Ben Arthur/ The Bandana Splits
Show Description"The quirky optimism that marked Ben Arthur's album Edible Darling has aged and darkened on his long-awaited second disc Mouthfeel. A slippery disc in sound and meaning...which burrows intimately into love, pain and loss."
-National Public Radio
"Ben Arthur's got the looks and hooks of John Mayer "
"Ben Arthur croons like Duncan Sheik if he had a pair - shoegazing, cankicking, and remorseful only in retrospect"
"If Ben Harper and Joseph Arthur made a baby, it would sound like Ben Arthur (and look like Bea Arthur, but that's another review). The funny thing is--well, not ha-ha funny, but you know--the Virginia native could easily steal away those other singer-songwriters' fans with his third and latest release. It's a charming, yearning disc packed with lilting acoustic guitars and lavish melodies, just the kind of thing Harper would make if he didn't really care about getting his songs on the radio. But when Arthur dumps his guts out on songs like "Mary Ann" and "Broken Hearted Smile," backing them with vibrant pop sensibilities and subtle electronic effects, it's clear he's got something bigger in his sights: John Mayer's album sales."
Three darlings meet in Brooklyn and discover their love for harmony, lipstick, and each other! They sing everywhere...in line at the deli, in elevators and rooftop BBQs! Together with the help of famous producer Mr Sam (of the band Apollo Sunshine) they've created a unique sound reminiscent of the great girl-groups of yesteryear. MEET THE BANDANA SPLITS!