[Teamwork] makes me think at the very least there's some kind of terrorism happening, maybe faction unspecific. After catching Religulous the other day though, I'd be a little worried about performing this anywhere near Denmark. It nears that epic feel of the Desaparecidos at moments.
- Jason Dean, 7 Inches blog, April 12, 2011
If Minor Threat's Ian Mackaye did drugs you'd have something close to Ben Franklin. Punk anthems, slow jams but mostly strong catchy rock. You can't help but sing along to. Recently they added Adam Copeland (Guitar, Vox) of Black Water fame. Billy(Vox, Guitar) Eddie(Vox, Bass) and Sarah (Drums, Vox) There’s a lot more happening here, and it still throbs and pulses.
- Zac Clark, Rocker Tycoon blog, Jan 18, 2011
With several recorded experiments bulging under their belts, including their latest 7-inch vinyl product, Urgency, it looks like they have more than just an incredible set of faux historic tales to tell. This band seems to have the right ingredients of talent and evil mischief up their beer-soaked sleeves, and that combination puts a cynical smirk on my face.
- John Pfeiffer, The Aquarian Weekly, Feb 16, 2011
What I mean to say is: the crowd freaked out.... It came on like a storm. First there was moshing. Then the momentum grew and some people were being lifted quickly here and there. Next thing I knew, it became like an underground VFW show in 1991. A small girl got up on stage and just jumped.
- Steve Ferrara, Forget The Box, Nov 24, 2010
Ben Franklin is an awesome rock 'n roll punk band from Brooklyn you do not know, but hopefully soon will. With hooky, guitar driving melodies, and punky chords with urgent political, in-your-face lyrics, this trio is ready to make a fuss. 2 dude guitarists, 1 lady drummer. You'll be bopping around and singing to their tunes.
- Star Morales, Star Beat Music, Sept 28, 2010
Eleven rave-up rock and rollers that bring to mind Riverboat Gamblers or Statues in terms of energy and diversity, each song (a little different from the last and a little different from the next) bristles with intensity. Raging punk rock ditties that let loose with Greg Ginn-style solos flying all over the place are interrupted by twangy barroom waltzes and then peppered with some frenetic, danceable indie rock tunes.
- Jeff Proctor, in Razorcake, date published unknown
The best part of the night ... was that I got to see an absolutely awesome band called Ben Franklin, featuring drummer SARAH TOMEK. BF is an intense, extremely tight, dramatic power-pop trio with a bit of a Gang Of Four/Fugazi influence, and Tomek brings all kinds of personality and chops to their material. I picked up their full-length CD, Optimist, at the show, and have been playing it nonstop since.
- Adam Budofsky, Editorial Director, Modern Drummer Magazine newsletter, March 20, 2010
One of the best things I've heard this year, and it cost me nothing! I highly recommend, this is a rock album in every sense of the word!
- Zac Clark, Rocker Tycoon, September 15, 2009
The trio rocks like a quintet, mixing throbbing, melodic basslines, slashing guitar leads interspersed with head-bouncing riffage, and driving backbeats, melding a hectic fusion of pop, punk, and funk -- imagine Cheap Trick jamming with early Black Flag at Dismemberment Plan's 4th of July BBQ.
- Jim Testa, Jersey City Independent, August 13, 2009
Ben Franklin’s sound could be described as the music of Violent Femmes with a little bit of over the top brashness of Tenacious D.
- Zac Clark, The Steaming Pipe, June 29, 2009
With a mixed bag ranging of epic rock themes to small human stories to political statements, the neopunk band Ben Franklin rocked the house of Brooklyn's Club Europa.
- Vandal Truong, Knocks From the Underground, June 9, 2009