BENJAMIN TOD – founding vocalist/guitarist of iconic dark country outfit, The Lost Dog Street Band – delivers his second full-length solo album, A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find. The LP sees release through Anti-Corporate Music this week, just six months after Lost Dog Street Band’s acclaimed Weight Of A Trigger LP rode the Billboard Bluegrass charts upon its release in March. On the eve of its release, the new album is now streaming early through an exclusive post at New Noise Magazine.
There are few people who can say they’ve lived as much in one lifetime as songwriter BENJAMIN TOD. His music is an honest account and true testament to a life lived in grit, adversity, and rebellion. His upcoming solo album, A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find is another work that wouldn’t be out of place alongside the collections of the great American songwriters that inspired his sound in the first place.
TOD offers, “This album is unlike my other albums in that every song is dedicated to someone. This album follows some of my deepest friendships and rawest emotional wounds. I am excited to get rid of it. Once it is released it’s no longer mine and that is the best feeling you get as a songwriter.”
Stream BENJAMIN TOD’s A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find early only through New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.
A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find will see release on CD, LP, and digital formats through Anti-Corporate Music this Friday, November 22nd. Find preorders at the label webstore HERE and at Bandcamp HERE.
See the previously issued GemsOnVHS video for “We Ain’t Even Kin” HERE and watch for a new video from the LP to be released in the weeks ahead.
With a mix of new original songs, all of which feature his trademark lonesome sound, he manages to keep things from stagnating by including unexpected new arrangements of familiar Lost Dog Street Band songs. With the release of this album and albums like I Will Rise,” and his countless other projects, BENJAMIN TOD has proven himself to be more than just another troubadour, tramp, or outlaw. He is one of the great American songwriters of our time.
BENJAMIN TOD’s A Heart Of Gold Is Hard To Find delivers ten bold, personal, heart-wrenching tracks of dark country/Americana recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Emery at Black Matter Mastering/Anti-Corp label headquarters. The album was completed with photos by Bradley Methe, Tim Duggan, and Matt Heckler, and layout and design by Cud Eastbound.