Performance: Bensbeendead. - THREE WORDS

Quick thoughts: Bensbeendead. is the performing name of Ben Thompson, a 24 year-old producer and vocalist from Portland, Maine. Ben's remarkable indie-pop sound is in large part due to his unique production style and distinct vocals.

Must listens: Exoskeleton, STAND STILL, THREE WORDS

For Fans of: Quinn XCII, Chelsea Cutler, mansionz

For more on Ben, check out our interview with him. We talked about his production style, his musical journey from a rapper to an indie-pop singer, and the tight-knit Portland independent music scene.