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NEW ALBUM: Dirty Knobs – Live at the Red Room 7​-​23​-​2016

Live at the Red Room 7​-​23​-​2016
by Dirty Knobs

As part of the fundraiser for Northern Isolation II

NEW ALBUM: Dirty Knobs – Heliomori

Heliomori
by Dirty Knobs

Combining the Greek “helios” (sun) and the Latin “mori” (to die). Surfing the harmonic sounds of light, and sinking into its absence.

All tracks performed and recorded live (more or less) at Painted Moth studio.
Everything by Zac Bentz (ASCAP)
©2016 Xero Music

NEW ALBUM: The Electric Witch – Live at Homegrown 2016

Live at Homegrown 2016
by The Electric Witch

Selected tracks recorded live at Pizza Luce Duluth, Minnesota, on May 7th, 2016, as a part of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Original photo by Kip Praslowicz.

The Electric Witch is:
Eric Anderson: Keyboards
Steph Bentz: Keyboards
Zac Bentz: Programming, Keyboards
Mary Bue: Vocals

4 and 5 featuring Marcus Matthews on vocal.

NEW ALBUM: Dirty Knobs – Live at Homegrown 2016

Live at Homegrown 2016
by Dirty Knobs

Recorded live at Amazing Grace Bakery & Cafe in Duluth, Minnesota, on May 7th, 2016, as a part of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Original photo by Steph Bentz.

Performed by Zac Bentz and Eric Anderson.

NEW ALBUM: The Surfactants – Live at Homegrown 2016

Live at Homegrown 2016
by The Surfactants

Recorded live at the Main Club in Superior, Wisconsin, on the night of May 5th, 2016, as a part of the Homegrown Music Festival.

Original photo by Starfire.

The Surfactants are:
Eric Anderson – Bass
Steph Bentz – Live Keyboards
Zac Bentz – Programming, Drums
Greg Cougar Conley – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Marcus Matthews – Vocals
Brett Molitor – Guitar

NEW ALBUM: Dirty Knobs – Live at the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium 4​-​8​-​2016

Live at the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium 4​-​8​-​2016
by Dirty Knobs
released April 10, 2016

©2016 Xero Music

Everything by Zac Bentz (ASCAP)

NEW ALBUM: OBLITERATION BALLADS

OBLITERATION BALLADS
Lovesongs by Dying Supermachines
Performed and Recorded
by Dirty Knobs

1 – YOUR PULSING BIOSTRUCTURE
2 – SAD SEX MACHINE
3 – BROKEN, DEATHLESS, LONGING
4 – THE LOVE DRAINS
5 – LIKE TEARS IN THE ACID RAIN

Available to stream and download now.

NEW ALBUM: Dirty Knobs – True Norwegian Black Drone

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http://zacbentz.bandcamp.com/album/true-norwegian-black-drone

“Listen to the aching, end of the world atmosphere in Låtefossen Tåke posted above, and imagine yourself climbing the hill posted in the artwork to take a final, knowing breath of air before the world permanently clouds over and snuffs away all life in oppressive blackness.” – toiletovhell.com/gazing-too-long-into-the-abyss-erasing-the-sun/

“The waves and gentle drones are prevalent holding you in place, feeling the world around you. But something is beginning to seem quite wrong with this picture.” –terrarelicta.com/index.php/reviews/all-reviews/5158-dirty-knobs-true-norwegian-black-drone

The Electric Witch and FREEZEPOP in Mpls, July 18th

The Electric Witch will be opening for the legendary (at least in OUR eyes and ears) synth-pop band FREEZEPOP on July 18th in Minneapolis! DETAILS!!

Thank You x10

I have nothing but massive thanks and humble appreciation for the first ten subscribers to my various musical efforts. I hope you’re enjoying all the extra stuff. And don’t worry, non-subscriber fans. Lots of regular releases are in the works (NEScapism 2??? Finally??? Maybe???) and will be rolling out throughout the year.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to swim in a lake of very black coffee…Good morning.

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