split 7-inch single w/ I’m A Boy – officially released

We are finally getting around to officially releasing the split 7″ we recorded and released with our good friends in the amazing I’m A Boy. It’s two sides of sexy, random colored vinyl in a limited run of 100 copies.

You can hear the tracks and get digital downloads at our Bandcamp page or get yourself a classy new chunk of vinyl! Head on over and take a look/listen HERE!

new release – 3from3: Red Lorry Yellow Lorry

On March 20, 2020 we released our latest edition of the 3from3 series, wherein we cover 3 songs by an artist from 3 different records. This edition features one of our all time favorite bands, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry.

The Lorries were kings of the post-punk era in Leeds, England, and continued up through the 90s, recording a bunch of amazing music. We have chosen 3 songs from their early to mid catalog for this release.

“Monkeys On Juice” was one of the band’s early singles.

“Big Stick” comes from the band’s early Nothing’s Wrong album.

“Too Many Colours” comes from the band’s amazing worldwide release Blow.

Check out the release HERE!

25th anniversary reissue of Deaf Child Blind now available

May 1 saw the final reissue of the 90s albums from New Ben Franklins. Deaf Child Blind was the band’s third release, originally released on cassette only.

Here it is available for the first time as a digital release, along with two bonus tracks – previously unreleased demo tracks.

Check it out on the band’s BANDCAMP page, along with a few remaining cassette versions of the release.

25th Anniversary re-release of Blake EP

1993 was the year that fledgling art-rock band New Ben Franklins released their very first (cassette only) EP. We’ve just released it digitally for the first time, remastered with 3 bonus tracks! It’s post-punk. It’s goth-rock. It’s new wave. It’s cool and dark and sounds great.

Check it out HERE >>>!

new song – Monday Morning, Broken Heart

David recently wrote and recorded a song about battling hopelessness and despair in the face of losing our brother, Mark Kosta, to suicide in December of 2017. The song is called Monday Morning, Broken Heart.

We want you to know that you are loved and your life is precious. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts and need to talk to someone, please call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255 and speak confidentially to a counselor. This world is better with you in it. We want to see you soon.

You can also follow the link below or share:

https://newbenfranklins.bandcamp.com/track/monday-morning-broken-heart

Saying goodbye to Mark Kosta

It is with a heavy, heavy heart and tremendous sadness that we have to say goodbye to one of our musical family. Mark Kosta was one of a kind, both as a person and as a drummer. He played with us for many years, recorded much, laughed often. His timing was spot-on; He was a powerful and precision drumming machine. Most of all, he was a brother and a cherished friend with a kind heart. He will be sorely missed, today, tomorrow, every day until the end of time.
This was one of his favorite songs to play, and he did an amazing job recording it with us back in 2011: MOURNING. I know that he felt a lot of things about this song and it will always remind me of him and his playing and his amazing spirit. There had been some hard times these past couple of years for Mark, and the times we got to see each other and talk and play music and everything else that brothers do is very precious to me and was always filled with some amount of careful joy. I’ll miss hearing his voice on the phone, or getting a funny text message that didn’t seem to make much sense at the time. I’ll miss his mischievous smile and his hearty laugh. Mostly, I’ll just miss having him around, to see a show or play a show, or grab a quick beer in between other things that life had for us.
I could ramble on and on about the amazing friend Mark was to me, and to everyone else he ever got to play music with.

Here’s to you, Mark Kosta. May you keep good time forever and rest easy now that your time here is done. We all miss you and love you dearly.

~David DeVoe

new single released!

Happy New Year to all of you. We hope that 2017 will be filled with joy and blessings for each of you. As a celebration of the new year, we have just released our first single from the forthcoming album. It’s an alternate take of the title track, “What Happens When Things Fall Apart”, b/w “Man With A Gun”, a Jerry Harrison song.

Visit our BANDCAMP page to download it for free for a limited time.

Please help us help one of the greatest friends and musicians on the planet!

People… if you do one thing this fall, pitch in and help David Rosser – an amazing guitar player who you have most certainly heard along your path – with his medical costs. Our good friend has been diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer, but is fighting the good fight and on his way to recovery, but we could sure use your help to help him along the way.

If you can donate $5 or $5,000… every single bit helps us get him to medical bills being paid. Please give what you can.

https://www.gofundme.com/daverosser