Sunday, July 3, 2011

Brooklyn Trio The Bandana Splits CD Release Aug 16 & NYC Show July 9

From a media release:

Brooklyn Based Trio, The Bandana Splits Release Self-Titled Debut Album Aug 16th 2011 via Tummy Touch Records
NYC Show July 9

Sometimes all that glitters IS gold.

At first glance, The Bandana Splits look like a pin-up girl group from the early 60s, yet behind the cutesy façade lurks a serious power pop trio. Annie Nero, Dawn Landes, and Lauren Balthrop were brought together by geography and their love of The Andrews Sisters charm and Spector-like musicality. Along with producer Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/Yellowbirds) The Splits have effortlessly crafted your new favorite record.

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The Bandana Splits’ self-titled debut album sends listeners whirling through the space/time continuum, conjuring images of soda jerks and varsity jackets. However, they’re much more than a throwback piece. Recorded at Landes’ Saltlands Studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the record displays their unique songwriting and sweet 3-part harmonies performed live around an old RCA ribbon microphone.  Accompanied by spastic guitar, Muppetesque drum and bass jams, and slinky organ riffs, Cohen sonically infused the record with Motown grooves, Brazilian psychedelia, and a tasteful dash of classic country schmaltz.

In support of their debut release, the girls are excited to be performing a bunch of shows around NYC this summer, including July 9 at the Mercury Lounge.

• Photos by Bernie DeChant

The Bandana Splits
July 9th 2011
The Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
7 pm with Elizabeth & the Catapult and Harper Blynn

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