iZotope Feature // Live Video Premieres // US Tour Dates by Chris Baum

I recently sat down with iZotope to discuss the differences between writing for the studio and writing for the stage. One of my favorite audio software companies sponsored a Bent Knee concert filming at The Record Co. earlier this year, and they're premiering two new live videos from that session alongside the article.

https://www.izotope.com/en/community/blog/artist-stories/2017/07/interview-experimental-rock-band-bent-knee-on-the-intersection-of-songwriting-and-live-performance.html

 Bent Knee's US tour starts up again this Friday. Dates and details at bentkneemusic.com/tour

7.14 Northampton MA | 7.15 Nashua NH | 7.17 Buffalo NY | 7.18 Ferndale MI | 7.19 Indianapolis IN | 7.20 Madison WI | 7.23 Dekalb IL | 7.24 Minneapolis MN | 7.25 Lawrence KS | 7.27 Denver CO | 7.31 Seattle WA | 8.1 Portland OR | 8.2 Bend OR | 8.4 San Francisco CA | 8.5 Los Angeles CA | 8.7 San Diego CA

"Land Animal" Is Out Now by Chris Baum

"Land Animal" has arrived! Bent Knee's fourth studio album is out now on InsideOutMusic/Sony. We're incredibly proud of this record and can't wait for you to hear it. Stream/purchase at http://smarturl.it/bentkneelandanimal

To celebrate the release, here's a live take of "Terror Bird", the opening track on the record. https://youtu.be/XIcTchfB8To

Early praise:

"As easily as the music makes you marvel, it provides delirious release." -NPR

"In a class all their own." -Rebel Noise

"Uncompromising, imaginative, and bold... one of the most incredible and vibrantly unique records this year." -Ethos Live

"Land Animal is one thrilling, inspiring, often terrifying ride." -PopMatters

"Throwing off the shackles of genre... truly the definition of experimentalism." -Consequence of Sound

"A wild, thrilling, utterly bewildering journey." -Belwood Music

"The most exciting upcoming act of the 2010s." -Prog Talk

"An exercise in controlled chaos, in an all-encompassing vibe that manages to squeeze all parts of Bent Knee into optimal expression." -Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"An exhilarating gust of fresh air." -The Prog Report

"A perfect balance has been struck between innovation, accessibility, cognitively stirring discourse, emotional engagement and sheer, unmitigated entertainment." -Metal Discovery

"A complex, thought-provoking art installation appreciable on multiple levels.” -Rock at Night

"It’s very rare that an artist or band comes along that changes your perspective on music and art. Bent Knee have done just that." -Substream Magazine

Terror Bird | Live at The Record Co.

Land Animal Album Stream (Consequence of Sound) by Chris Baum

Thanks to Consequence of Sound, you can now listen to Bent Knee sell out and cash in on our "major label debut"! Land Animal comes out Friday. The article and full album stream is at goo.gl/um712a. Preorder the record at smarturl.it/bentkneelandanimal.

A bit of insight on the album —

Life on earth primarily evolved out of the ocean, a habitat in which organisms freely move in three dimensions. Creatures outside of that environment, however, engage in a constant battle with gravity. Why didn’t we remain in the water? Land animals are explorers; survivors. In the midst of great struggle, we trudge ever forward. Each song on Land Animal tells the story of human survival in its own way. As complex social issues and technological breakthroughs continue to shape our evolution as a species, they echo our early efforts to step foot onto land.

Early praise for Land Animal:

"It’s very rare that an artist or band comes along that changes your perspective on music and art. Bent Knee have done just that." -Substream Magazine

"A perfect balance between innovation, accessibility, cognitively stirring discourse, emotional engagement and sheer, unmitigated entertainment." -Metal Discovery

"An exhilarating gust of fresh air." -Prog Report

"An all-encompassing vibe that manages to squeeze all parts of Bent Knee into optimal expression." -Heavy Blog Is Heavy

"As easily as the music makes you marvel, it provides delirious release." -WBUR

"A complex, thought-provoking art installation appreciable on multiple levels.” -Rock at Night

Terror Bird Video Premiere by Chris Baum

I'm thrilled to debut Bent Knee's second single/video from Land Animal, out June 23rd from InsideOutMusic/Sony. "Terror Bird" is about fighting our natural inclination to become indifferent toward the world around us. We all have an idea in our heads of how a good person thinks and feels. Good people feel sad when hearing about tragedies, angry when reading about injustices, and happy for other’s successes, but sometimes, our brains fail to meet our own standards and slump into an apathetic mush instead. In a globalized, hyper-connected society, it’s a problem we wrestle with now more than ever. Stream the video at https://youtu.be/44juYfgipU4.

"Terror Bird" was directed by Greg Bowen and stars Caitlin Weaver. The song is now available for streaming on all major platforms. Preorder Land Animal at bentkneemusic.com/store.

Holy Ghost Video Premiere // June Tour Dates by Chris Baum

"It’s very rare that an artist or band comes along that changes your perspective on music and art. On 'Holy Ghost,' Bent Knee have done just that."

Bent Knee's first of a series of live videos filmed at The Record Co. just premiered via Substream Magazine. The concert was sponsored by iZotope, produced by DeSant Productions, engineered by Geoff Nielson & Jamie Rowe, and mixed by Vince Welch. "Holy Ghost" is from Land Animal, Bent Knee's upcoming studio album, out June 23rd on InsideOut/Sony.

substreammagazine.com/2017/05/premiere-bent-knee

Land Animal Video Premiere/Album Announcement by Chris Baum

Bent Knee is thrilled to announce that our fourth studio recording, "Land Animal", will be released on InsideOutMusic/Sont on June 23rd, 2017. The album is now available for pre-order at bentkneemusic.com/store, and you can stream the title track at smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal. The music video for "Land Animal", directed by Greg Bowen and starring Jake Brasch, can be viewed at https://youtu.be/ocn0gkJ2sMY

Full press release at https://goo.gl/9fRHoo

June Tour Dates:
6/1 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC
6/3 New Haven, CT @ Café Nine
6/5 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
6/6 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung-Fu Necktie
6/7 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Fun House/Mr. Smalls
6/8 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/9 Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
6/11 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
6/12 Chicago, IL @ Schubas
Details at bentkneemusic.com/tour