Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning celebrates the release of his debut full-length “Turns” with the official video for his single “Friends of Mine.” Premiered with Pitchfork TV, the video shows Ben Browning rewinding time to catch up with some old friends. Directed by NY-based filmmakers Trouble Hands, the video was shot in a six-room, 500-square-foot 1920s beach bungalow. As the camera spins a cast of characters cycle through their daily routines, repeating the same acts, again and again—preparing a meal, stacking books, pacing back and forth on the phone (a fitting cameo from Alex Karpovsky of Girls)—like a snagged needle in a locked groove. Ben watches on as things get surreal, walking through the rooms of the house, as if recreating a modern take on “It’s A Wonderful Life” (by way of share-house classic “Dogs In Space”). Repetitive sure, but even in such tight quarters these Friends don’t cramp your style.
Be sure to catch Ben live on his upcoming nine-date US tour, kicking off on July 22nd in Chicago at Lincoln Hall.
Ben’s full-length album “Turns” is out now; get it via iTunes HERE.
Earlier this month Australian producer/songwriter Ben Browning shared the first look at his debut full-length “Turns” with the blissed out single “Make It Easy.” A long-time member of the band Cut Copy, Ben’s solo project sees him defining his personal musical identity and more electronic influences, pulling melodic inspiration from Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney, and dance music cues from Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.
Today Ben shares a second single from the LP titled “Friends Of Mine,” an irresistible disco dance number that showcases Ben’s versatility as a producer. Glimmering synths usher in this delightful treat and set the stage for the summer dance party that soon follows. To celebrate the release of “Friends Of Mine” as well as in anticipation of the “Turns” LP, Ben announces a nine-date live US tour, kicking off on July 22nd in Chicago at Lincoln Hall.
Ben’s full-length album “Turns” is out next month on June 15 but before then you can grab the pre-order of the album here.
Ben Browning Tour Dates:
July 22 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
July 23 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
July 24 – El Paso, TX – Club 101 (Live Show), Basement S7 (Afterparty)
July 25 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
July 26 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues – Cambridge Room
July 29 – Washington DC – Black Cat
July 30 – New York, NY – (Le) Poisson Rouge
July 31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent
Aug 1 – San Francisco, CA – Neck of the Woods
Solo artist and songwriter Ben Browning has been a long time member of the band Cut Copy and is set to release his debut LP “Turns” this summer, but before that, he’s sharing a first look at the album with “Make It Easy.”
The track’s video, which Browning directed himself in Melbourne, shows him biking through the nocturnal streets of his hometown, a video trope that’s been used many times before but that somehow never gets old.
Solo artist and songwriter Ben Browning has been a long time member of the band Cut Copy and is set to release his debut LP “Turns” this summer (via Yellow Year Records), but before that, he’s sharing a first look at the album with “Make It Easy.”
Ben’s solo work see him drawing from more electronic influences, pulling melodic inspiration from his personal musical heroes Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney. His latest work is a FM synthesis of colorful influences including early techno pioneers YMO and current Scandinavian artists Lindstrøm and Todd Terje.