Strange Names is the New York-based new wave trio of Liam Benzvi, Francis Ximenez, and F. Pontus Aleckson. Their pop is a polished breed: a surging euphoria of funk guitar-work, synthesizers, and righteous vocal hooks that bring to mind INXS and The B-52’s. In 2015, they toured with Azealia Banks in support of their first full length album, Use Your Time Wisely. They have since spent time writing and self producing their anticipated sophomore effort, out in early 2018 on Frenchkiss Records (The Drums, Bloc Party).
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