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Moon Bandits (folk) stream new song “I Don’t Want To Drink, I Don’t Want To Die”

Los Angeles 3-piece folk band Moon Bandits are streaming a brand new song called “I Don’t Want To Drink, I Don’t Want To Die.”

This tracks is off a split they spontaneously released with Pat The Bunny, appropriately titled, Surprise. Check it out below.

This song follows the band’s 2015 album Property Damage: A Love Story. 



Music Video: Moon Bandits – “Property Damage”

L.A. folk punk duo Moon Bandits have just released a music video for their track “Property Damage”. You can check it out below.

The track was taken off the group’s most recent full-length, which is titled Property Damage: A Love Story and is slated for launch on February 4th. The release will serve as a follow-up to their last full-length, Action Changes Thinking, was launched in March of 2013.

Additionally, the group will be going on tour with Pat the Bunny (of Ramshackle Glory). All of the information on those shows is available below.



Moon Bandits (folk-punk) stream new album “Property Damage: A Love Story”

LA folk punk duo Moon Bandits will be releasing a new full-length titled “Property Damage: A Love Story” on February 4th but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Stream the entire album below.

Moon Bandits last full-length, “Action Changes Thinking”, was released in March of 2013.



Moon Bandits release various 7-inch splits for streaming/download

LA folk punk duo Moon Bandits have been busy as of late.  Since the beginning of the year, they have released 3 split 7-inches with the likes of Cottontail, igaf, and Owl & Antler.

You can stream them all below, and if you like what you hear, you can download the igaf and Owl & Antler splits for free.

Moon Bandits last released “Action Changes Thinking” in 2013.



Cottontail and Moon Bandits announce upcoming tour, split 7-inch

Cottontail, the side project featuring Luke from Ramshackle Glory have announced that they are teaming up with LA folk-punk duo Moon Bandits for a tour and a split 7-inch release, and camping! Check below for details of the tour, which kicks off April 12th in Richmond, Virginia. More info on the split as it becomes available.

Moon Bandits’ last album, “Action Changes Thinking,” was released last March. Same goes for Cottontail’s latest full-length, “Remaining Stray.”



Album Review: Moon Bandits “Action Changes Thinking”

If you and your wilderness hiking group are looking for the next album to take as you seek out nature, here it is!

The California duo of Moon Bandits on “Action Changes Thinking” moan out ten tracks, clocking in at a little under a half hour.   Astrid on violin and Tommy on banjo, both sing (with Paul also joining for the first track, “Burn it Down”), and keep up a steady sound from the first beats until the end.  Entirely acoustic, no one song stands out in sound or tempo- everything here from start to finish is crunchy vegan straightedge granola.

Tracks like “Speaker and the Chairman” sound like something out of the 1960’s. With too many words smushed into too few notes, the band is unabashedly political and left leaning, singing out “If prohibition was such a good idea, why did it only last 12 years?”  However, just like the criticisms of the hippie of years gone past, the songs decry a need for change and idealistically fails to mention how to actually change anything at all.

Something about “Action Changes Thinking” sounds so organic, it’s almost chaotic. “From the Windows of Your Home” or “Revolutions Personal” have Astrid and Tommy singing in almost unison- yet one singer always seems a tiny bit off in timing from the other. Intentional or not, this fluid relationship with the lyrics makes everything seem more bare, more honest, and more heartfelt. The urgency is heightened by the overall musically quality; The violins and banjos are simple here, and no one song has the artists stretching to create overly complex rhythms. Similarly, the vocals are in places almost spoken word.

Overwhelmingly kind, tracks like “Southwest to Northwest” proudly proclaim “you help the world to know that there’s more to life than cars and bars and we appreciate all that you do in your life …we fucking love you.”  It seems Moon Bandits are completely okay with making feel-good music, with an organic eco-friendly message.

I’m sure someone out there, who actually goes outdoors for fresh air, will adore this anachro-punk folk release. The Moon Bandits next tour of the NE starts April 6th. Visit here for dates and locations.

2/5 Stars



Free album download: Moon Bandits (folk punk): “Action Changes Thinking”

LA folk punk duo Moon Bandits are offering a free download of their new album “Action Changes Thinking” over here. The album will also be pressed in 300 limited green vinyl copies Recommended for fans of Andrew Jackson Jihad or Defiance, Ohio.

The band last released “Straight Thinking Means Plain Speaking” in 2012, which you can also grab for free here.



Free Folk Punk Album Download: Moon Bandits – “Straight Thinking Means Plain Speaking”

Los Angeles based punky folk due Moon Bandits have recently released a six song EP titled “Straight Thinking Means Plain Speaking” and are offering it up for free download.

Stream and/or download it here.