled me out while the action was going on. The show was worth it on ALL accounts.

thesaxophonist starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/19/2006 11:36AM
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thesaxophonist

"Ben Kweller is the real "emo"."

Whats the best kind of grass?
Emo-grass


punchline: because it cuts itself

sorry about raggin on the emo crowd. i've listened to sha sha and i don't think that it is emo, i don't hear anything of this i hate the world bs.

EVILFUNK starstarstarstarstar Wed 7/19/2006 12:35PM
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EVILFUNK

i have still never heard this guy but i came across his website years ago. it is one of the best sites i have ever seen.there were old MXR stomp boxes for buttons and stuff. made by an outfit called 'Dogs Name' - or somthing like that- i forget. hardcore!

spearheadkid101 Thu 7/20/2006 08:13AM
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is jason roberts still playing with Ben Kweller for all of u who dont no Jason roberts is second cousins with Jon Fishman