In March Pitchfork featured a young singer songwriter by the name of Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson in their Forkast section. The featured track was “Buriedfed” – a rambling, folky, captivating mess drawing comparisons to Conor Oberst and The Arcade Fire – that quickly caught the ears of internet tastemakers near and far.
Since that day the Brooklyn upstart has been climbing his way up the internet buzz band ladder, scoring mentions on The Fader, Stereogum, and RCRDLBL.com, all in anticipation of his forthcoming, self titled debut album due June 10th on Say Hey Records. And while he’s presumably come up out of nowhere, the formidably named singer has won some equally formidable connections. Grizzly Bear members Chris Taylor, Chris Bear, and Daniel Rosen lend their hands at production, drumming, and overdubs respectively, and Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio also pops up on a few tracks (in fact, MBAR’s already at work on a follow up album with Kyp Malone to see the light of day in 2009).
So practice saying Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson three times fast because soon enough this will be the name on all your friends’ lips as he breezes through a town near you accompanied by labelmates (and your favorite new band of 2007) White Rabbits.
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson MP3 and tour dates after the jump.
05-29 – Las Vegas, NV – The Beauty Bar*
05-30 – Salt Lake City, UT – Monks*
05-31 – Denver, CO – Blue Bird Theatre*
06-02 – St. Louis, MO – The Blue Bird*
06-04 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s*
06-05 – Washington D.C. – Black Cat*
06-07 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg*
06-20 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool – record release party with The Muslims
* = with White Rabbits