Song Premiere: Brogan Bentley, “Smoke”

Claire Lobenfeld

By Claire Lobenfeld

on 10.07.14 in News

San Francisco electronic-soul purveyor Brogan Bentley is gearing up to release his brooding debut full-length The Snake (November 11, Leaving Records/Stones Throw) and the hypnotic “Smoke” is one of our first tastes of what’s to come. The LP comes after a short stint of ripening his craft following the release of self-titled cassette tape, also via Leaving. You can tell by the fluid darkness of the album that it’s a document of artistic maturity — at points, it’s filled with graveled textures and dank vocal samples; elsewhere, like with “Smoke,” it bursts with hypnotic, bright synth loops. Check out the track below and album opener, “The Difference,” here.