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Biography: Mike Benecke
Call the Waves lives and breathes. An undertow, pulling ever deeper, engaging the thoughtful listener.
Now “Call the Waves”, mike's deput lp, flows outward from that spring. Leading a band of brothers, their drums, bass, keys, guitars, and voices create ghostly melodies, unique structures, and simple, unexpected songs. Recorded raw, often from a single take, Call the Waves haunting, transformative songwriting, takes on a life of its own. (think Sun Kil Moon, Sufjan Stevens, Cass McCombs.) 
From  adolescence, mike wrote music, produced records, and toured with beloved "punk" and "indie" bands. Modern, melodic, heavy music. But must sounds rely on layers of distortion to make an impact? Can stompboxes and studio gimmicks disappear, allowing artist and audience to truly connect?
Reborn with only acoustic guitar and voice, Mike Benecke dropped the artiface. His debut ep - simple, intimate unproduced - was hailed "a stunner… one of the most intimately thoughtful and honestly heartfelt records to come out of LA in years" (la-underground), broadcast by the estimable taste-makers at KCRW Los Angeles, and was west coast finalist on NPR's 2012 Mountain Stage songwriting contest.
Nine new songs recorded by Raymond Richards (local natives producer) featuring rob hume (little red lung, teddy's cheer club) on bass and keysJohn Broeckel (little red lung) on drums and percussion Raymond Richards on pedal steel
LA singer-songwriter Mike Benecke may have gotten his start touring with punk and indie bands, but as press comparisons to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Alexi Murdoch after the release of his 2012 self-titled EP suggest, his solo work strips away the grunge and grime, revealing a beautiful, slow, intimate and rich dreamfolk, with sparse clear-as-a-bell layers of smooth, haunting bass, keys, and pedal steel gently supporting an acoustic core of fingerpicked, resonant strings and an honest hoarseness in the voice that aches like wolves in the near distance. This Randy Newman cover, an outtake from brand new debut LP Call The Waves, is a Cover Lay Down exclusive, and it’s a hell of a teaser: an apt, quiet echo of an early urban morning that carries the song exquisitely.
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Call the Waves lives and breathes. An undertow, pulling ever deeper, engaging the thoughtful listener.
From  adolescence, mike wrote music, produced records, and toured with beloved "punk" and "indie" bands. Modern, melodic, heavy music. But must sounds rely on layers of distortion to make an impact? Can stompboxes and studio gimmicks disappear, allowing artist and audience to truly connect?
Biography: Mike Benecke
Reborn with only acoustic guitar and voice, mike benecke dropped the artiface. His debut ep - simple, intimate unproduced - was hailed "a stunner… one of the most intimately thoughtful and honestly heartfelt records to come out of LA in years" (la-underground), broadcast by the estimable taste-makers at KCRW Los Angeles, and was west coast finalist on NPR's 2012 Mountain Stage songwriting contest.
Now “Call the Waves”, mike's deput lp, flows outward from that spring. Leading a band of brothers, their drums, bass, keys, guitars, and voices create ghostly melodies, unique structures, and simple, unexpected songs. Recorded raw, often from a single take, Call the Waves haunting, transformative songwriting, takes on a life of its own. (think Sun Kil Moon, Sufjan Stevens, Cass McCombs.) 
LA singer-songwriter Mike Benecke may have gotten his start touring with punk and indie bands, but as press comparisons to Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, and Alexi Murdoch after the release of his 2012 self-titled EP suggest, his solo work strips away the grunge and grime, revealing a beautiful, slow, intimate and rich dreamfolk, with sparse clear-as-a-bell layers of smooth, haunting bass, keys, and pedal steel gently supporting an acoustic core of fingerpicked, resonant strings and an honest hoarseness in the voice that aches like wolves in the near distance. This Randy Newman cover, an outtake from brand new debut LP Call The Waves, is a Cover Lay Down exclusive, and it’s a hell of a teaser: an apt, quiet echo of an early urban morning that carries the song exquisitely.
Schedule and More Videos Mike’s Web Site Release “Call to Waves”
Nine new songs recorded by Raymond Richards (local natives producer)featuring rob hume (little red lung,teddy's cheer club) on bass and keysJohn Broeckel (little red lung) on drums and percussion Raymond Richards on pedal steel
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