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Bandits live in Gloucester, MA

Live at Minglewood Tavern Saturday, March 10

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 Bandits head to Bethel, Maine

Live at the Funky Red Barn on Saturday, March 3!

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Assert your independence…
Click here to play new single, Carnival (Epic Hello):

Click to buy on iTunes!

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For the love of Gawwwwwd…
The Bandit Kings sound like a country band who skipped the whole Garth Brooks and Toby Keith eras and chose to listen to Patti Smith, early Linda Ronstadt, and Heart’s Dreamboat Annie instead in equal doses. The sound of the duo’s female lead vocal is timeless and the songs are memorable. The arrangements are tight and there is enough rocking to make Lenny Kaye reminisce. I am wet for more… or maybe I spilled my scotch. Either way, this EP has reawakened my love of twang and the bark of an old Fender amp. For the love of Gawwwwwd, please keep making music.”

The Noise-Boston

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 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Latest Bandit Kings video for new single “Carnival”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URu4ILbyGWQ&context=C33aed0dADOEgsToPDskLTHVq_9tb2Ph7g0bqmXjCf

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The BKs return from LA all warm and Cali-fuzzy!
The BKs had a great mini tour playing rockin’ venues like Molly Malones in Hollywood, Leo’s in La Crescenta, and Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach. We were joined on stage by some pretty special friends, including Mr. Nelson Bragg (Smile, you’re in the Brian Wilson Band!) & Mr. Danny Graziani (we’re addicted to The Adicts, too).

We had some awesome roadies and would very much like to thank Mr. Skip Hart and Ms. Catherine Gunn for their incomparable company and support. Flying cross country makes you officially part of the crew. And we are quite sure it wouldn’t have been as fun without you.

We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to Ms. Rebecca Edelson with Lovestruck Productions for her help and general amazeballs-ness. And to Austin, for diggin’ it SO much. We dig you too.

Thanks to Molly Malones, Saint Rock and Leos…you all help support weary bands every day! And to Joe Mora, his dad, and Joe’s band for making sure we were there for the tasty naked cake. Oh, and good grief, Dawn drove down from SF and KC and Stacey drove up from San Diego, Janelle brough a pack of wild friends, Andrew, his friends, their music and the magic gong, to all our other friends that made it out to the shows, to all our friends back home who were sending us Gloucester-love, and Julia was so nice…we could go on forever. Thank you all, so much.

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 The Bandits on Sirius XM Radio! (The Loft XM30)
...Seminal radio DJ Meg Griffin interviews the BKs for her new live show Having Words with Meg on The Loft. Featuring live performances in studio. 3 Shows: Wednesday, December 21 at 5pm, Friday, December 23 at 3pm and New Years Day at Midnight!

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 BKs new album, Epic Hello, reviewed in The Noise
..[T]he title track “Epic Hello” stands by itself as a soothing, sad, emotional journey of desire with a matching melody that is rarely stumbled upon by any rock ’n’ roll musicians. -Tee Max

Read the rest of the review in The Noise

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Bandit Kings on the cover of The Noise, Boston!
The Bandit Kings are on the cover of Scorpio issue of The Noise-Boston. Awesome story by THE Samantha Goddess, read it here

Many thanks to Tee-Max, Louise, and the staff at The Noise for their support!

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Huh-yoooge…
“The Bandit Kings are no ironists, camp followers, or genre clowns; rather than treating country as a bad joke, they take the genre, and their work, quite seriously indeed, enough to make even a jaded connoisseur want to really like them, and the care they have put into their debut collection is proof. I am even willing to stick my neck out onto the chopping block–something I’ve done about half a dozen times in the last twenty-six years–and venture that these guys have the potential to be huge. Not lower-case “h” huge, but Huh-yooooge.”

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The Bandit Kings and pApAs fritAs?!
OH BOY. Did you know that seminal indie pop band PAPAS FRITAS reunited for a short European tour in May 2011? Did you also know that they made TWO American stops and ONE was at the Rhumb Line in Gloucester? Oh, and they asked the Bandit Kings to play with them! Yah, you heard right. The BFs joined the Bandits and Papas Fritas at the Rhumbline on Thursday May 19, 2011.  Who’s your Papa?

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