Banditos Release New Track “Cry Baby Cry”
Nashville via Birmingham, AL group Banditos will release their self-titled debut full-length on Bloodshot Records on May 12th. NPR Music is currently premiering the album’s lead single “Cry Baby Cry,” saying about the band, “Three vocalists, a wicked guitarist who also plays pedal steel, a banjo, an upright bass and a hot-footed drummer guarantee that every song they play is stuffed with crazy rhythms and melodic energy… The group came up in rowdy bars, and it shows. It plays to fill the room and turn it on.”
Banditos is now available for pre-order on CD and LP via Bloodshot’s website or digitally via iTunes, in which purchasing parties will receive an instant MP3 download of the lead single, “Cry Baby Cry.”
The album features 12 original songs from the six-piece – tunes layered with as much grime as pinpoint songwriting and feverish technical savvy. Banditos hits on topics of mounting anxious desires, the struggles of self-awareness and difficult interpersonal dynamics, and, then, finally just giving in to it all and letting go. Recorded and mixed at The Bomb Shelter by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Benjamin Booker), the album captures the band’s potent blend of ‘60s blues-fused acid rock; jangly, hip-shake baby groove; garage punk scuzz; and bits of Muscle Shoals soul and doo-wop sweetness.
In support of the new album, Banditos will continue their extensive tour schedule with a run of March dates that includes several appearances at SXSW. All dates are available on the band’stour page and listed below, with more to come soon.
|3/13||Hattiesburg||MS||Bennie’s Boom Boom|
|3/14||Escatawapa||MS||Little River Marina|
|3/18||Austin||TX||Bloodshot 2015 SXSW Showcase @ Continental Club at 8 PM|
|3/19||Austin||TX||Audiotree day party at Licha’s Cantina at 6 PM|
|3/20||Austin||TX||Bloodshot SXSW Day Party @ Yard Dog Art Gallery at Noon|
|3/26||Bartlesville||OK||Frank & Lola’s|