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Bent Knee releasing new album (watch the “Hold Me In” video)

Bent Knee
photo by Rich Ferri

Genre-defying experimental rock group Bent Knee are releasing a new album, You Know What They Mean, on October 11 via InsideOutMusic. We’re premiering new single “Hold Me In,” along with its video (directed by Kelsey Hunter Ayres), and if you like music that’s way too weird for the radio yet just as catchy as the stuff the do play, you should not sleep on this song. Singer Courtney Swain is a true powerhouse — she can belt it like Whitney Houston while staying as eccentric as Kate Bush — and she and the rest of the band provide “Hold Me In” with an atmospheric, constantly shapeshifting backdrop that could fit in nicely next to stuff like Radiohead or Porcupine Tree. It pulls sounds from all over the place, but brings them together in a way that feels focused and natural. And the video is just as delightfully weird as the song.

“When everything seems to be falling apart around us, the path of least emotional resistance can be to just feel nothing,” says guitarist Ben Levin. “Our song, ‘Hold Me In,’ is the sound of someone gripping their emotions so hard that unprecedented waves of pain and beauty shoot out from between their fingers.”

Watch the video and check out the album artwork and tracklist below. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album, and pre-orders come with an instant download of “Hold Me In” and previous single “Catch Light.”

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Bent Knee You Know What They Mean

Tracklist
Lansing
Bone Rage
Give Us The Gold
Hold Me In
Egg Replacer
Cradle Of Rocks
Lovell
lovemenot
Bird Song
Catch Light
Garbage Shark

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