For those of you who haven’t already checked out Ben Schapiro’s excellent album “617-797-5411” (stream it above or click below for more info), we’ve got another great reason to check it out. This incredibly intimate album has recently been updated to include Part II, which adds five new songs recorded this summer since the original release of the album. The album also updates a few earlier recordings. Physical copies coming soon.
“617-797-5411” is an intimate glimpse into the soul and psyche of Ben Schapiro, one of Madison’s best-loved underground musicians. Before leaving Madison for parts unknown, Ben was a staple of Madison’s house show scene, often as part of the band Dirty Jive. The album shows Ben’s skill and craftsmanship on the acoustic guitar without ever abandoning the delicacy and honesty of his poetry.
If you know Ben Schapiro, you know he’s a dear friend to many. His curiosity and intimacy make their way into his music every step of the way. The result is 617-797-5411, an incredibly real and personal album. Mine All Mine is proud to welcome Ben Schapiro.
For the past several months, Mine All Mine Records has been bringing you bell monks’ monthly packages. The largely Madison-based band has been diligently working on audio, video and photographic content for this year-long project. A few months ago, our Mine All Mine Records staff interviewer Ben Schapiro (of The Count and Lovely Socialite) sat down with bell monks to see what makes them tick.
You can catch the full interview below. You can check out bell monks’ first album here, and their latest monthly package here. Continue reading →