Nashville-based indie punk band Benchmarks (featuring Todd from Two Cow Garage) have announced details for debut full-length. The disc will be titled Our Undivided Attention on March 24, 2017 via SofaBurn Records. Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Girls and Boys,” of which vocalist Todd Farrell Jr. comments:
“We’ve been playing this one live for the last two years and I’m glad we finally put it to tape… 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).“
Listen to the twangy little number here courtesy Substream Magazine.