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BRAND NEW 'ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL T-SHIRTS!
Hot off the presses are some brand new 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil' t-shirts in the Garage A Trois Store. The t-shirts are available in black and feature the ever-famous cover face on the front!

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ALWAYS BE HAPPY, BUT STAY EVIL out now on Vinyl, CD & MP3


After the success of the quartet’s 2009 release, Power Patriot (also the band’s debut with Benevento replacing original member Charlie Hunter), Garage A Trois headed to Studio In The Country in Bogalusa, LA (where masterpieces by The Neville Brothers, Stevie Wonder and The Wild Magnolias have been cut) to record with revered engineer/producer Randall Dunn (Cave Singers, Black Mountain, Sun City Girls). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was applied to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil, will only fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.

“Garage A Trois skew grittier and more psychedelic with the current lineup, combining heavy-riff distortion with a rough-and-tumble funk delirium.”
The New York Times

"Insolently awesome since 1999, the instrumental quartet Garage a Trois consists of the hair-raising saxophonist Skerik, whiplash keyboardist Marco Benevento, Galactic drummer Stanton Moore, and vibraphone-whacking percussionist Mike Dillon…a brutal yet meticulously deranged blast of raw, jazz-rock power."
Village Voice

"Garage a Trois is a supergroup essaying the tuneful/psychedelic side of instrumental adventure and electronic tweet."
Metal Jazz

POWER PATRIOT T-SHIRTS!
Check out thePower Patriot girl's and men's t-shirts in the Garage A Trois Store. The t-shirts are available in navy (men's) and light gray (women's) and both feature the ever-famous bear logo on the front!

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POWER PATRIOT
Garage A Trois is a collaboration between four of the most visionary improvisers of the time: Skerik on saxophones, Mike Dillon on vibes, Marco Benevento on keys and Stanton Moore on drums. And while improvisation is at the heart of what the quartet has staked its reputation upon at their legendary New Orleans Jazzfest sets and rare, but in demand, club tours, it's the intricate sonic tapestries, tightly orchestrated arrangements, refined melodies and positively modern approach to instrumental songwriting that's at the heart of their long-player, Power Patriot.

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MEET THE BAND
Garage A TroisGarage A Trois first formed in 1999, right after Mardi Gras, as a trio featuring Charlie Hunter, Stanton Moore and Skerik. They then added Mike Dillon in 2002. In 2007 Charlie Hunter left the band and Marco Benevento joined. This union of musical forces has only increased the creative output of these musicians-and apparently really helped their grundle.

Skerik - Saxophonist: A founding member of Critters Buggin', Skerik has been known to fraternize with the Black Flames, SadHappy, Tuatara (with Peter Buck of R.E.M.), Ponga, Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal (with original Headhunters drummer Mike Clark, Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, and DJ Logic), Crack Sabbath, Blotallica, and Elemental. Skerik has jammed with soul legend Fred Wesley, Pink Floyd mastermind Roger Waters, and Les Claypool's Frog Brigade. Jambase theorized that 'the rotation of our planet is somehow connected with this outer space super hero.'

Stanton Moore - Drums and Polyrhythms: Also a founding member of the New Orleans funk band Galactic, Stanton also kicked off his solo career in 1998 with and is about to release his fifth solo album, Groove Alchemy, Moore’s multimedia project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. Showing his outstanding versatility, Moore has appeared on recordings such as Heavy Metal Grammy nominees Corrosion of Conformity’s In the Arms of God, Irma Thomas’ After the Rain (winning a grammy in the process), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Boots Riley’s (the Coup) Street Sweeper Social Club, Diane Birch’s Bible Belt and Alec Ounsworth’s (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) Mo Beauty. He continues to play dates globally with an ever-evolving cast of musicians including George Porter, Jr., Leo Nocentelli (of the Meters), Charlie Hunter, John Medeski (of Medeski, Martin and Wood), Donald Harrison Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dr. John and Tab Benoit to name a few.

Marco Benevento - Keys and Organ: Marco Benevento is best known as one half of the Benevento/Russo Duo along with Joe Russo. Previously, he was a member of The Jazz Farmers, and has been a regular on the New York City contemporary, experimental jazz scene for years. He has performed with countless musicians which include, Matt Chamberlain, Charlie Hunter, John Medeski, Mike Gordon, Trey Anasatio, Eric Krasno, Wayne Krantz, John Ellis, Dave Dreiwitz, Mark Friedman, Reed Mathis, Bobby Previte, Ari Hoening, Terreon Gully, Brian Haas, DJ Olive, DJ Logic, Steven Bernsetin, Briggin Kraus, Lyrics Born, Mike Dillon, Les Claypool, Phil Lesh, Skerik, Johnny Vidacovich, Stanton Moore and others

Mike Dillon - Percussion and Vibraphone: An original member of the eclectic Critters Buggin', Mike's current projects include the Malachy Papers, Brave Combo, Hairy Apes B.M.X., and the Black Frames. Mike has toured with Les Claypool's Frog Brigade and Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and was described by Jambase as 'possessed with a desire to always find something new, something deliciously rhythmic in any piece.'
   
 
 
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