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HEAR WHAT’S NEW: BNQT – Restart

HEAR WHAT’S NEW: BNQT – Restart

BNQT formed in 2015 when Midlake’s Eric Pulido came up with the idea for a “poor man’s Traveling Willburys.” With his bandmates McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan and Jesse Chandler behind him, he reached out to a group of musicians he’d played with and come to know over the years: Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, Travis’ Fran Healy, and Jason Lytle of Grandaddy. The idea was for each of the five singers to write and perform two songs apiece, with the Midlake members filling the role of backing band.