Somewhere between their move from swampy Georgia, to the paved-over paradise of New York City, the noise-rock trio Bambara found a fascinating through line from the Peach State to the Big Apple. Hauling the storied, freewheeling mantle of Athens rock up to the avant-garde outpost of NYC, Bambara quickly made a name for themselves, circling the same orbits as A Place To Bury Strangers, Iceage, Metz, and Girl Band–all of whom they’ve shared the stage with. Their proclivity for cutting and cunning compositions even recently earned core members Reid and Blaze Bateh–twin brothers–a coveted spot as the backing band for Liars.
Today, Bambara’s third LP, Shadow on Everything, hit the streets. By dialing back the squall of feedback just enough, frontman Reid takes center stage, delivering a skeezy, howling narrative of two lost souls swirling through New York’s left-field environs. The Shadow cast on this record–a loose Western concept album–stretches all the way to the frontier states, where one of the record’s protagonists can’t shake their saloon-dwelling former self. With a new clarity to Bambara’s production values, Shadow on Everything imagines a world where Nick Cave and U.S. Maple commingle at the watering hole–propulsive, seedy, and on the edge of falling apart. Take a listen below.
Bambara also hits the road in the next few months–tour dates are below.
April 13th – Brooklyn, NY – Alphaville (Record Release)
April 19th – Princeton, NY – Terrace Club
May 17th – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bazaar
May 18th – Pittsburgh, PA – Rock Room
May 19th – Louisville, KY – TBA
May 20th – Nashville, TN – The 5 Spot
May 21st – Birmingham, AL – The Firehouse
May 23rd – Atlanta, GA – The 529
May 25th – Harrisonburg, VA – The Golden Pony
May 31st – Brooklyn, NY – Secret Project Robot
June 2nd – Philadelphia, PA – The Sound Hole
June 21st – Cleveland, OH – Lucky Dog
June 22nd – Bloomington, IN – Blockhouse Bar
June 23rd – St. Louis, MO – The Sinkhole
June 25th – Minneapolis, MN – The Hexagon
June 26th – Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle
June 27th – Detroit, MI – Outer Limits Lounge
June 28th – Buffalo, NY – Electric Ave.
June 29th – Toronto, ON – The Baby G
Shadow on Everything is out today on Wharf Cat Records. Pick it up here.