Bambara is a Brooklyn-via-Georgia based noise/punk band with a dark, Western slant. The trio consisting of twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh and childhood friend William Brookshire formed in Athens,GA in 2009.
They moved to a basement apartment in Brooklyn shortly after where they recorded and released their debut LP Dreamviolence (2013), noise collage EP Night Chimes (2014), and apocalyptic sophomore LP Swarm (2016). The acclaim from these releases led to tours supporting A Place to Bury Strangers, Metz, Girl Band, Liars, and Algiers. In 2018, Bambara released their third LP Shadow on Everything. The album represents a decisive step forward for the trio. Bambara have always been adept students of noise and post-punk, but with Shadow on Everything they’ve transcended their early influences to produce a Western Gothic concept album that sounds as big as the desert sky looming over its characters’ lives.