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Ben Lee, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ben Lee, Photo by Ros O'Gorman

Ben Lee Covers His Indie Roots With Quarter Century Classix

by Paul Cashmere on November 24, 2019

in News

Ben Lee has paid homage to the artist and songs behind his musical fabric with ‘Quarter Century Classix’.

A statement from Ben’s label New West Records reads, Quarter Century Classix started out of boredom and necessity. In January of 2019, he found himself snowed in, trapped by the polar vortex in a lonely Chicago hotel room. Nothing to do, nowhere to go, Lee thought about his first trip to the city twenty-five years earlier when he was recording his solo debut, Grandpaw Would, with the producer Brad Wood. Lee says, “Chicago plays such a key role in my music history, because that’s where I went to make my first solo record. I met incredible artists like Liz Phair and Rebecca Gates and all these people who were so important to me at the time.”

Ben will also perform songs from the album at the City Vineyard in New York City on 1 December, 2019.

Ben Lee Quarter Century Classix Track Listing:

1. Web In Front (By Archers of Loaf)
2. Blueprint (By Fugazi)
3. Divine Hammer (By The Breeders)
4. Car (By Built To Spill)
5. Sugar Kane (By Sonic Youth)
6. Get Me (By Dinosaur Jr.)
7. In The Mouth A Desert (By Pavement)
8. Goldheart Mountain Top Queen Directory (By Guided By Voices)
9. Speeding Motorcycle (By Daniel Johnston)
10. Brand New Love (By Sebadoh)
11. Ingrown (By Smudge)
12. My Noise (By Superchunk)
13. Godsend (By Beat Happening)

Ben Lee Quarter Century Classix Release Shows:

November 22nd – Los Angeles, CA Largo w/ Jon Brion
December 1st – New York, NY The City Vineyard
January 22nd – Toronto, ONT Underground, The Drake Hotel
January 23rd – Boston, MA Cafe 939
January 24th – Evanston, IL SPACE
January 27th – Nashville, TN High Watt
January 31st – Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
February 1st – Portland, OR Mississippi Studios

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