Benediction Foam is an art punk/noise pop band based in Kalamazoo, MI, USA.
Doug Hamilton wrote the songs, played most of the instruments, and does occasional vocal cameos. Brent McDonald is the drummer and occasionally he plays guitar, bass and synth. Kit Le Blanc is the voice. Yeah!
Basically this band sound like no one else, though most of the songs are determinedly dissonant and abrasive - guitars interweave in complex and unlikely patterns, often employing Eastern scales or verging on atonality. The lyrics focus mostly on dark themes such as addiction, abuse, pent-up rage, sense of meaningless, and finally the hope for some sort of spiritual redemption.
Do you like Velvet Underground, Throwing Muses, Helium, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Public Image Ltd., My Bloody Valentine, King Crimson, The Beatles, Lydia Lunch or Television? They do!
1. Boo Fucking Hoo
2. Deformity Follows Dysfunction
3. Deferred Gratification
4. If That's Your Idea Of Fun
6. Nothing Exists
7. The Puzzle
8. Hatred Is Forever
9. Reasonable Facsimile Of Compassion
10. Die Laughing
13. Serpent Of Denial
14. Quid Pro Quo
15. Walking Inside Out
16. You Know It And Yet You Don't
17. Recurrence 33