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Get Your Hard Rock on with Source’s New Jam “Benjamin”

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At first earshot, “Benjamin,” the latest single from Boulder, CO-based rock unit Source, doesn’t stray much from the radio format known as “active rock” (still the silliest name) that hasn’t changed in two decades.

But the more you dig in, the more details reveal themselves that show why Source deserve to be placed above the hordes of Breaking Benjamin clones that (still) dominate the airwaves. Oh, sure, there’s plenty of ’90s / early ’00s hard rock influence on a pedestal here — Filter, Tool and Chevelle in particular, with a production assist from one of that era’s best-known knob-twiddlers, Ulrich Wild — but there’s a certain sense melody and an understanding of nuanced arrangement that caught my ear. Whereas so many of today’s hard rock bands are content to follow the path of least resistance (musically-speaking), Source haven’t done that, instead opting for something far more complex and well thought-out.

Check out “Source” below. Totality, the band’s second full-length, comes out on March 1st via Pavement Entertainment; pre-order here.

Feb-01 Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
Feb-02 Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS
Feb-03 The Elbow Room, Wichita, KS
Feb-04 The Vanguard Tulsa, Tulsa, OK
Feb-05 Zombiez Bar & Grill, Amarillo, TX
Feb-06 Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM

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