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Bandits on the Run


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Brooklyn based whimsical/criminal outfit Bandits on the Run is a 21st century answer to the good old tunes of days of yore.
Forged in the acoustics of NYC subway stations, the group's signature 3 part harmonic voice stands at the center of the equation. They are known for their high energy and rousing theatricality in their live shows, their unique sound veering from shades of Motown to brit-pop to punk-rock to good old fashioned indie-folk sincerity on a dime. The bandits have also gained notoriety for bringing various non-music shenanigans to their performances, including but not limited to shadow puppet shows, costumed characters, and party favors.
Since their inception, they've brought their particular brand of live performance, charisma, and robust harmonic inventiveness from many a subway stop and street corner to a slew of notable NYC institutions including ROUGH TRADE, MERCURY LOUNGE, and CITY WINERY. 2017 saw the release of the Bandits' debut album The Criminal Record, crafted under the guidance of producer William Garrett, to much much indie-NYC critical acclaim, including an Album of The Year feature by Sinister Girlz Radio. 2018 saw them touring Europe after winning the NYC Coffee Music Project with their new song “Love in the Underground”. Their 2019 Tiny Desk Contest entry of the song gained the attention of NPR music, earning a “Top Shelf of the Tiny Desk” feature. The Bandits are currently working on a live EP to be released in the summer of 2019.


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