Tom Gallo

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Tom Gallo is the host of Look At My Records! on Radio Free Brooklyn.

Bushwick’s Bandits On The Run can already boast a highly eventful 2019, and it’s not even September yet. The trio, which consists of Sydney Shepherd on cello, Regina Strayhorn on melodica, and Adrian Enscoe on guitar, continues to build off the well-deserved critical acclaim received for their 2017 debut, The Criminal Record.

Most recently, the band was selected to perform at NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest On The Road in NYC, after their submission into the annual Tiny Desk Contest. “Love In The Underground,” was selected as a “Top Shelf” entry.  Now, the band has channeled their signature and eclectic live performances into a stunning four-song live EP entitled Live At The Power Station.

If you frequent the New York City subway system, you may have seen Bandits On The Run busking for commuters across town, but if you haven’t been lucky enough just yet, Live At The Power Station is sure to pique your interest. While it was recorded in the famed Studio A of famed recording studio The Power Station in Hell’s Kitchen, this charming collection captures the intimacy and spontaneity of the trio’s trademark live performances.

Live albums can be hit or miss in terms of quality, but Live At The Power Station finds the trio showcasing their natural and well-developed chemistry through their swooning harmonies, unbridled energy, and a glimmering cello. The EP’s two singles, “Potted Plant” and “Sweet Thing,” inject the sing-songy folk of Fleet Foxes with the colorful soul of Alabama Shakes, highlighting the band’s genre-bending prowess. The latter half of the EP features the jangly “Cowboy on the Run” and concludes with the trio’s own haunting, yet fiery rendition of the late Amy Winehouse’s “Back To Black.” 

You can purchase Live At The Power Station via Bandcamp.  The EP is also available on all streaming services.

All images courtesy of Bandits On The Run.

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