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Benevento/Russo Duo
Play Pause Stop



1. Play Pause Stop
2. Echo Park
3. Soba
4. Best Reason To Buy The Sun
5. Powder
6. Something For Rockets
7. Walking, Running, Viking
8. Hate Frame
9. Memphis

SKU RPF-2018 Categories , ,


Benevento/Russo Duo—the electrifying combo of Marco Benevento on keys and Joe Russo on drums—made a name for themselves on the downtown NYC rock and jazz scenes in the mid-Aughts. Within a year of their de-but at Knitting Factory, they’d be touring the U.S. and garnering praise from Pitchfork, Relix, Village Voice and others. All these years later, Marco and Joe still play together in the beloved Grateful Dead revival band, JRAD. Now, for the first time ever, the Benevento/Russo Duo’s acclaimed studio albums, ‘Best Reason To Buy the Sun’ and ‘Play Pause Stop’ are available as 2-LP sets on 180-gram vinyl with new liner notes and previously un-published photos. Bonafide classics of their era, both individually and collectively, ‘Best Reason To Buy The Sun’ and ‘Play Pause Stop,’ merge indie, jam and post rock into a singular ecstatic vision with tracks like “Becky,” “Something For Rockets,” “Scratchitti” and more.

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2-LP 180-Gram Vinyl

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