Marco Benevento is an incredible instrumentalist, sure, whether doling out long boogie-woogie runs on the piano or sculpting panoramic sound with synthesizers or organs. His collaborations with members of Phish and his role in Garage A Trois are testaments to that dexterity. But Benevento is at his best when he's using those skills inside of his own great songs, especially the ones that suggest the grandeur of The Flaming Lips transposed for a keyboard jazz band. Last year's TigerFace is warm and theatrical, stringing expert skills into inescapable anthems.
—Grayson Haver Currin