"I think that the songs that we've chosen really have a reflection of who we are as a makeup of this band." - Leon Mobley on the making of "Call It What It Is."
07 Apr 2016
Tavis Smiley Interview tonight
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT
Don’t miss Ben’s interview tonight with PBS’ Tavis Smiley. (Check local listings for airtime.) He discusses the new album Call It What It Is, ahead of tomorrow’s release date!
07 Apr 2016
Rough Trade In-Store Friday
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 4:45pm PDT
Purchase the new Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals CD or LP "Call It What It Is" starting at 11am on April 8 at Rough Trade NYC to receive 1 wristband for performance and signing that evening at 6:30pm.
USA TODAY - "Ben Harper sees 'open road' ahead for the Innocent Criminals"
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 8:15am PDT
"Harper's new album, Call It What It Is — his first with the Innocent Criminals, the band he formed in the early '90s, in nine years — offers its share of pointed commentary. Harper has had personal experience with racial profiling: 'I don't think there's one black person you could talk to who hasn't experienced it,' he says."
"Ben Harper Surprises His Biggest Fan, and Catch a Sneak Peek of His New Song. He plays his latest track, talks about his fans, and discusses why he thinks a car stereo is as important as a guitar amp."
"Call It What It Is" Reflects on Police Brutality, from Rodney King to Michael Brown
Monday, March 28, 2016 at 8:00am PDT
"[Harper] ended up with an album that tacks between the dark—images of the literal end of the world—and the light, with a girl carried aloft by a pink balloon. Call It What It Is is an exercise in getting jerked around; it’s an 11-track tilt-a-whirl." - The Atlantic
"Music at this point is still such a mystery to me. Music dogs me, it haunts me, it taunts me, it dares me, it threatens me, it challenges me. I'm still chasing it. I'm still trying to understand the mystery that is carving something out of absolute silence that has any meaning whatsoever. That's what I'm trying to do, and it's still there. So I'm still reaching for it." - Ben Harper on the making of "Call It What It Is."
25 Mar 2016
BHIC on SportsCenter tonight!
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5:00pm PDT
ESPN welcomes Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals to SportsCenter tonight in the 10pm PT hour to play Shine — the first band ever to perform in the LA studio.
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals will be sharing live performance & interview fun on KCRW's Morning Becomes Eclectic today at 11:15am PT / 1:15pm CT / 2:15pm ET. In LA, tune in to 89.9fm and everywhere else around the world listen online at KCRW.com. Share the word!