Brendan Benson Debuts "Pretty Baby" Video, On Tour Now
June 21, 2012
Brendan Benson and Readymade Records present the new music video for the song "Pretty Baby" off of the beloved songwriter and co-founder of the Raconteur's fifth solo effort What Kind of World.
The bloody back-woods nightmare was directed by Young Hines, the first signing to Bensons's Readymade Label, and the man behind the excellent Benson produced album Give Me My Change. The song itself is the result of a songwriting collaboration between Brendan and his friend and country music star Ashley Monroe.
Since the release of What Kind of World, Benson has kept busy with tour dates in the United States and Europe as well as sessions producing records at the all analogue Nashville based studio Welcome to 1979 for artists like The Howling Brothers, and the new album from Cory Chisel, Old Believers, coming out this coming Tuesday June 26th on Benson's Readymade Records. Benson continues his touring this summer with select Midwest dates at the end of June and additional European tour dates in August.
Fans of Brendan Benson can take part in the creative process surrounding his new album by entering a design contest to create a commemorative poster for What Kind of World. Prizes include $500 and other items. For details visit the Design Contest Page hosted by Music Allies.
Watch the video for "Pretty Baby" below:
Brendan Benson 2012 Tour Dates
JUNE 28 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall w/ Young Hines, The Howling Brothers 29 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre - w/ Young Hines, The Howling Brothers 30 - Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest 2012 (6:45 pm @ Big Casino Stage)
AUGUST 18 - St. Polten, Austria - Green Park St. Polten 21 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen 22 - Malmo, Sweden - Malmofestivalen 23 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso 24 - Hannover, Germany - Bootboohook Festival 25 - Gronigen, Netherlands - Noorderzon 29 - Louisville, KY - WFPK Waterfront Wednesday