Founded in Athens, Georgia by twin brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh, and bassist William Brookshire, Bambara have been steadily attracting attention since the release of their 2013 debut. Earning praise from places like Pitchfork, NPR, VICE, Bandcamp, Spin, DIY, BrooklynVegan and The Quietus, and touring non-stop in the US and Europe with like-minded artists like IDLES, METZ, Girl Band and Daughters, the band released their most celebrated album to date in 2018 with Shadow On Everything, a release that NPR dubbed a “mesmerizing western, gothic opus.” Today, Bambara are announcing their follow up Stray (due out via Wharf Cat on February 14th, 2020).
No Men are the opposite of yes men. Equal parts 69, 420, and 666. One bass, dual drums. No “guitar rock” allowed. Sorry boys.
“Dark, smoky, gothic post-punk and bright, danceable, energetic punk rock all at the same time. They have a similar output to MX-80 SOUND or the full generational spectrum of KILLING JOKE… It’s a tape that’ll get you excited about your death wish and proud of your darkness.” – Maximum Rocknroll #406
“No Men balance succinct songwriting with a rage that threatens to boil over.” – Chicago Reader