Garag a Trois
featuring Seatlle-based saxophonics master SKERIK, Brooklyn based keyboardist MARCO BENEVENTO (Benevento-Russo Duo), punk rock vibraphone hero MIKE DILLON (Billy Goat/Hairy Apes BMX), & New Orleans drum/beat master STANTON MOORE (Galactic)
with special guests Sonic Sutra (Lawrence/Kansas City)
Garag A Trois
Featuring SKERIK, MIKE DILLON, MARCO BENEVENTO & STANTON MOORE
ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL available April 12 on Vinyl, CD & MP3
Garage A Trois was recently described by noted photographer John Margaretten as, “a transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound.” Few descriptions have ever so precisely encapsulated the modern day post-rock/freak-jazz super group. A force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, Garage A Trois features Seattle-based saxophonics master Skerik, Brooklyn-based sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat master Stanton Moore.
After the rousing success of the quartet’s 2009 release, Power Patriot (also the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was paid to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil, delivers from track to track exactly as its title boasts.
A massive draw in clubs and festivals around the U.S., this latest opus from Garage A Trois will only help fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.
“Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.” – The New York Times
"Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike Dillon…a brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power." - Village Voice
"Garage a Trois is a supergroup essaying the tuneful/psychedelic side of instrumental adventure and electronic tweet." - Metal Jazz