Thursday, October 29, 2009

Official UK Tour Press Release



(NEW YORK, 28-10-2009) BAMBOO SHOOTS, American Epic Records artists are slated to begin their first-ever tour of the UK next week opening for hitmakers 3OH!3!. The tour will bring the foursome, whose music has been described as “Daft Punk meets Hall and Oates” to Wales, Great Britain, and Scotland over a week-long string of dates.

“We’re psyched to get out there and bring our music to a new audience,” says Avir Mitra, vocalist/guitarist. Coming off the American release of their debut, “Armour,” which was produced by the Talking Heads/Modern Lovers’ Jerry Harrison, and features the catchy single “Hey Girl,” this will mark the second international outing this year for Bamboo Shoots. The band traveled to India last April, where they played to sold out crowds around the country and were featured in media like Rolling Stone India and on channels like CNN-IBN. “India was a blast, and it seemed like the next logical international stop for Bamboo Shoots would be the UK,” adds Shiv Puri, drummer.

Bamboo Shoots’ shows, with their blend of “rhythmically propulsive alt-rock,” have been called “energetic and electrifying performances,” “a riot on stage,” and “a party, whether you’re ready to move or not.” Get ready—starting November 2nd, the party is finally coming to the UK.

Dates (with 3OH!3!):

11/2 - Cardiff - Millenium Music Hall

11/3 - London - Electric Ballroom

11/4 - Brighton - Komedia

11/6 - Glasgow - Classic Grand (Sold Out)

11/7 - Manchester - Academy 1


Bamboo Shoots will have select media avails over the course of the tour. Please contact Jared Kaner at jared[at]brightlineartistsmanagement[dot]com or bambooshoots[at]gmail{dot]com with any requests.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

TOUR! and we're Tumblr

Hey everyone. So our posts have been pretty sporadic on here for a good reason--we've moved our blog to Tumblr - from now on, you can get all your Bamboo Shoots updates there (also on! This blog will stay up for archival purposes for a while. PS- Don't forget to check out a show on our first national tour:

Oct 23 Brooklyn NY Public Assembly
Oct 24 New York NY Fontana's (CMJ)
Oct 30 Clementon NJ The Cherrywood
Oct 31 Bennington VT Knapp's Underground
Nov 01 Boston MA Henesy Hooley House
Nov 02 Hamden CT The Space
Nov 04 Philadelphia PA The Khyber
Nov 06 Centerville VA Café Martini
Nov 07 Silver Spring MD Takoma Park Perf. Arts
Nov 08 Fayetteville NC The Rock Shop
Nov 09 Mt. Pleasant SC The Village Tavern
Nov 13 Mobile AL Alabama Music Box
Nov 15 New Orleans LA Dragon's Den
Nov 18 Austin TX Club Mixx
Nov 19 San Antonio TX Jiggers
Nov 24 Hollywood CA The Viper Room
Nov 26 Las Vegas NV Freakin' Frog
Nov 28 San Francisco CA El Rio
Nov 30 Seattle WA Studio Seven
Dec 07 Des Moines IA Vaudeville Mews
Dec 09 St. Louis MO Cicero's
Dec 10 Chicago IL Bottom Lounge
Dec 11 Indianapolis IN The Melody Inn
Dec 12 Rochester MI The Factory
Dec 13 Lakewood OH Hi-Fi Concert Club
Dec 18 New York NY Pianos

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Band of the Canada?

merci à nos voisins nordiques... :)

"What does your Monday afternoon need? A bit of good times? Some office chair-shaking dance-rock? Bamboo Shoots has it." (via The National Post Ampersand)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Announcing official Bamboo Shoots ringtones on iPhone and Verizon

Update: We've just been informed ringtones are available via the Verizon ringtones store (on your phone), with the same songs as the iPhone PLUS "Wrong All Along"!

Hey guys! iPhone users can now download Bamboo Shoots ringtones simply by going to the iTunes store on their phone and searching "Bamboo Shoots." "Hey Girl," "Where The Ocean Meets the Road," and "If You Should Die" are all available for $1.29 each. Just download on the spot and assign to that special someone. Enjoy! Please note, as of today these are only available via iTunes on the iPhone.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Street Teamers wanted!

Hey guys! Bamboo Shoots is looking for a hard-working, dedicated Street Team that wants to promote us, make more contacts, and have fun! We're looking for Street Teamers primarily in the Northeast region of the U.S, but really all over the country. For your help, we will give away prizes such as a FREE DOWNLOAD, FREE MERCH, and a GUESTLIST spot at a show of your choosing. Make sure also to check out our new tour dates (more coming soon as well) and let us know if you can help promote any of these. If you're interested, kindly hit up our manager, Jared Kaner, at with "Bamboo Shoots Street Team" in the subject line. thanks for your help!! Bamboo Shoots

Thursday, October 1, 2009 with digital booklet

Haven't downloaded Armour yet? Not to worry! If you look on iTunes, you might see (somewhat confusingly) that there are two versions of the album- the correct link is here, and includes a download of a digital booklet with pictures and lyrics.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Bamboo Shoots blog/press wrap up

Here's what everyone's been saying about us...

Bamboo Shoots’ debut ‘Armour’ is out... first track is hot" via Ultrabrown

"Bamboo Shoots' major-label debut features Parsippany native" via The Daily Record

"A band with an eclectic sound, unique look and rising popularity may soon be joining the list of famous musicians from New Jersey...Bamboo Shoots will debut its first CD, "Armour," on Tuesday. The release is the latest stop on this quartet's meteoric rise in the music industry." via Burlington County Times

"That album, a bubbly cocktail of new wave, dance pop and a dash of their Indian heritage, would be shepherded by producer Jerry Harrison...who straddles the line between megapop (Madonna, Beyonce, U2) and indie (Arcade Fire, CSS, MIA) like few others. The result is a frenetic offering that teems with Price-indebted electro like “Hey Girl..." via Shakefire

"Armour officially drops today, and we’ve officially started paying attention." via Format Magazine"
I cannot seem to get [Hey Girl] out of my head, so I wish you all good luck with that." via Guilt Free Pleasures

"Try It Before You Buy It- Week of September 29th, 2009" via Largehearted Boy and KEXP Blog Out This Week