Following an intimate breakout performance at this year’s Bonnaroo, Benzos is poised to blow up and will continue strut their stuff at other music festivals throughout the summer. On “Phase 2,” the earnest New York-based quintet hits the ground running with rhythmic house beats and Brit-inspired neo-new wave guitar licks, and keep things out of the box by blending beautifully reverberating lead guitar accents over a backbeat and synthesizer chord that demands you to the discothèque floor. Past modern rockers (the Stills, Editors,) have met their match, and the solid sing-along chorus of “Run on / Move on to the next one…” is powerful enough to keep you pumped for a marathon. Benzos’ second full-length effort, Branches, will drop August 7 via the Stinky imprint.
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Talk: Is Benzos just a “phase” or here to stay for good?
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