Marco Benevento releases latest single off ‘Let it Slide,’ announces fall tour with 5 stops in New York

Marco Benevento has released “Send It On A Rocket,” his self-proclaimed “end of summer anthem” and third single ahead of new album Let It Slide, due out September 20th on Royal Potato Family. In between references to reefer and Topo Chico, deep pockets of bass and spaced-out synths, the cascading composition reveals that behind Marco the bandleader – who covers his piano strings in gaffers tape and enjoys walking his pet goats and peacocks through the Catskill woods – there are patches of sorrow he’s now ready to contemplate more seriously than ever.

The sounds of “Send It On A Rocket” preview the new territory charted between Benevento and Let It Slide producer Leon Michels, a partnership marking the first time Benevento relinquished studio control of his own music. As evident on the new single, that surrender led to his deepest inward exploration, and spontaneous impulses like taping those piano strings. Read Benevento’s introduction to the song via Talkhouse.

Introduced via dear friend Richard Swift (who was set to mix the LP before passing), Marco made Let It Slide with Michels (Sharon Jones, Adele, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga) and an unexpected, Upstate NY bromance ensued, and Marco’s trust in Leon ultimately informed the album’s core: free yourself to be yourself. Citing influence in Can, ESG, Childish Gambino, and Mulatu Astatke, he dug deep into his lyrics, exploring acceptance, desire, and regret, while embracing the moment – an impulse to cover piano strings in gaffers tape created the LP’s main muted sound (along with the Binson Echorec, the tape machine behind 1970s Pink Floyd).

This fall, Marco Benevento and his band – including Karina Rykman (bass) and Andy Borger (drums) will make 30 stops from coast to coast, with 5 shows in New York over two weeks in October.

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Tour Dates

10/10 – Buffalo, NY – Iron Works
10/11 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt
10/12 – Albany, NY – Cohoes Music Hall **
10/13 – Woodstock, NY – The Colony *
10/17 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall ^
10/19 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground ^
10/20 – Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts ^
10/23 – Fairfield, CT – FTC StageOne ^
10/24 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg ^
10/25 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts ^
10/26 – Washington, DC – Pearl Street Warehouse ^
11/2 – Shizuoka, Japan – Frue Festival
11/6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe ^
11/7 – Grand Rapids, MI – Founders Brewing ^
11/8 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall ^
11/9 – St. Paul, MN – Turf Club ^
11/10 – Milwaukee, WI – The Back Room @ Colectivo ^
11/11 – Davenport, IA – Raccoon Motel ^
11/12 – Indianapolis, IN – HiFi ^
11/13 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House ^
11/14 – Nashville, TN – Basement East ^
11/15 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar ^
11/16 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern ^
12/5 – San Diego, CA – Casbah San Diego
12/6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Teragram Ballroom ^
12/7 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent ^
12/8 – Felton, CA – Felton Music Hall
12/9 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall ^
12/10 – Arcata, CA – Humbrews / Humboldt Brews ^
12/11 – Eugene, OR – WildCraft Cider Works ^
12/12 – Bend, OR – Volcanic Theatre Pub ^
12/13 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge ^
12/14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile ^

** w/ Mikaela Davis
^ w/ The Mattson 2