The Bennies Unleash 'Wisdom Machine' Via Poison City Records!
'Wisdom Machine' is far more than just party anthems, seeing The Bennies explore new directions; from the politically charged Sabbath inspired "Corruption," to the personal, seven-minute epic "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
Delving deeper into their collective influences, Wisdom Machine is boldly ambitious, but you wouldn't expect anything less from the four piece. Not only does the sound of Wisdom Machine venture into new grounds aurally, but visually we see a psychedelic journey being realised through the artwork. The artwork is a collaboration between Chris Cowburn (The Smith Street Band) and Geoffrey Horgan (Anty's dad).
A ruthless touring schedule locally and abroad has seen the band play in China, Japan and America in recent years, as well as perform alongside, and befriend, many of their favourite artists; a feat subtly alluded to in Wisdom Machine. "Maybe We Could Get High" features guest vocals from Jay Whalley of Frenzal Rhomb, with whom the band toured alongside NOFX in late 2014, as well as Ezra Kire from New York band Morning Glory and formerly Leftöver Crack and Choking Victim who sings on "Turning Around." There's also a roaring horn section featuring cameos from members of Melbourne bands The Kujo Kings and Beacons on "Burn Out City," "Heavy Reggae" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"
|Primary Format - Music||CD|
|Label||Poison City Records|
|Music Genre Primary||Punk & Hardcore|
- 1. Heavy Reggae
- 2. Party Machine
- 3. Maybe We Could Get High
- 4. Legalise (But Don't Tax)
- 5. Detroit Rock Ciggies
- 6. Party 'Till I Die (Or Die Trying)
- 7. Burnout City
- 8. Corruption
- 9. West Memphis Three Paper
- 10. Turning Around
- 11. O Brother, Where Art Thou?