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, and you can stream the title track at The music video for "Land Animal", directed by Greg Bowen and starring Jake Brasch, can be viewed at

Full press release at

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

April/May Tour Dates by Chris Baum

Spring US tour dates have just been announced. Details at and

4/14 Monty Hall | Jersey City, NJ†
4/18 The Shelter |Detroit, MI†
4/19 Mac's Bar | Lansing, MI†
4/20 Shank Hall | Milwaukee, WI†
4/21 The House Cafe | Dekalb, IL†
4/22 Blue Moose Taphouse | Iowa City, IA†
4/23 The Bottleneck | Lawrence, KS†
4/27 ISG Museum | Boston, MA†
5/6 Waiting Room | Buffalo, NY†
5/7 The Haunt | Ithaca, NY†
5/9 Ottobar | Baltimore, MD†
5/10 Chameleon Club | Lancaster, PA†
5/11 Canal Club | Richmond, VA†
5/12 Motorco Music Hall | Durham, NC†
5/14 One Longfellow Square | Portland, ME*
5/19 FIMAV | Victoriaville, QC†
†Bent Knee
*Guy Mendilow Ensemble

Photo by Damien McLean

Photo by Damien McLean

Hands Up Music Video Release by Chris Baum

Bent Knee's fourth and final music video from 2016’s Say So (Cuneiform Records) is now streaming at A bit of spring cleaning, if you will. Hands Up was produced by Human Being Productions, directed by Greg Bowen, filmed by Rich Ferri and Jon Stenning, and stars the brilliant Gabrielle Zabinski-Valdera. Special thanks to Zabinski Music Studio, Annie Gjelsvik, Farisa Mulvey, Rebekah Zabinski, and the many hands that made this production possible.

InWorlds MFA VR Installation Debut by Chris Baum

InWorlds is a cutting-edge mixed reality performance that invites a volunteer into virtual reality to become a character in a live theater show.  They enter a mysterious world to help a brave and curious creature make sense of a tragedy.  With its unique “mixed reality” presentation, Inworlds lets the audience peer directly into a VR world by covering the entire stage with projected visuals.

During the performance, the audience (and volunteer) goes on a journey through fantastical worlds in a first-of-its-kind interaction between a live actor and virtual reality participant.  Avital Manor-Peleg brings her brilliant masked performance to the stage alongside the volunteer, exploring new forms of social interaction by combining improvisational theater and VR through a story of loss, miracles, friendships and discovery.

Chris Baum, Sound Design
Jon Carter, Design
Jeff Hesser, Art / Design
Dare Matheson, Art / Design
Mike Mandel, Creative Lead / Code
Avital Manor Peleg, Performer / Design
Guy Mendilow, Sound Design
Dawn Rivers, Art
Sam Okerstrom-Lang, Projection Mapping
Ethan Vogt, Creative Consultant
Jonathan Becker, Mask Design

Created by Secret Portal in association with Dudley Square Studios

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Bent Knee LP4 Production Begins by Chris Baum

Bent Knee is back in the studio, fine-tuning new material for our fourth full-length recording, coming 2017. We spent an epic summer writing and performing this music in six different countries, and we're all excited about how our collective compositional voice has grown and evolved since the release of Say So. More soon, but for now, it's back to the workshop.

Oh, and did I mention that we've just signed with the international booking agency APA? Expect to see a lot more of the band in the coming year.