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Benjamin Booker’s New Album ‘Witness’ Streaming Now Via NPR Music

Benjamin Booker's New Album 'Witness' Streaming Now Via NPR Music


A week ahead of its June 2nd release, Benjamin Booker’s new album ‘Witness’ (ATO) is streaming in full now via NPR Music, who say “[Witness] is an album that follows the cathartic thunder of Booker’s debut with moody, coiled energy”. Listen here, and feel free to share:

In recent weeks ‘Witness’ has earned praise from Time Magazine,, Fader, the NY Times, Rolling Stone + more. NPR Music shared the title track (featuring Mavis Staples), paired with a powerful personal statement from Booker detailing the album’s origins in Mexico City:

‘Witness’ marks the most ambitious statement of Booker’s career – drawing on the writings of James Baldwin, William Onyeabor’s 70s African psych rock, Freddie Gibbs, garage-punk + more. Pre-order ‘Witness’ here:  


Praise for ‘Witness’:

“A soulful, searching meditation on faith and self-reliance” –Time Magazine


“An urgent synthesis of blues, gospel and soul….[Booker] hones his approach with a raw and unforgiving candor that’s reminiscent of downtown New York punk” –


“An explosive, gospel-tinged revelation” –American Songwriter (“Witness)


“A staticky, high-tempo ballad that packs a punch” –FADER (“Right On You”)


Booker will play a special release-week show at Rough Trade NYC on June 5, ahead of a full nationwide tour later this year. More dates to be announced soon.


Benjamin Booker Tour:


Jun 2 – Surf Lodge – Montauk, NY

Jun 5 – Rough Trade – Brooklyn, NY

Jul 22 – Rock the Garden Festival – Minneapolis, MN

Jul 27 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA*

Jul 28 – The Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA*

Jul 29 – Hollywood Palladium – Los Angeles, CA*

Aug 26 – Moontower Festival – Lexington, KY

Sept 15-17 – Telluride Blues & Brews Festival – Telluride, CO

Oct 5-15 – Austin City Limits Festival – Austin, TX


*= with Portugal. The Man

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