“This Is How It Goes” is a limited edition 7-inch single by Marco Benevento. It’s the first track from the revered pianist to ever feature vocals. Taking the honors is Kalmia Traver from the exploding indie-dance band Rubblebucket. Recorded by Tom Biller (Silversun Pickups, Elliot Smith, Fiona Apple) and mixed by Bryce Goggin (Pavement, Antony & The Johnsons, Akron/Family), ”This Is How It Goes” is a pastoral psych rock meditation that offers a glimpse into Benevento’s new studio album coming in late summer 2012., Marco Benevento will be touring extensively this summer, including festival appearances at Mountain Jam, High Sierra Music Festival, Telluride Jazz Festival, Floyd Fest, Iowa City Jazz Festival and Strange Creek.
“Benevento jams with a concentration on the textures and colors available in his keyboards and arsenal of manipulated pedals and effects. His music is deceptively rich — catchy melodies and straight-ahead grooves that expand with subtle mounting gestures.” – Rolling Stone
“It’s safe to say that no one sees the keyboard quite like Marco Benevento’s genre-blind mashup of indie rock, jazz and skewed improvisation.” – Los Angeles Times
“…a musician so original that he can ultimately only be judged against his own standard.” – All Music Guide