Ben's Bones | Wishful Thinking

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Wishful Thinking

by Ben's Bones

A fine blend of Pop & Coffee House Stadium Rock.
Genre: Rock: Modern Rock
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1. Say To Me
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2. She's On The Stairs
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3. Abracadabra
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4. Breaking It Down
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5. Fly Off
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6. Half Life
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7. Things Not There
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8. Strawberries & Lemons
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9. Standing In The Rain
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10. Another Day
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11. Sleepwalkers
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12. 360 Degrees
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13. Wishful Thinking
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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About the band:

Hailing from Annapolis Maryland, Ben's Bones plays their exciting brand of acoustic-pop-rock from Atlanta to New York. They've opened for a slew of diverse acts, like say the Damnwells, the Gin Blossoms, Jerry Jeff Walker, Dick Dale, The Presidents of the United States of America and even that 80's outfit, The Church.

Frontman Dan Haas has recorded and / or performed with such acts as David Mead, Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies, Josh Rouse and Joe Pisapia (Guster).

"Wishful Thinking," the band's debut CD, was released on September 14, 2004. Producer Frank Marchand (Jimmie's Chicken Shack, All Mighty Senators) encouraged the band to focus on many of their up-tempo numbers for their debut and the result is an exciting rock-based recording.

At the time of Wishful Thinking's release, the band consisted of Dan Haas (vocals, acoustic), Jamie Watkins (drums), and Josh Chapman (bass). Since then, Joe Morson joined the band on keyboards and piano. In addition, superb talents Bryan Ewald (guitars), Mike Noonan (piano and trombone), Tim Leahy (horn) and John Pineda have been known to join the band on occasion.

MORE REVIEWS:
Alternately luxurious and gruff, the tunes absolutely glitter with intelligence and talent.
-Performing Songwriter

With intelligent yet whimsical lyrics, and an eclectic sound to match, Haas has definitely established his own style. He's got a low-tempo Guster vibe, the funk of Beck and the spunk of Ben Folds matched with the smooth acoustic stylings of John Mayer (and some tasty jazz happening sporatically throughout the rest of this masterpiece!). Yes, and a little Rufus Wainwright tossed in for good measure. This is the kind of artist you hear and wonder, "Why isn't he huge?"
-DiscoveringArtists.com

Dan Haas is back with a new CD which has been pre-released to great local buzz. Every Dan Haas fan knows that he deserves to break in on the national level. This album of songs reinforces that proposition. All he needs is his big break with someone in the know
-Chesapeake Music Guide

COMING SOON: BEN'S BONES LIVE AT THE RAMSHEAD. A cd of all new songs, recorded at of the band's shows in August, 2006.


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Natalie

This CD is AMAZING
The Ben's Bones debut isn't perfect, but it's an awesome example of their live performance. You should buy it. Take a deep breath. Listen and enjoy. You'll be off to see one of their shows soon after...

Jen


AMAZING! true talent! I love it! don't let up...look forward to the next cd!

Pat Naes

Great Record
A great CD by a great local band. Uptempo songs keep the listener engaged throughout the disk. Jamie Watkin's drum work is outstanding, while Haas's voice glides over the music that invites one to sit back and relax.

Greg

Dan Haas and Co. Should Be Headliners
Rarely do you have the opportunity to catch a band at the right time, in the right space, at the exact moment when it makes sense in your life. Ben's Bones captures everything that poppy, coffee house, singer song writer rock should deliver. Dan Haas and company literally speak to the soul of every listener, anybody who has ever lived or loved.

Pick up the album, roll down the windows, and go on a long drive. Its a breezy Sunday afternoon that travels.

JB

Excellant sound...Great quality.. Very talented musicians...
I was very impressed by the talent of the band members, and how the songs easily flowed from one tune to the next. Every song grabs you in a different way.. I automatically fall into a great mood as soon as the first song begins! Wishful Thinking has become my first CD of the day.. Keep up the terrific work.. I expect to see Bens Bones here in Florida someday!

OnTap Magazine

Post-Sesame Street Animal Music
Often, a singer/songwriter’s full-band efforts are marred by HDS (Howie Day Syndrome). Also known as the Duncan Sheik Disease, HDS is the sudden dilution of a solo performer’s musical brilliance by the superfluous addition of drums, bass and electric guitars. Symptoms include plummeting indie cred and repeated declarations of “It worked for John Mayer, damnit!”
Fortunately, Dan Haas isn’t prone to such maladies. As the frontman of Annapolis-based Ben’s Bones, Haas churns out tasteful pop-rock with help from two bandmates equally capable of their own solo careers. The guitars are riff-oriented, the vocals sway with stylish confidence, and the drums often sound as if they’re being pounded by a jazz-trained, post-Sesame Street Animal. It’s amplified, groove-driven acoustic rock built for coffeehouses and clubs alike.