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Everything Melts Eventually, Volume One

Broken Circles Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Everything Melts Eventually has clearly arrived with me a bit late as Broken Circle Records released this split single at the tail end of 2015 . This is Volume One of what I am led to believe will be an ongoing series, it features Bandit, Slow & Steady, Triathlon, and Ivadell. All the tracks on this Split are tied together with a wintery theme and are Christmas songs for the people who don’t like Christmas songs, so maybe I’m missing out on something listening to this on a warm May morning when the last hangovers of winter are distant memories.

All four bands on this release are thoughtful and introspective indie, and for those who love the likes of Elbow and Radiohead this would be a welcome find under the Christmas tree. There are occasional slay bells and the odd Christmas lyric but this is not your standard Christmas fayre and it reflects the darker side of that festive time of year, it stops short of people hanging themselves from the Christmas tree but not by much. It’s hard to pick a favourite out of these tracks but if had to choose I think Ivadell‘s Dog Days just nudges ahead with it’s rousing refrain celebrating the ending of another year.

This is a very well put together Split as each of the bands compliment each others sounds and styles perfectly and whilst this wouldn’t be my choice for the soundtrack to Christmas morning it is a reflective and dark alternative to usual  nauseating saccharine sweetness of Christmas fayre.

Bandit, Triathalon, Ivadell, and Slow And Steady Stream Four Way Split

Everything Melts EventualyBroken Circles Records is streaming their new four way split featuring Bandit, Triathalon, Ivadell, and Slow And Steady.  The shared effort will be titled Everything Melts Eventually and is due out December 18, 2015.

Pre-orders are available here.  Listen to the disc here courtesy Stereogum.

Bandit, Triathalon, Ivadell, Slow And Steady Announce Four Way Split

Everything Melts EventualyBroken Circles Records has announced that they will be releasing a four way split featuring Bandit, Triathalon, Ivadell, and Slow And Steady.  The shared effort will be titled Everything Melts Eventually and is due out December 18, 2015.

Pre-orders will be available here.

Tours: Bandit / Blis.

BanditNashville’s Bandit has announced that they will be hitting the road this Fall alongside Blis.  The dates will take place after their appearances at Fest 14. The band continues to support their latest full length, Of Life, which is available now via Broken Circles Records.

Full tour dates are below.

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Tours: Bandit / Blis

Bandit / BlisNashville’s Bandit have announced a string of Fall shows in November with recent Sargent House signees Blis.

The tour, which kicks off in November, will begin after the two of them play in Fest 14 in Gainesville, FL.  The dates are below.

Bandit is out in support of their debut LP, Of Life, which is available now from Broken Circles or digitally from bandcamp.

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Video: Bandit – The Drive Home

On Life BanditNashville, TN’s Bandit has premiered a new music video.  The video features the track “The Drive Home” which originally appeared on their new disc, Of Life, released back in January via Broken Circles.  

Watch the video below.

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On Life Bandit

Bandit

Of Life

Broken Circles
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Rating: 4/5/5

 
 

 

 

Released on Broken Circle, Bandit‘s inaugural LP Of Life is dreamlike in tone and pays homage to rock of the past 30 years. Reminiscent of emotional hardcore classic Sunny Day Real Estate‘s Diary, Angela Plake’s project is also cousin to many contemporaries like EisleyNow, Now, and Land of TalkOf Life is that- a viscous and convoluted thesis on the everyday. Childlike ambiance (xylophones!) with a mature grasp of their surroundings (and xylophones!). It is cautioned calm. A reminder of what has come and gone.

Angela Plake started playing as Bandit back in 2011. Since then she has worked as a trio alongside Dan Bishop and Charles Miller. Recorded in 2014, Of Life is 90’s grunge rock with a purpose. It feels like 80’s new wave at times, too. Grungy and violent–“The Divine Home” opens the album with force of guitars and Plake’s sobering voice. “Pushing” is demanding and proud of its physicality: “This isn’t anger, this is pain/ and it sits on her insides/pushing everything.” Immediacy woven within sharp guitars. “Losing My Sense” could indeed be emocore. The cover of “Where Is My Mind?” would make the Pixies proud. The first few keys in are unmistakable, but Plake makes it her own. “Dragon” is a late fall trip that takes place on a windowsill with tea spiked with whiskey. Its beautiful but thorny. 

This album may seem out of place, out of the purview of punks at first. It is right up the alley of classic emocore enthusiasts and post-punk prodigies. Melodic in its masochism, Of Life will broaden your horizons, dude. 

Bandit – Losing Is A Sense

BanditNashville, TN’s Bandit has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Losing Is A Sense” and will be from their upcoming new disc, Of Life, which will be available on January 20, 2015 via Broken Circles.  Pre-orders are now available.

Listen to the song here courtesy NPR.

Bandit Announce New Album; Premiere Pixies Cover

Nashville, TN’s Bandit has announced details for their next album.  The disc will be titled Of Life and will be available on January 20, 2015 via Broken Circles.  Pre-orders are now available.

To celebrate the band has premiered the Pixies cover, “Where Is My Mind.”  Listen to the song below.

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Bandit – Brain

banditpromo-400Nashville, TN’s Bandit has announced details for the band’s debut full-length, Of Life.  The album is due out on January 20, 2015 via Broken Circles

Stream the band’s newest single, “Brain,” here courtesy Consequence Of Sound.

Bandit – Pushing

banditpromo-400Nashville, TN’s Bandit has announced details for the band’s debut full-length, Of Life.  The album is due out on January 20, 2015 via Broken Circles

Stream the band’s newest single, “Pushing,” here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

Bandit Joins Broken Circles; Announces Full Length

Nashville, TN band Bandit has signed on with Broken Circles.  The band’s debut full-length, Of Life, will be available January 20, 2015.

To celebrate, the band has premiered the new song “Of Life,” which can be heard below.

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