In 2009, Ben Kweller moved back to Texas after 10 years in New York City. To welcome himself home, he made a fantastic country record that released a voice he'd been hearing in his head since his earliest days growing up in Greenville, TX. After circling the globe for two years in support of Changing Horses, Kweller was ready to go electric again, and the songs began to flow quickly. Go Fly A Kite is Kweller's fifth studio album, and a triumphant debut for his Austin-based label, The Noise Company.
Ben Kweller was born in San Francisco, CA, on June 16th, 1981. Shortly after his birth, his family relocated to Texas where he began writing songs at the tender age of 9. Kweller's teenage grunge group, Radish, scored a top 40 UK hit in 1996 that gave the band a cult following in the UK and Europe. When Radish broke up in 1999, Kweller packed his bags and headed to New York City. Kweller became a staple in the New York music scene of the early 2000's, touring and playing with his local peers, such as The Strokes, Adam Green, Moldy Peaches, Nada Surf, Fountains of Wayne, Guster and Jeffrey Lewis. In addition, Kweller shared the stage with Kings Of Leon, Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie and Ryan Adams.
From the first crashing cymbal and dynamic electric riff of "Mean To Me," to the closing upbeat declaration of "You Can Count On Me," Go Fly A Kite encompasses all the many facets and talents of Ben Kweller.