Back in September, Benyaro released their latest album, One Step Ahead Of Your Past. As the musical vehicle for Jackson Hole’s Ben Musser and Leif Routman, Benyaro excels in the rougher, funkier edges of Americana. One Step Ahead Of Your Past exemplifies that with some cowpunk, some post-Seattle grunge, and even what I’d call “front porch rap,” all showing up on various songs on the record.
One of the catchier tunes on the release is a somewhat autobiographical number called Pimp Wife. Twangville is pleased to debut the video for your viewing and listening enjoyment. Starting with a flamenco-style guitar reminiscent of a Robert Rodriguez movie opening, Pimp Wife is a tribute to the hard-working women behind the scenes in the music business. Or as Musser put it, “she kicks [my] ass out the door each day…and makes me a better person.” Well said.
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