Brendan Benson - accomplished songwriter, producer, and co-founder of The Raconteurs - is proud to announce the launch of Readymade Films, the visual production arm of his own Nashville based Readymade Records and Publishing companies.
Benson's output in the studio over the past year has been incredibly prolific. His production credits include his own recently released album What Kind of World, as well as records from Readymade artists Young Hines, Cory Chisel, The Howling Brothers, and The Lost Brothers. Film projects have naturally stemmed out of the music and community around the Detroit turned Nashville multi-instrumentalist. Many of the musicians came together around the first music video filmed for What Kind of World. The clip for the single Pretty Baby was directed by Young Hines and features cameos by Michael McDonald of The Doobie Brothers and Readymade Records artist The Howling Brothers.
Watch the music video for Pretty Baby
The Readymade team has been assembling footage shot during the build up to What Kind of World's release, starting with a high-def live-footage film Concert Los Angeles, shot by Myke Adams in December of 2010. The band joining Benson on stage featured Ken Stringfellow, Jon Auer of The Posies / Big Star as well as drummer Brad Pemberton of Ryan Adams' Cardinals. The seasoned musicians put together a blistering set that has been edited with HQ audio from the show mixed by Benson himself for the release; available in audio format exclusively on Spotify.
Fans can purchase the HD concert performance as a download, or as a customized flash drive. Half of the donations will go to Benson, half to the filmmaker; giving the fans the option to make the project a success and voice if they want to see future film and music collaborations of this nature.
Next in the pipeline for Readymade Films will be the release of a short-form documentary on Irish-American Benson's tour of his motherland in 2010 with his wife and newborn son. The epic scenery captured by Reid Rolls, and edited by 2012 Soho International Film Festival and World-Fest Houston Winner Victor Reyes, will be released September 25th, exclusively bundled with Readymade Records' release of Irish duo The Lost Brothers' The Passing of The Night.