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Benjamin Booker's New Album 'Witness' Streaming Now Via NPR Music

Benjamin Booker's New Album 'Witness' Streaming Now Via NPR Music

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) A week ahead of its June 2nd release, Benjamin Booker's new album 'Witness' (ATO) is streaming in full now via NPR Music, who say "[Witness] is an album that follows the cathartic thunder of Booker's debut with moody, coiled energy". Listen here, and feel free to share:

In recent weeks 'Witness' has earned praise from Time Magazine,, Fader, the NY Times, Rolling Stone + more. NPR Music shared the title track (featuring Mavis Staples), paired with a powerful personal statement from Booker detailing the album's origins in Mexico City:

'Witness' marks the most ambitious statement of Booker's career - drawing on the writings of James Baldwin, William Onyeabor's 70s African psych rock, Freddie Gibbs, garage-punk + more. Pre-order 'Witness' here:

Praise for 'Witness':
"A soulful, searching meditation on faith and self-reliance" -Time Magazine
"An urgent synthesis of blues, gospel and soul….[Booker] hones his approach with a raw and unforgiving candor that's reminiscent of downtown New York punk"

"An explosive, gospel-tinged revelation" -American Songwriter ("Witness)
"A staticky, high-tempo ballad that packs a punch" -FADER ("Right On You")
Booker will play a special release-week show at Rough Trade NYC on June 5, ahead of a full nationwide tour later this year. More dates to be announced soon.

Benjamin Booker Tour:
Jun 2 - Surf Lodge - Montauk, NY
Jun 5 - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY
Jul 22 - Rock the Garden Festival - Minneapolis, MN
Jul 27 - House of Blues - Anaheim, CA*
Jul 28 - The Greek Theatre - Berkeley, CA*
Jul 29 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles, CA*
Aug 26 - Moontower Festival - Lexington, KY
Sept 15-17 - Telluride Blues & Brews Festival - Telluride, CO
Oct 5-15 - Austin City Limits Festival - Austin, TX
*= with Portugal. The Man

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