Marco Benevento has shared a surprise new EP of covers in honor of Bandcamp waiving it’s revenue for May 1st. The EP, I’m A DJ Too (Vol. 1), features 10 covers, half recorded at his Fred Short Recording Studio and the other half live on the road.
This marks Benevento’s second recent Bandcamp release, following the previously-unheard Live At Levon Helm Studios from March 9th, 2019. Additionally, I’m A DJ Too (Vol. 1) is available along with a very-limited edition hardcover record book of 45s, with a custom insert from Benevento.
The ten songs on I’m A DJ Too (Vol. 1) come from over ten years of studio and live recordings. Beginning with the Phil Spector sound of “Little Girl” by The Crystals, listeners are taken through the Joe Russo’s Almost Dead keyboardist’s incredibly eclectic musical tastes. With tributes to The Band with “Wheels On Fire”, Jackson Browne‘s “These Days”, the Rolling Stones‘ “Let’s Spend The Night Together”, and Tom Petty‘s “You Don’t Know How It Feels”, Benevento displays the classic rock roots that helped form his sound. The mix of influences is particularly apparent on the terrific sandwich of Pink Floyd‘s “Fearless” into “Bene & The Jets” by Elton John and back into “Fearless”. Then, there are also tributes to great female singers, like The Crystals as well as Amy Winehouse‘s “You Know I’m No Good”, and Shirley Ellis‘ “The Clapping Song”.
Listen to I’m A DJ Too (Vol. 1) by Marco Benevento on Bandcamp, where on May 1st artists receive 100 percent of all purchase proceeds.
Marco Benevento — I’m A DJ Too (Vol. 1)
I’m A DJ Too is also the title of Benevento’s monthly curated playlist on Spotify. While the live music industry remains on indefinite shutdown as a result of COVID-19, these Bandcamp releases and Spotify playlists remain the only ways for fans to get fresh music from Benevento. Visit his website for information on new releases.
Watch the adorable video Benevento posted to his socials to announce the album, and celebrate Bandcamp “waiving” its fees.
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today @bandcamp is waiving their fees …. I mean waving their fees … 😃👋🏼😃👋🏼😃👋🏼😃👋🏼😃👋🏼😃For this Bandcamp exclusive, I’m releasing ten cover songs half recorded in my studio and the other half live !!! We also have available a very limited amount of vintage 45 record books that I will FILL with records including our “This Is How It Goes” 45 from Tigerface. Thank you @bandcamp for your support and thank you everyone who has been tuning into our webcasts and all sorts of other fun things that we’re up to. @royalpotato @livelessonmasters @nugsnet 🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾 LINK IN BIO