Benji Hughes Brings New Music to Rough Trade NYC Tomorrow Night

March 15th, 2016

Benji Hughes, out of Charlotte, N.C., has been in the singer-songwriter game (in addition to cranking out jingles) for more than a decade, earning comparisons to Beck (for his eclecticism) and the Flaming Lips (for his pop-based experimentation) along the way. NPR Music has labeled him a “groove master,” while two years ago, Vulture proclaimed him “the best songwriter you’ve never heard of.” And earlier this year, Hughes (above, his video for “Girls Love Shoes”) returned with a new studio full-length, Songs in the Key of Animals (stream it below), which, according to PopMatters, “caters to a wide range of audiences and there’s not one throwaway track to show for it. Suturing hooks and crafting theme songs has clearly given him a creative perspective unheard in quite awhile.” Hear those songs for yourself when Benji Hughes plays Rough Trade NYC tomorrow night. Brooklyn’s Kino Kimino open the show.