((Benzos)) Band Profile and Upcoming New York City Concerts - Oh My Rockness

Some call Benzos "The Band of 2005." We don't call them that... yet. NYC's Benzos blend experimental dance music with lush guitar-driven rock and a hint of post-punk. Their appealing sound comes from an eclectic mix of bands that have influenced them, from Aphex Twin and Squarepusher to Radiohead and Jeff Buckley.

These guys build simple melodies then add complex layers to create sweeping soundscapes, which makes things more interesting than standard guitar pop. Add to the mix live drum and electronic beat interplay and I'm left thinking they sound like The Postal Service sans the sugar rush. These guys definitely have huge potential (you may even hear them at Starbucks one day), but for now they are the latest in a long line of bands with plenty of "buzz."
Published March 01, 2005
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