BANDITS premiered a new single this week.
Boulder’s psych-rock band BANDITS are preparing to release some new music on a 7” vinyl in March. The first single “Kill Tonight” was released just after the first of the year. The song is a thumping anthem of heavy synth and crunchy guitars. This is the song that you put on at the beginning of your night when just want to let go. Bassist and vocalist Lulu Demitro takes lead with haunting vocals. The midway break down is an explosion of what makes BANDITS stand out in the Boulder scene.
Check out “Kill Tonight”:
Their B-side, called “Wheels”, drives the band in a different direction with John Demitro taking lead vocals for this wailing song. “Wheels” just premiered on Diffuser Monday and drops everywhere tomorrow. It’s a psych-rock wet dream with bluesy blaring guitars and just the right touch of reverb to put the vocals into the stratosphere; especially at the culmination in the song’s final minute. It is a non-stop ride from first click. The single displays their talent as a band and makes it clear why they stand out as a peerless rock trio in the Front Range.
Both songs off of the BANDITS forthcoming vinyl, which is aptly titled “Kill Tonight” were mastered by award-winning engineer Brian Gardner. Gardner has worked with both The White Stripes and Queens of the Stone Age, both of which are influences of BANDITS. Currently, the band is preparing to head out on tour for the month of February. You can see their dates below. Make sure to see them the next time they play locally before it’s too late!
Feb. 17: The Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
Feb. 18: The Bridge – Columbia, MO
Feb. 20: Garden Bowl – Detroit MI
Feb. 21: Annabell’s – Akron, OH
Feb. 25: Don Pedro – Brooklyn, NY
Feb. 26: Bowery Electric – New York City, NY
Feb. 28: Elbo Room – Chicago, IL
March 1: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
March 2: Duffy’s – Lincoln, NE
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