A genuine Renaissance guy — like a filmmaker, painter, and musician — Craig Bennett is really a grasp of Americanized Brit-pop. A vocalist/songwriter drawing evaluations to Nick Cave and David Bowie, the majority are surprised to get that Bennett was in fact born and elevated in Athens, GA. Bearing small to no resemblance towards the variety of throwback pop rings within the Athens musical custom, his make of icily split pop and deadpan delivery place him inside a category with few apparent peers within the realms of indie rock and roll. For his debut, 1999’s Even more Town Sadness, Bennett enlisted assistance from percussionist Diana Hoskins and bassist Daniel DiNardo (both users of Bennett’s earlier music group, Cork), and been successful in establishing him as a distinctive presence within the Athens picture. The follow-up, Content Hollowdays, premiered in 2000 to solid evaluations, as his complex plans and lyrical difficulty heralded the introduction of an extremely self-assured skill. For 2002’s Nice and Twisted, Bennett additional shown his wit and constant hand in creation.