Nashville’s Benchmarks are streaming another song, “Let You Down,” off their forthcoming debut full-length Our Undivided Attention, due March 24th via SofaBurn Records. Our Undivided Attention was mixed by Jay Maas (Defeater, Transit, Polar Bear Club, Make Do And Mend) with the band handling production themselves.

The band’s singer, Todd Farrell Jr., commented on the song: “The idea for this song came after a friend called me out on something I said that I, perhaps, didn’t think through. We all build our own ‘houses’ around ourselves based on the way we see the world, but it doesn’t mean that the rest of the world outside doesn’t exist. Basically, we all need to try a little harder to be kind. I used the backdrop of a rapidly developing city (like Nashville, where we live) to tell the story of tearing our neighbors down to build ourselves up, and how maybe that’s not the best way to treat people. Jack [Whitis] came up with most of the musical ideas in this one. He’s got a talent for writing ‘misdirection’ parts, as I call them. Melodic ideas that don’t go where you think they’re going to go, but in a very satisfying way.”

Tour Dates:

04/04 – Atlanta, GA – TBA
04/05 – Charlotte, NC – The Milestone (with Almost People and Old Heavy Hands)
04/06 – Greensboro, NC – The Corner Bar (with AP/OHH)…
04/07 – Raleigh, NC – Slim’s (with AP/OHH/ Dragmatic)
04/08 – Norfolk, VA – Norfolk Tap House (with AP/ The Record Collection)
04/09 – Arlington, VA – House Show
04/10 – Baltimore, MD – The Depot
04/11 – Winchester, VA – Hopscotch Coffee (with Michael Frazier)
04/13 – New Brighton – PA – Wooly Bully’s (with The Hawkeyes)
04/14 – Columbus, OH – The Tree Bar
04/15 – Lexington, KY – TBA


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