ABOUT ME and MUSIC
I keep myself pretty busy, musically. Always have. I guess I’m best-known as the music/production behind trip-hop duo Beauty’s Confusion (2001-2007). Beauty’s Confusion has nearly 80,000 monthly listeners on last.fm, and almost 14,000 monthly listeners on Spotify (April 2017), largely thanks to being included on a Spotify playlist called “Tune In, Drop Out”, and another called “Spotify Taiwan.”. Thanks for diggin’ that stuff.
I’m pretty busy these days with Tentative Plans (with Cait Kellagher), and Seldom Family (with Patrick Norris).
I also make solo music as various names, including Boy In The Background, and my own name. I plan on releasing all of this by summer 2017. Had plans in 2015 and 2016, but got busy, and also was too shy to share it (I’m too shy to share a majority of shit I make, solo, sadly)… but, I want to get it out there.
Since 2008, I’ve collaborated with a good friend Jen McGrath on various music, most notably (in a tiny way), a dreampop/shoegaze album we released in 2013. Always liked Jen and making music with her. We record and release music currently as The Icicle Sound (we released our 2013 album as “Vertical Interval”, but changed our name back to The Icicle Sound, as we had that name initially). Here’s our first EP (late 2016) and our second EP (early 2017) as that name.
I also do guitar/bass/drums/production/vocals in The Boring Extraordinary, Life As Migrants, & Tragically Mannequins with my good pal and equally socially-awkward brother from another mother, Mike (aka Wolf Michael Benson). We will be releasing EPs and YouTube videos throughout summer 2017.
I’ve been in a handful of bands that have failed over the years. Fuck it. Nothing I can do to change the past.