Bent Knee

Live Act Progressive Rock
Bent Knee - Progressive  Rock Live Act in Boston, Massachusetts

Bent Knee Short Info

Bent Knee is a genre-defying art-rock collective from Boston. Fiercely innovative, the band bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. Drawing from an expansive sonic palette edged by the touchstones of heavy psych, baroque pop, and avant-jazz, the ensemble crafts compositions where melodies swell and collapse, only to coalesce unexpectedly into anthemic crescendo. Described as “grand, serene, and progressive” (The Needle Drop), the sound is new and the scope is vast, yet, infused with thrilling immediacy, the music cuts straight to the soul.

Formed in 2009 at the prestigious Berklee College of Music, the band — Courtney Swain (vocals/keyboards), Ben Levin (guitar/vocals], Chris Baum (violin/vocals), Jessica Kion (bass/vocals), Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth (drums), & Vince Welch (synth/sound design) — was brought together by a shared love of artistic evolution and progression, sculpting their sound through a writing practice based on unanimity. This collaborative creative process among such a wide range of backgrounds and influences has resulted in “a totally unique, mind-blowing, and genre-defiant sound” (Atlas and The Anchor), conjuring music that “demands attention... you’d have to be brain-dead to ignore

it” (Music Related Junk). Their latest studio release, ‘Shiny Eyed Babies’, has been embraced by fans and critics alike, collecting "Album of the Year" accolades from numerous publications. Called “a magnificent work of art” (Seattle Passive Aggressive), “flawless” (Allston Pudding), and “the most meticulously designed and inventive music of the year” (Chickenham Music), the album is “defining modern music” (No Ripcord), pushing the boundaries of the genre with grace and veracity.

Distilling the musical lives of six virtuosic obsessive down into something bracingly new, the ensemble’s work is both raw and cerebral; innovation that remains within reach. Their sonic world is “from another dimension... absorbing and absolutely incomprehensible” (The Bay Bridged) and can be enjoyed simply floating on the surface, certainly, but those willing to plunge down into the depths will find revealed the hidden secrets that dwell beneath and touch the spark of creativity. Combining immense depth and musicality with enthralling melody and grand arrangement, Bent Knee is high art for the masses.

Bent Knee is a genre-defying art-rock collective from Boston. Fiercely innovative, the band bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. Drawing from an expansive sonic palette edged by the touchstones of heavy psych, baroque pop, and avant-jazz, the ensemble crafts compositions where melodies swell and collapse, only to coalesce unexpectedly into anthemic crescendo. Described as “grand, serene, and progressive” (The Needle Drop), the sound is new and the scope is vast, yet, infused with thrilling immediacy, the music cuts straight t...

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Past Gigs Bent Knee

  • 06 | 2015 Tulsa, OK, US The Center of the Universe Festival
  • 05 | 2014 Mayne Island, BC, CA Campbell Bay Music Festival
  • 02 | 2014 Austin, TX, US South by South West
  • 02 | 2013 New York, NY, US CMJ
  • 12 | 2012 Boston, MA, US First Night Festival

Discography Bent Knee

  • 2014 Shiny Eyed Babies Album | Independent Release
  • 2011 Bent Knee Album | Independent Release

Media

  • Video Bent Knee - Being Human | L...
  • Video BENT KNEE "WAY TOO LONG" #B...
  • Video Bent Knee - Good Girl | Liv...

Origin

  • Boston, Massachusetts US

Founded

  • 2009