New Ben Franklins have always been about sonicness... if that's a word, and I don't think it is. Since the band's formation in 1992 they have always been about making some noise, whether playing full-blown, distorted rock-and-roll freak outs or more traditional country-inspired songs.
In 2012, the band released their epic full length CD, [peter gabriel]. The album honestly showcased the range of musical styles that the band incorporates, as well as the fury with which they play. In the fall of 2015, the Franklins released 2 new CDs, entitled Something Old Something New and Something Borrowed Something Blue. The former a collection of original compositions and the latter a collection of covers spanning the band's influences over the last 4 decades. In March, 2017, the band released its latest full-length recording, What Happens When Things Fall Apart, a collection of songs that hearkens back to the bands earlier days; songs filled with noise, sadness, longing, and love.
Call it Americana. Call it noisy country. Call it alternative country... It doesn't matter to the Franklins, as long as it's a fair piece loud and a ton of fun.