Black Currant - EP (Digital Download)
Following the January 26th release of his sophomore LP, Heartrender, Queens-based electronic musician Eric Benoit returns with Black Currant - EP, releasing May 25th, 2018.
Black Currant begins with masculinity, queerness, and sexual fluidity then casually destroys them and recombines them into something new. Drawing from experimental electronic music, aggressive rock, art pop, and freak folk, the EP addresses themes of longing, hopelessness, memory, and embodied experience.
Benoit’s musical project began in the summer of 2014 with his live debut as Artist of the Month at The Bitter End Singer-Songwriter Series (NYC). He released his debut album, College, on June 16th, 2017. Soon afterwards, he successfully funded the release of his second LP, Heartrender, on Indiegogo, played a packed album release show at PIANOS NYC on January 27th, and received positive reviews from PopMatters, Treble Magazine, We Are Unseen, and more.
Black Currant was written, produced, mixed, and mastered by Eric Benoit. Additional recordings engineered by Eric Benoit and Conrad Capalbo. Artwork by Mr. Frank.