Ben Kweller: “Thanks For The Tampon”

We caught up with BK after a serious nosebleed forced the singer/songwriter to cut his ACL set short. Ben explains the cause for the nosebleed (something about air conditioning on the tourbus), and thanks the fan who provided the tampon with which he plugged it. Plus, he tells Stereogum to get some better equipment. (Maybe we should clean the lens too!)

Ideas for this video that Ben rejected:
1. Start feud with Panic! At The Disco
2. Profess love for John Mayer

Kweller’s new self-titled album is out today on ATO (Amazon | iTunes).

Did we mention he’s the nicest guy in indie rock? The album’s swell too. Check out the lovely “Sundress” on YouTube. And see Ben bleed in person this fall:

19 Tempe AZ @ Marquee Theater
20 San Diego CA @ House of Blues
22 Los Angeles CA @ The Avalon
23 Los Angeles CA @ The Avalon
24 San Francisco CA @ Fillmore
25 San Francisco CA @ Fillmore
28 Portland OR @ Crystal Ballroom
29 Bellingham WA @ Western Washington University
30 Seattle WA @ Showbox

3 Englewood CO @ Gothic Theatre
4 Boulder CO @ Fox Theatre
7 Chicago IL @ Vic Theatre
11 Detroit MI @ St. Andrews Hall
12 Columbus OH @ Newport Music Hall
14 Atlanta GA @ Variety Playhouse
18 Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
20 NYC @ Webster Hall
21 NYC @ Webster Hall
22 Boston MA @ Avalon

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