Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, based on name alone, may sound like a president on first offing, but give his eponymous, debut album a spin and you'll soon realise a more relevant career has presented itself for this 24-year-old Brooklyn bard.
Recorded in an intensive few days, with predominantly live takes, this is modern music made the old-fashioned way: take ten ragged, soulful and completely compelling hymns for tough times, throw into the mix an impressive array of backing musicians (Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio; Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear), and just record what happens… In this case, it's one of 2009's most intense, beautiful listens; 'Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson' is indeed a classic offering.
8/10 NME = 4/5 Uncut = 4/5 Mojo = 4/5 Q = 4/5 Stool Pigeon
Featuring members of Grizzly Bear and TV On The Radio, the debut album from Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is THE essential new artist for the year.
Rough Trade Shops were even kinder with their praise:
"This record will be as important to Rough Trade Shops as Bon Iver was in 2008..."
Where you can also receive a bonus EP with 4 new songs and exclusive artwork...
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Tour dates will be announced soon!