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 Preorder the record at

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

"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

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.

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