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1545 13th St. W
Prince Albert, SK, S6V 3J7
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A peanut butter and post punk sandwich here to satisfy your hunger for raw authentic rock and roll spirit! Rymestone, a four-piece from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan says the crunchier the better.
Boasting a high energy stage show, and at once both feral and operatic female vocals, this group has a uniquely stirring swagger that is immediately apparent.
Rymestone released their debut album, Neighbourhood, in 2019 with Reservoir Recordings, and is currently in the studio recording for their next project TBA.
"Spread Love, Spread Light"- Benson & Co. Call For Change With New Single.
April 14, 2021
April 6th saw Reservoir Recording artists Benson & Co. and Rebecca Strong release a video single for the song “Take A Knee”. The song is a powerful look at the May 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. The circumstances surrounding Floyd’s murder and the social aftermath are explored in the song alongside the systemic, institutionalized racism experienced all over the world, including close to home with issues such as Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women. Charles Benson was kind enough to talk to us from his home in Witchekan Lake First Nation about the new single and the importance of the message behind it.
“Take A Knee” is a call for change, understanding, healing and love. As Benson explains, “There’s so much cynicism nowadays, it’s dark. When we released the single there was a guy who was trolling us online, devaluing George Floyd’s life to take from the fact that a human being got snuffed out in the middle of the street. That’s the kind of thing I feel like we need to change, but how do you fight hatred? You can’t fight hate with hate; you’ve got to use love and patience. It’s a lot easier said than done but I believe it’s possible. I used to be so cynical, so angry… sometimes you need some light to guide the way.”
Benson’s commanding rhymes are balanced by the haunting, powerful voice of teenage newcomer Rebecca Strong. Benson was generous with his praise of Strong’s talents and potential. “Such a voice, she has such a bright future ahead of her, it’s gonna be beautiful. I’ve been writing some stuff to feature with her because she’s such a talent. When you see somebody with that kind of talent you want to guide them and take them where you wish you had been.”
The track is rounded out by the live instrumentation of Reservoir Recording founders Jordy Balicki and Stephen Williams. “Working with them is awesome” Benson shared. “I really respect their artistic fluidity. They’re very open minded to what I bring to the table, we just vibe well when we’re in there, it’s good energy every time we’re together. Jordy and Stephen bring the best out of you. Whenever I find someone like that I don’t want to let it go. It makes you better as a person and shows you what you can be.”
Benson & Company’s full album, titled "The Vision", will be out later in 2021. Benson promises more positivity and good vibes in his future releases. “I love the message behind what we’re doing. Spread love, spread light.”
Check out the music video for "Take A Knee": https://youtu.be/sh6t1qYJlLI
More from Benson & Co. at: https://www.facebook.com/BensonAndCompany306
By Will Yannacoulias
North Sask Music Magazine
Photo courtesy of Contingent Colours Photography
Reservoir Recording Surprise Drops "Take My Name" by Their New Artist, BNSN & Company
July 3, 2020
Charles Benson aka. BNSN & Company, announced in June that he had joined the label of Reservoir Recording alongside other artists Rymestone, which are based out of Prince Albert, Sk. Producers Dr Jhay and South_West are featured on the track, which Reservoir Recording Dropped on July 3rd, unexpectedly, exclusively on their youtube channel, which is straight up, West Coast vibes in Treaty 6 Territory. Hip-Hop and Poetry for the Ears straight from witchekan Lake reserve, BNSN has a story of overcoming abuse, addiction and the loss of a leg, which he embodies into the passion he puts into his performance. His album "The Vision" to be dropped........soonish.
Take a listen to the track here: https://youtu.be/9Zvw1_Bx12o
More from Rservoir Recordings: https://www.facebook.com/ReservoirRecording/
Rymestone's new single "Robotic" available March 8th.
March 5, 2019
Led by the highly energetic and intense presence of Emma Jean Anderson, Rymestone will be releasing their newest single, "Robotic", March 8th.
"Robotic" has vocal hints of Ian Astbury in the more ardent moments of the track. The rhythm section has that nice laid back, chilled, narcotic feel; it could get loose and messy but anchors nicely which keeps everything tied together. Like the rug in the Big Lebowski! Really ties the room together! It has modern elements sonically but a retro production sensibility which is an interesting combination.
Inspired by the wild tranquility of the woods, love, lust, the soft darkness before dawn, truth, poetry that wants to kill you, and electricity. Rymestone exerts nuances of post punk, grunge and even a taste of folk/Indie.
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