BEN ABRAHAM’S SIRENS OUT NOW ON SECRETLY CANADIAN

TOURING THE U.S. THIS SPRING WITH DAMIEN JURADO—DATES INCLUDE NEW YORK, LOS ANGELES, PHILADELPHIA, NASHVILLE AND MORE


“This is a remarkable new singer songwriter who definitely understands the craft.” —Zane Lowe

“Ben’s honest songwriting…has seen him grow…from a well-kept hometown secret into an independent artist with a passionate international following.” —Tone Deaf

“When Ben sings, I listen.” —Gotye

Australian artist Ben Abraham’s debut album, Sirens, is out now on Secretly Canadian. Download the album here and stream it here. The album is receiving early critical acclaim: NPR’s World Café calls it “distinctly human and direct” while Beats 1’s Zane Lowe praises its “beautiful songs.”

To celebrate the release, Abraham will tour the U.S. this spring with labelmate Damien Jurado, kicking off May 12 in Seattle. Further dates include May 18 at Los Angeles’ Troubadour, May 26 in Nashville, June 1 at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, June 5 in Philadephia and more. Tickets to the shows will be available this Friday, February 26 on www.benabraham.com.

Abraham recorded and produced Sirens in Melbourne with the help of friends and longtime collaborators Jono Steer and Leigh Fisher. The album also features a collaboration with Sara Bareilles, with whom Abraham connected online and struck up a friendship several years ago, on “This Is On Me” as well as additional production from Gotye’s Wally De Backer on “Speak.” The official video for album track “You And Me” recently debuted, watch it here.

Abraham brought his live show, which Tone Deaf calls “disarming” and “truly stunning,” to the U.S. for the first time at last year’s CMJ. Abraham backs up his voice with only guitar and harmonium, in the vein of “Cat Stevens, if Donny Hathaway and Cat had a baby and he hung out with Sufjan Stevens and Feist,” Abraham says.

Since he began writing songs while working in a Melbourne hospital, Abraham has written and recorded an album while collaborating on other projects with Ta-ku, Wafia, Gotye and more. The son of Indonesian folk-pop stars, he has risen to prominence in his hometown of Melbourne and throughout Australia through his much-lauded live performances, where his voice and talent have consistently blown audiences away.

For more information, please contact Reid Kutrow or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000 .

BEN ABRAHAM LIVE
with Damien Jurado

May 12 /// Seattle, WA /// Neptune Theatre
May 13 /// Spokane, WA /// The Bartlett
May 14 /// Vancouver, BC /// The Biltmore Cabaret
May 15 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir Lounge
May 17 /// San Francisco, CA /// The Independent
May 18 /// Los Angeles, CA /// Troubadour
May 20 /// San Diego, CA /// Cashbah
May 21 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Valley Bar
May 23 /// Austin, TX /// The Parish
May 24 /// Dallas, TX /// Club Dada
May 26 /// Nashville, TN /// Mercy Lounge
May 27 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The HI-FI
May 28 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
May 29 /// Ferndale, MI /// The Loving Touch
May 30 /// Toronto, ON /// The Garrison
June 1 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Music Hall of Williamsburg
June 2 /// Northampton, MA /// Iron Horse Music Hall
June 3 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
June 4 /// Hamden, CT /// The Ballroom at The Outer Space
June 5 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Johnny Brenda’s
June 7 /// Washington, DC /// Rock and Roll Hotel
June 8 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Club Café
June 9 /// Cleveland, OH /// Beachland Ballroom
June 10 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Woodward Theater
June 11 /// Madison, WI /// High Noon Saloon
June 12 /// Minneapolis, MN /// 7th St Entry
June 13 /// Kansas City, MO /// Riot Room
June 15 /// Colorado Springs, CO /// The Black Sheep
June 16 /// Denver, CO /// Marquis Theater
June 17 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The State Room
June 18 /// Boise, ID /// Neurolux

 

SIRENS
1. Sirens
2. Time
3. I Belong To You
4. She
5. You And Me
6. Collide
7. To Love Someone
8. Home
9. This Is On Me (feat. Sara Bareilles)
10. Speak
11. Somebody’s Mother
12. Songbird
13. A Quiet Prayer


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