Tour Bus Tunes are thrilled to bring you an exclusive first listen of Joyride, the exciting debut album from Charlie & Margot.
The musical project of Matteo DeBenedetti, a New Jersey native who cut his teeth playing the east coast DIY circuit, Charlie & Margot sees DeBenedetti step into the spotlight with his own music...and, man, the results are wonderful.
The record was produced by longtime friend, Erik Kase Romero.
'Erik is one of my all time favourite people. I met him about ten years ago. I was playing in a band and we went to a studio. Erik was the house engineer and producer at this studio. We immediately were friends. We have this parallel, our paths have been very parallel for the last ten years,' Matteo shared with us. 'It's nice that I can reach out to him as a friend and he's willing to work on my stuff. He's an in demand producer and does such good work. It's nice that I can always count on him.'
The cover art is simple yet striking and, even more excitingly, designs are already in place for an upcoming vinyl release.
'I had a handful of people scribble the word 'joyride' on a piece of paper. That one is my cousin's, she put that and sent it to me. The plan is that we're going to do completely blank vinyl art - there's going to be a vinyl release in the next couple of months - and that's the cover. Inside there's going to be a compilation of all the photos that I have taken and meshed together into one.'
Joyride officially releases tomorrow but you can check it out NOW below, exclusively on Tour Bus Tunes.