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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 William Brookshire formed in Athens,GA in 2009. They moved to Brooklyn shortly after where they self-recorded and released their debut LP DREAMVIOLENCE (2013). The acclaim from the release led to tours supporting A Place to Bury Strangers, Metz and Algiers. After returning home, Bambara recorded their 10-minute noise collage EP NIGHT CHIMES (2014) and their apocalyptic sophomore LP SWARM (2016). SWARM, recorded by Ben Greenberg (Uniform, The Men), paved the way for Bambara to lead their own headlining tours in the US and Europe as well as supporting Girl Band and Liars on their US tours.
After Reid broke his hand onstage in late 2016, Bambara began performing as a 5-piece allowing Reid to stagger around stage free of instruments. This change has added to their pummeling and unpredictable live shows making them one of NYC’s most sought-after acts. They even impressed noise-pop auteur Angus Andrew to the extent that he asked Reid and Blaze to join Liars as members on 2017’s worldwide tour.
Bambara's third LP Shadow on Everything is now set to be released on April 6th. Shadow on Everything, their first for Wharf Cat Records, represents a decisive step forward for the trio. Bambara have always been adept students of noise rock and post-punk, mining the work of bands like Swans and The Birthday Party to construct what NPR called their “beautifully dynamic nightmares.” Now, 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.