Ben DeHan creates a unique sound somewhere between Machine Gun Kelly and Angels & Airwaves, with an authenticity that can only be earned as a kid who saw the country through the window of a 15 passenger van and the urgency of a man who has seen the inside of a cubicle…
His meticulously programmed beats, LoFi keyboards, and singalong choruses have drawn comparisons to artists like the 1975 and The Band Camino, while the use of acoustic guitars and a “wear your heart on your sleeve” vocal performance will feel right at home for fans of 90’s pop/rock and New Alt in the vane of COIN or THE WLDLFE.
With the same cautious optimism as a child who has burned their hand on the stove, Ben approaches songwriting with a familiar yet new and weathered curiosity. The distorted guitars of his pop punk influences have been traded for atmospheric string arrangements. The intentional space left in the production is filled with a vocal performance oozing with pop sensibility. There is a warm sincerity in Ben’s voice, but he delivers his lyrics with an urgency that begs to be believed. His debut EP, New Nostalgia, is a set of songs that could easily be played with an acoustic guitar, but have been reconstructed and given a digital pulse.
Street Limes: 8:30 pm
Ben DeHan: 9:15 pm
Erin Coburn: 10:15 pm