Featured Band: Banditas

“Sweet harmonies stab through fuzzed out distortion and linger over dead silence…rumble drums on horse back, specks charging over distant hills…sometimes sparse, sometimes spoken, sometimes belted black tears rolling down their cheeks…mascara stained moon faces broken by heart ache… songs inspired by notorious women, murder ballads, cowboy daddies, boys and summers… Hayley Thompson-King vocals and guitar, Molly Maltezos harmonies, Alec Tisdale drums, Chris Taylor and Jay Cannava bass guitar.
Releases include demo EP GET BEHIND US; 7” Harmony Glass/When He Comes Home Late At Night (Motorcycle Face Records); and a full length record to be released fall 2011.
2010 Nominee for Boston Music Awards’ Best New Artist, 2011 featured artist at Weekly Dig/Converse SXSW official party, nominated for Best Female Vocalist and Best Roots/Americana by the Boston Phoenix’s Best Music Poll 2011.

“Their minimal, gothic, harmony-rich music makes you sort of worried you’re about to get pushed into an abandoned Texas mine-shaft by a psychopath with a shotgun and a dresser full of love letters.” -Luke O’Neil, “Banditas Are Kinda Scary”, Street Boners and TV Carnage

“A little Neko Case, a little Lesley Gore, a lot of lo-fi Americana wonderful. Fronted by two ladies who know their way around heartbreaker blues and harmonies, this trio is one of those great Best Coasts we get for suffering though Taylor Swift.” -Jed Gottlieb, Boston Herald

Performing Friday August 12 at Tweed River Music Festival

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