2017 is almost over...celebrate the new year with us at PETE'S CANDY STORE!
We've got a killer lineup and shenanigans up our sleeve, click the poster below for all the info:
HEY! We won a contest!
Say hello to the winners of the Coffee Music Project Songwriting Competition. Out of 1,000 online applicants, 30 semifinalists and 11 finalists, we were crowned the reigning champs! We'll be flying to London this April to record our winning song and wreak general havoc on the other side of the pond. <3
Bandits are going on the run...ON TOUR!!!
See poster below to see if they're invading a city near you!
After a whole year of workin' away on our Criminal Record, we are finally ready to unleash it! Join us at The Knitting Factory on March 23 for the biggest bandit showdown yet!Doors at 7:30, La Huerta at 8, Bandits at 9, The Boobies at 10! Get your tickets here!
Inclusion. Community. Love. Connection. Unity. Joy. Light and hope in unexpected places. That’s what Bandits has been about from the very beginning. We got our name from our first act before we even knew we were a band yet: playing in the New York City subways. Taking an environment that was cold and impersonal and tired and kinda dangerous and downright dirty and transforming it into a place of warmth, 3 little misfits appearing to make your day a little brighter, inviting you into their world just for a bit. We vow to keep inviting you. All of you. We’re here with you. You bring yourself, as you are, all flaws and troubles and ideologies and fears and longings to us. We will do our best to bring you solace, laughter, weirdness, hope, and some tunes to tap your feet to. We will even bring the shaky banana. Let’s band together in this tumultuous, unsettling time and celebrate what is most dear: the people we love and the beautiful things we make together. Though we are disheartened, we will hold our criminal heads high and charge ahead full force with our show tomorrow evening, November 10th, at American Beauty NYC (an appropriate name, to be sure) So let’s prove that there is plenty of Beauty left in this America. Come celebrate 3 beautifully diverse bands, with the beautifully diverse citizens of this wild town. We will be there to welcome you, our arms wide open, a bad dad joke ready to escape from our lips. ~~~~“Get up, just get up and see the sun learning to shine again.”~~~~
NEXT SHOW NOVEMBER 10th: Triple Release Party!!!!
Come catch the Bandits in action at one of our biggest, most raucous shows yet! We will be releasing three singles from our new album (a TRIPLE release, if you will) and celebrating with the addition of a drummer+bass player to our band, as well as performances by Robert Leslie and The Rooks! Show starts at 8pm. Facebook event page is here. Click the photo or go here for tickets!
Bandits on the Run at @SpaceOnRyderFarm
Occasionally even bandits must retreat. This is the room we worked and played in during our weeklong hideaway at @spaceonryderfarm. We created 4 new original bandit tunes and learned a handful of stolen songs (there were a few extra shenanigans on the way). We will always be thankful for our days in this safe haven.
Check out our Tiny Desk Kidnapping
We had a blast submitting our video to NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts Competition!!!! Watch the video and let us kidnap you for 5 minutes of wonder! We highly encourage you to share it and spread the good word of Banditry far and wide!