Nashville-based indie punk band Benchmarks have released their third single, “Girls and Boys”, from their upcoming debut album, Our Undivided Attention, out 3/24 on SofaBurn Records.
“We’ve been playing this one live for the last two years and I’m glad we finally put it to tape,” says vocalist Todd Farrell Jr., who also pulls double duty as the lead guitarist for the Columbus punk band Two Cow Garage. “It started with a friend and I wanting to write a very shoegaz-y dream pop song like The 1975 or something. We got started on it, but it never really turned into anything. About a year later, I still had the chord progression in my head, and I took it to the band. We developed the idea even further, gave it a weird 12/8 time signature, and it became what it is now. Lyrically, it’s sort of about our modern culture of dating, hooking up, or what have you, always looking for something new, and being afraid to lose what you have. I basically stole a lot from Kerouac and it’s sort of a companion piece to “American Night” from our last EP (which also stole a lot from Kerouac, ha).”
Benchmarks is an alternative rock band from Nashville, TN. The band will release its debut full-length, Our Undivided Attention, on March 24, 2017 via SofaBurn Records.