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Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Add Dates To Fall Tour/ On Tour Now With TV On The Radio

posted Sep 14, 2008, 4:07 PM by Vu Nguyen
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Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson Add Dates To Fall Tour/ On Tour Now With TV On The Radio
Self Titled Debut Out Now On Say Hey Records 

       Recorded by Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) and Featuring Chris Bear & Daniel Rosen (Grizzly Bear) and Kyp Malone (TVOTR)    

Click Here To View Debut Video For “Buriedfed”

Click Here To Listen To MBAR Talk To The New York Times’ Ben Sisario 

Click Here To View NPR Second Stage Feature

Click Here To Download & Share “Buriedfed” From RCRDLBL.COM

The (“Woodfriend” Freeload Of The Day ) : “Milesbenjaminanthonyrobinson. It's a mouthful, but we've been getting used to it (calling him M-Bar or just Miles) ever since his eponymous debut arrived in our mailbox a couple weeks back. It's full of moody stormers like the righteous "Woodfriend", and his bio is biblical in wasted opportunity and dramatic recovery, which is one of our favorite rock archetypes.”

Pitchfork Media : “ The album's first single, "Buriedfed", lives up to those impressive connections, pouring a woodsy, deceptively upbeat folk song through the damp, woozy atmospherics of Horn of Plenty. The proper setting could be a rowdy  bar as easily as that record's quiet bedroom.”

Time Out New York : “ Local singer-songwriter Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson, whose sidemen have included members of Grizzly Bear and TV on the Radio, plays garagey pop with winning psych-era melodies.” 

Stereogum “Band To Watch”:

PaperThinWalls “Buriedfed” Single Review (Recommended/8.5) :

Pitchfork Media News :  

The Hype Machine Featured Artist : benjamin anthony robinson

Up until now, Twenty-four year-old Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson has been Brooklyn’s best-kept secret, but with the help of Kyp Malone (TVOTR), Chris Taylor & Christopher Bear (Grizzly Bear) and Say Hey Records, we are proud to introduce this stunning debut artist. In a recent interview with Another magazine Kyp Malone professed, "Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is my favorite songwriter right now." Miles’ brief yet inspirational life story already contains enough Gump-esque moments of cultural serendipity to make it a shoe in for a 2025  behind the music segment, if not a full blown overly- sentimental nostalgia piece about coming of age in downtown Manhattan and Williamsburg in the first decade of the millenium.  

The eponymous long player to be issued by Say Hey Records is the first recorded document after years of false starts, self-sabotage , and amiable persistence in the face tragedy. Born in Oregon and raised in Portland and Eugene, Miles spent much of his youth on the road traveling with his comedian father as he played venues across the U.S.  After completing high school, Miles gravitated eastward and was in New York by 2000. Immediately he immersed himself in the burgeoning music scene; going to shows and eventually forming a few bands. Miles recorded no less than 5 albums in various early projects like Jackson Plastic, Mud Cub, and Jesus Jackson but sadly ("fortunately" according to miles ) they never glimpsed the light of day.   

Each incarnation met it’s demise from a combination of  erratic behavior, venue banishment, and indiscreet drug use. Frustrated and fatigued, Miles descended further into addiction, leading to a stint in which he made his bed on the benches of Coney Island. But, throughout it all, Miles continued to distill from his shabby surroundings the inspiration and imagery that make up his debut record.   

Recorded with the aid of Chris Taylor and Christopher Bear of Grizzly bear “Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson” (MBAR) began in 2006 in Miles’ apartment. Chris Bear did the drums in a single day and the basics were mixed immediately after the completion of Yellow House; later overdubs were added by Kyp Malone and Daniel Rosen (Grizzly Bear), and the record neared completion.   

The album begins with the demented campfire sing-a-long, “Buriedfed”, a dirge disguised as a rave up, and it sets the pace for an album filled with unrepentant confessions played with abandon. MBAR takes the listener through a flawless sardonic narrative, detailing loss, excess, and blurred memories, all the while with an irresistible humor.   

Look out for the MBAR sophomore LP in 2009, produced by Kyp Malone.

Sept 9 Macewan Ballroom-Calgary, AB
Sept 10 The Starlite Room-Edmonton, AB  W/ TVOTR
Sept 12 Knitting Factory Concert House- Boise, ID W/ TVOTR
Sept 13 In The Venue- Salt Lake City,UT W/TVOTR
Sept 14 Monolith Festival- Boulder, CO
Sept 18 Echo- Los Angeles, CA
Sept 19 Café Du Nord- San Francisco, CA
Sept 23 The Record Bar- Kansas City, MO
Sept 24 The Capitol Theatre- Davenport, IA
Sept 25 Schubas Tavern-Chicago, IL
Sept 26 The Billiken Club- Saint Louis, MO
Sept 27 Great Hall Memorial Union-University of Wisconsin- Madison, WI
Sept 29 T.T. The Bears- Cambridge, MA
Sept 30 Mercury Lounge- NY, NY
Oct 1 Union Hall- Brooklyn, NY
Oct 2 Rock and Roll Hotel-Washington, DC
Oct 3 First Unitarian Church- Philadelphia, PA
Oct 4 Milo Arts- Columbus, OH
Oct 5 Howards Club- Bowling Green, OH
Oct 6 Dionysus Discotheque-Oberlin College- Oberlin, OH