Useless ID (Fat Wreck Chords) Frontman to Release Debut Solo Album, Distant Lover, October 3, 2012
Los Angeles – August 21, 2012 – Southern California-based record label and artist management company Hardline Entertainment today announced that Useless ID frontman Yotam Ben-Horin has joined the Hardline family as a solo artist. Yotam adds his personal, lyrical songwriting style to the already diverse Hardline roster, which includes Death By Stereo, Authority Zero, the Darlings, Allura, Hoist the Colors, and more.
Best known as the lead singer, bass player, and primary songwriter for Israeli punk band Useless ID (Fat Wreck Chords), Ben-Horin has constructed a quiet set of brand new musical gems, entirely produced and arranged by himself. His debut solo full length – entitled “Distant Lover” – was mixed by AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, Cursive) and mastered by Doug Van Sloun, and is scheduled for an October 3 release.
“I couldn’t be happier to be working with Hardline to release this record,” said Ben Horin. “My solo material gives me another artistic outlet to explore new musical territory and emotional depth. With Hardline’s support, I’m ready to share these songs with the world.”
“Yotam has already written countless great songs for Useless ID,” said Hardline Entertainment’s Ken Seaton. “As a solo artist, Yotam brings something utterly unique to the Hardline roster.”
With his personal lyrics, haunting melodies, pop sensibilities, and stripped down arrangements, Ben-Horin’s solo material has drawn comparisons to Elliott Smith, Brian Wilson, and Death Cab for Cutie. Armed with a six string in his hand, Ben-Horin has put together an epic trio in support of his new works. Touring plans are in the works.
While they wait for the full release in October, fans can listen to the first single “Into The Blues” on Hardline’s SoundCloud http://soundcloud.com/hardlineent/yotam-ben-horin-into-the-blues.
About Yotam Ben-Horin
Yotam Ben Horin is best known as the lead singer, bass player, and primary songwriter for Israeli punk rock band Useless ID (Fat Wreck Chords). With Useless ID still completely intact and several records under his belt (not to mention a string of successful local punk rock albums he produced) Ben Horin has taken a left turn into his latest project, a solo album highlighting Yotam’s songwriting sensibilities. For more information visit http://yotambenhorin.com/.
About Hardline Entertainment
Founded by Ken Seaton, Hardline Entertainment is a Hermosa Beach-based record label and artist management company featuring some of the best up and coming bands in the West Coast alternative music scene, with genres including punk rock, metal, hard rock and reggae. Hardline proudly supports DIY ethics and has maintained this core principle while exposing new music to listeners without depending on major label support. The 2012 “Hardline Entertainment Compilation 2” features new music from artists on both Hardline and Viking Funeral Records, a label imprint run in partnership with Seaton, Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge, and Kevin Zinger from Suburban Noize. The track listing includes music from Authority Zero, Versus the World, The Darlings, Death by Stereo, Neo Geo, the Manic Low, Thousand Watt Stare, AllurA, Phathom, Hoist the Colors, Lionize, and Musket. The compilation is currently available for free download and will be available at all Hardline events throughout 2012. For more information visit www.HardlineEnt.com