The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel tosses in a brief synopsis of the new record, along with reviews of the new records by Spoon, Conor Oberst, and our good buddies Booher! I don’t think we could have said it much better ourselves.
“New Ben Franklins, “What Happens When Things Fall Apart” (New Ben Franklins). Denver alt-country and/or Americana band formed in 1992 marks its 25th anniversary with its basic attitudes intact and with its volume a notch or two louder.”
For more: http://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/03/16/conor-oberst-spoon-among-artists-new-music-out-week/99274342/
The folks over at Top40 Charts have released the announcement of our new record and our 25th anniversary as a band. Check it out.
Denver’s Westword posted a bunch of photos from the great night that Dave and Mark had playing with some of the best country music folks in the region to celebrate Willie’s birthday! Dig it: http://www.westword.com/slideshow/globe-hall-celebrates-willie-nelsons-birthday-7861514/39
The following links will take you to photo galleries and reviews from this year’s FoCoMX, the front range’s premier showcase for regional talent. It was a a blast!
The good folks over at No Depression have a review of the latest releases up now. Head on over and have a read: http://nodepression.com/album-review/new-ben-franklins-offer-dual-delight
Special thanks to Lee Zimmerman for having a listen!
The oft-imitated but never equaled Tom Murphy gave a nice little preview for our show this weekend… check it out!
“When the New Ben Franklins debuted in 1992, the band was more like a goth outfit with a drum machine and a proclivity for dark, melodramatic music than the superb country band it is today. But that heightened emotive quality has served the group’s 23-year evolution well, because singer David DeVoe’s vocals have never been tentative. He always sounds like he has something intense to say, even when waxing poetic about everyday struggles. In addition, DeVoe is a gifted storyteller with a talent for reinterpreting music. The Franklins (playing Saturday, November 7, at Swing Station in Laporte, 970-224-3326) have just released two albums, Something Old Something New and Something Borrowed Something Blue. On the latter, the band covers Echo & the Bunnymen and Swervedriver — hardly country acts. But with the aid of talented players like drummer Tom Radigan, guitarist Greg Pasquariello and Jeremy Ziehe on bass, DeVoe transforms the songs to suit the noisy country sound of his own fine compositions.”
The folks over at the Dog’s Space blog featured a news flash about the new records. Check it out here.
Enrique Jiminez, from Denver band Altas, and an all around bad ass dude gave a brief interview with Westword with a few bands he thought were bands to see at this year’s Underground Music Showcase. He gave a little shout out to us. Thanks, Enrique!
“New Ben Franklins – 8 p.m. – Gary Lee’s Motor Club and Grub: They’re just old school. They have their sound and have been doing it a long time and they’re good at it. It’s a more country rock type of sound. I don’t really see much of that going on mixing the two and bringing that part of Colorado into the kind of indie scene represented at this festival. It’s very non-traditional but hearkens back to that old country sound. I like the tonality of it all. When you can strip something down to its core sound and get something good out of that it’s a very difficult thing to do well. Hundreds of people try to get that tonality.”
Westword Backbeat has some nice things to say about us and some other fine local bands. HERE.