Trace Mountains is a band started by songwriter Dave Benton. His name and voice may be familiar from the band LVL Up, but unlike that project, here he takes the lead on crafting and singing songs, though Trace Mountains is ultimately a collaborative effort. Benton’s music is often soft and gentle, with crisp grooves and a smattering of fuzzy guitars and keyboards supporting his unique, endearing slight drawl as he sings tales that come across like secrets. The band stopped by Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this very special session.
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