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Montero  Reveals new video for “Vibrations”  New album coming in 2018

September 25, 2017

 

Montero
Reveals new video for “Vibrations” 
New album coming in 2018
European Tour Dates With Mac DeMarco in November
UK/IRELAND TOUR DATES:
Nov 15 – *LONDON* – The Shacklewell Arms – headline show
Nov 17 – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 18 – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 19 – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 20 – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City Main Hall – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 21 – LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 22 – DUBLIN – Vicar Street – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 24 – GLASGOW – Barrowland – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 25 – MANCHESTER – Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 26 – BRISTOL – O2 Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 27 – BRIGHTON – Dome – Mac DeMarco support
Montero, the musical moniker of musician and artist Ben Montero (aka Bjenny Montero), is excited to share his new song and video “Vibrations,” the first single off his forthcoming soon-to-be-announced album and first new record since 2013’s The Loving Gaze.
Mac DeMarco has invited Montero as main support on his forthcoming extensive European tour in November and Londoners will be able to catch a sneak-peak for an exclusive headline show at The Shacklewell Arms on 15 November. See full European dates below.

Montero operates in the rich widescreen soft rock tradition, updating the romantic classicism of golden era love songs with a psychedelic pop brush. Montero’s music evokes the extended soundscapes and textures of 70s prog, the easy listening adult weirdness of Jimmy Webb and Burt Bacharach, and the sports arena pounding of vintage MOR rock – sometimes all in the space of one song. With an emphasis on clear vocals, soaring melodies, lush instrumentation and dreamy glam pomp, Montero ventures into gently surreal realms of romance, yearning, and wonder, and this is evident in his new single and video, which comes to us   via The FADER, who described it as, “a song with Supertramp vibes and a big heart.”
The “Vibrations” video was made in Athens, Greece with help from director Maria Damkalidi. Ben Montero has been living in Athens on and off for the last few years, and the video is shot partly in his new apartment in the Exarchia neighbourhood. Shmoopy, one of Ben’s two kittens, is in the video, but Bobby the other kitten was too shy. Ben’s uncle Jason was visiting from Australia, so he’s in the video wearing a mask. They headed to the beach to film some scenes, then Montero’s Athens band, featuring members of Acid Baby Jesus and Voyage Limpid Sound, filmed the live parts on a friend’s rooftop. Noda from Acid Baby Jesus also plays the frappé delivery boy.
As a visual artist, Ben’s comic-based style highlights the universality of small human moments via a cast of furry (or sometimes slimy) friends. His art has graced album covers, t-shirts and posters for Mac Demarco, Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, Pond and others and was also previously covered by The FADER. He draws a regular comic for Vice and his art has garnered a rabid following of over 47k instagramfollowers, with many fans choosing to tattoo his art on their bodies.
His forthcoming record is due early next year on Chapter Music is co-produced with Jay Watson of Pond/Tame Impala/Gum and Grammy Award-winning engineer Riccardo Damian, recorded at Mark Ronson’s London studio.
Full European Tour Dates:
Nov 7 – DE – HAMBURG – Grunspan – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 8 – DE – BERLIN – Astra – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 9 – DE – BERLIN – Astra – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 10 – DE – COLOGNE – Kantine – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 11 – FR – LILLE – Aeronef – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 13 – FR – NANTES – Stereolux – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 14 – FR – Paris – Olympia – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 15 – UK – *LONDON* – The Shacklewell Arms – headline show
Nov 17 – UK – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 18 – UK – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 19 – UK – LONDON – Coronet – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 20 – UK – NOTTINGHAM – Rock City Main Hall – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 21 – UK – LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 22 – IRE – DUBLIN – Vicar Street – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 24 – UK – GLASGOW – Barrowland – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 25 – UK – MANCHESTER – Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 26 – UK – BRISTOL – O2 Academy – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 27 – UK – BRIGHTON – Dome – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 28 – BE – BRUSSELS – AB – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 29 – NL – UTRECHT – Tivoli – Mac DeMarco support
Nov 30 – NL – AMSTERDAM – Paradiso – Mac DeMarco support
PURCHASE “VIBRATIONS” SINGLE:
Chapter Music Website / http://bit.ly/2xaYWiX
Montero Online:

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