Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Comet West performs “Ground Floor.”
Comet West is vocalist and guitarist Samuel Robbins, bassist Britt Benson-Greer, guitarist Shane Myers-Bennett and drummer Nick Rodriguez. Benson-Greer, Myers-Bennett and Robbins were in Asheville post-rock band Elkmont Place before joining with Rodriguez to form Comet West in 2012.
In late 2013, Comet West played the Moog Store as part of AHA AVL, in addition to releasing their EP Weaker Things (on which Bear Trap appears). The EP was recorded and mixed in part at UNCA Asheville Studios and in part by Asheville musicians Kenneth Harrington and Zach Wright. You can listen and purchase Weaker Things on the band’s Bandcamp page. The group is working on their second EP, on which “Ground Floor” will appear, this summer.
Comet West are currently gearing up for out-of-town touring, as well as writing songs for the second EP. You can catch them tonight at New Mountain opening for Iska Dhaaf. Their next Asheville show will be at the Odditorium on July 27. For updates or to connect with the band check out their Facebook page.
Comet West performing “Ground Floor” at Sherwood’s Music (Carrie Eidson & Hayley Benton/ Mountain Xpress)