Trying to get property of non-object [ On /var/www/virtual/jpop.com/public_html/generatrix/model/youtubeModel.php Line 63 ]
Benefit Friends - JPop.com
Artist info
Benefit Friends

Benefit Friends

Benefit Friends


Schuyler Stone, AKA Benefit Friends, is a veteran of more traditional “bands,” but has in the last few years dove full on into the burgeoning electronic auteur scene. Of course, electronic music has since its inception often been a very individualistic genre, because of the control that musicians can have over the piece, as well as the ability of technology to replace band members. But it has been only more recently that former hardcore kids have Read more on Last.fm
Schuyler Stone, AKA Benefit Friends, is a veteran of more traditional “bands,” but has in the last few years dove full on into the burgeoning electronic auteur scene. Of course, electronic music has since its inception often been a very individualistic genre, because of the control that musicians can have over the piece, as well as the ability of technology to replace band members. But it has been only more recently that former hardcore kids have jumped ship from the repetitive and meathead-istic style of music to the more wide open world of Electronica, a nebulous genre is ever there was one. Benefit Friends is a postmodern mish-mash of the heavy rhythms and tempo changes of modern hardcore, affixed to the tropes of danceable, practically club-friendly, traditional electronic music, with some hip hop and a pop sensibility added on to keep things interesting.

Oh, and samples taken from David Lynch films and other equally terrifying sources. The mild-mannered Schuyler Stone operates out of Allston, but often returns to his native Connecticut for shows at, in true DIY hardcore tradition, VFW halls and German Clubs. Schuyler’s set-up is centered around a sequencer that allows him to trigger the layered loops that make up his songs live in real time, making his shows feel more like a true performance than many of the navel gazers in the electronic scene that seem to be hiding behind their PowerBooks through their whole set. Not to mention the hand-soldered and modified children’s toys he builds himself to add a unique sonic, as well as visual, dimension to his performances. But Schuyler is phasing out this because “it can get a bit gimmicky.” Fair enough, but it can throw a dancer/reveler for a loop (in a good way) when she realizes she’s dancing to a modified toy raygun than sounds like a distorted snare run. Benefit Friends is a music that is best appreciated in the live setting.

All though Benefit Friends is not an old-fashioned band, Schuyler has developed his growing fan based the old-fashioned way: playing shows and selling hand-made merch to newly converted fans. His artistic progression has thus far gone from aggressive music that borrows more from hardcore to pieces in more traditional “song” structure, centered around his often creatively processed vocals. But there’ll still be a breakdown or two for those of you in the pit rather than on the dance floor. Read more on Last.fm.

User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
Top Albums

show me more

showing 4 out of 20 albums
Shoutbox
No Comment for this Artist found
Leave a comment


Comments From Around The Web
No blog found
Flickr Images
No images
Related videos
No video found
Tweets
No blogs found