Banditos envision new release
Monday, March 13, 2017
– Banditos announced today its second disc, "Visionland," will be out
June 23 on Bloodshot.
Israel Nash and Ted Young produced the Birmingham/Nashville-based group's second full-length. "Fine Fine Day" is the first single from the release. The group includes guitarist Jeff Salter, singer Mary Beth Richardson, singer/guitarist Corey Parsons, drummer Randy Wade, banjo/vocalist Stephen Pierce and bassist Danny Vines.
The members of Banditos first met playing in various punk and rock projects around Birmingham, Ala. at D.I.Y., all-ages venues. In 2010, Parsons and Pierce began busking around town and were soon asked to perform at their favorite local bar. Without a full band they invited friends Randy Wade, Salter, and Richardson to join them. Vines joined the band later.
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It takes a certain raw instinct to make music that's as unhinged and unruly as that purveyed by Banditos. Originally from Alabama and now ensconced in Nashville, this scruffy looking bunch of 20-somethings makes a sound that's wholly raw, raucous and unrefined, a perfect anecdote to the polite, plaintive melodies that defines much of what's typecast as Americana these days.
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