You are currently browsing the archive for the ROYAL POTATO FAMILY category.

For more than a decade pianist/sound-sculptor/songwriter Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive resume of composition and collaboration. His studio albums have set forth a vision for music that connects the dots between Explosions In The Sky and Tortoise on one side, Brian Eno and Brad Mehldau on the other, while in the live setting his performances reverberate with pulsating dance rock energy.

Marco Benevento‘s latest studio album “TigerFace,” was recorded and mixed by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Fiona Apple) and Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Akron/Family), and the set on the recording features Matt Chamberlain (Bill Frisell, Pearl Jam), John McEntire (Tortoise, The Sea & The Cake) and Andrew Barr (The Barr Brothers), bassists Dave Dreiwitz (Ween), Reed Mathis (Tea Leaf Green) and Mike Gordon (Phish), violinist Ali Helnwein (Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra) and saxophonist Stuart Bogie (Antibalas, Superhuman Happiness), and Kalmia Traver (Rubblebucket).
“Tiger Face” is available on The Royal Potato Family.

This Is How It Goes (Marco Benevento) by Royal Potato Family

Marco Benevento performing “This Is How It Goes” at WFMU

Fireworks | Marco Benevento by Royal Potato Family

Yellowbirds – The Rest Of My Life (animated collage video),
from the album “The Color.”

Yellowbirds is the moniker for the latest musical exploits of Sam Cohen (guitarist, songwriter, vocalist in the psychedelic collective Apollo Sunshine).  Both songs appeared on his debut full length “The Color,” available now on Royal Potato Family.

As existential lyrical themes emerge, delivered nonchalantly over psyched-out aural landscapes, the picture emerges of a dust-blown, 4th dimensional Future West. This is Cohen’s (he grew up in Houston, Texas) quixotic world where “only the purist tones can be heard”.

Yellowbirds are Sam Cohen and friends (Brian Geltner, Max Koepke, Neil Berenholz, Josh Kaufman, Wynne Bennett, George Lewis, Brian Kantor).
Buy Vinyl, here.