Garage A Trois was recently described by noted photographer John Margaretten as, “a transformative, punkalectic, pornographic seizure of sight and sound.” Few descriptions have ever so perfectly encapsulated the modern day post-rawk/freak-jazz super group. A force greater than the sum of its colossal parts, Garage A Trois features Brooklyn-based sound-sculptor/keysman Marco Benevento, punk rock vibraphone hero Mike Dillon and New Orleans funky drummer/beat master Stanton Moore. After the rousing 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 sound engineer Randall Dunn (one of the chief architects of the Southern Lord sound). As has become the band’s primary focus in its current incarnation, a laser sharp focus was paid to capturing Garage A Trois’ sinewy, fourth-dimensional, polychromatic instrumental songwriting. The resulting album, 'Always Be Happy, But Stay Evil,' delivers from track to track exactly as its title boasts. A massive draw in clubs and festivals around the U.S., this latest opus from Garage A Trois will only help fuel the fire for a growing legion of fans amassing around the most dangerous instrumental band on the scene today.
"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