Brendan Benson – “Bad For Me” (Stereogum Premiere)

The Michigan-born power-popper and Raconteurs co-leader Brendan Benson is starting a new label and pubishing company called Readymade — the idea being that the new label will allow him to release whatever he produces, whenever he wants. The first album coming out on Readymade is Give Me My Change, an LP that Benson produced for the singer-songwriter Young Hines, and that’s coming 4/10. A couple of weeks later, Benson will release his own solo album What Kind Of World. Below, you can download “Bad For Me,” one of the songs from that album. We’ve also got Benson’s upcoming tour dates listed out below.

Brendan Benson – “Bad For Me”

And here are those dates:

03/13-16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
04/28 – Nashville, TN @ (with Young Hines, the Howling Brothers)
05/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (with Young Hines)
05/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (with Young Hines)
05/10 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah (with Young Hines)
05/12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour (with Young Hines)

Give Me My Change is out 4/21 through Benson’s website and 4/24 everywhere else. In the UK, it’ll be out on Lojinks.

[Photo by Jo McCaughey]