Monday, March 30, 2009

Ground Update from Avir!

Hey friends,

It's like 12pm here on Monday and we're in New Delhi and we're already beat! We've already got some rad footage and pics, and working hard to get it to you. Things are a little slower than expected because the internet is sort of slow and its tough to find a computer to transfer video to. Also Ankur managed to destroy like every fuse in my room. Dhol and Vodka. But we're working on it. We've been staying up super late at night and then we're not able to sleep in because of jet lag. But then at like 4 in the afternoon you feel like you are sleep walking.

We are seeing some crazy things - I think it was just yesterday that Shiv, Ankur and I were dancing with Hijras. Those are basically eunuchs. They come to weddings and either bless you or curse your marriage, depending on whether you pay them or not. It's an age old custom here in India. Pretty wild. Anyway, little known fact outside of fam and friends, but last night Shiv had his wedding here in New Delhi. It involved a lot of music, fireworks, horses and 20-piece brass bands. Kind of a cool way to kick off a tour. Our friend and producer Jerry Harrison is also here on his way back from Australia so he got to join in on the festivities (and also danced with the eunuchs).

Aight well I'm going to go walk around and look at things.


Pics from India!

Here's some photos from the trip so far!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

We interview Tricky on MTV IGGY

Avir and Ahmed recently sat down with UK artist Tricky for a one on one...

Hindustan Times Music Pick of the Week!

Featured in Mumbai yesterday... things are off to a great start so far!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Karl and Avir have landed in New Delhi.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The India Tour poster! First look

Here's a glimpse at our tour poster!

On the Way to the Airport!

We're on the way to the airport! We'll be updating from the ground once we get to India!

Here's a video in the meantime:

India Tour!

Hey everyone!

We're pleased to announce our first ever tour of India, starting this April 2nd!

02/04/2009 - Zenzi, Mumbai, Maharashtra
03/04/2009 - Club One, Pune, Delhi
05/04/2009 TC, New Delhi, Delhi
09/04/2009 Blue Frog, Mumbai, Maharashtra
10/04/2009 Park, Kolkata, West Bengal
11/04/2009 Kyra, Banglore, Karnataka
12/04/2009 Opus, Banglore, Karnataka
14/04/2009 Backyard Party, New Delhi, Delhi
For updates, visit

Here's the official press release:


New York, NY. - March 26, 2009 – Epic Records Recording Artist Bamboo Shoots has announced it will tour India April 2-15. This tour marks the first time the band will perform in their “motherland.” Four out of the five members are of Indian descent, and the band’s debut album, produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads, is infused with a subtle Indian influence. Many rock bands travel to India on the heels of major tours throughout Asia, but in a rare move for a young band, Bamboo Shoots has decided to actively build and cultivate an Indian fan base from a grassroots level prior to their debut record release.

The band consists of long-time friends Avir Mitra, Karl Sukhia, Shiv Puri, Ankur Patel and Ahmed Mahmoud. Although most of the members were born and raised in the United States, the members have a strong ancestral connection to India. The Indian media has already taken notice of the band as they have been interviewed by Rolling Stone India, Vogue India, and CNN India. A tour of this country will help solidify Bamboo Shoots’ presence in India.

In 2007 Bamboo Shoots won mtvU's Best Music On-Campus "Artist of the Year" contest and were subsequently signed to Epic Records and performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Their debut album, entitled Armour, will be released later this year.

The tour will include stops in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Bangalore.

Hello world!

Hello world!

We're Bamboo Shoots. We're a band from New Jersey, and we're having the time of our lives playing music.

Check out our music at Here's a video our friend Steve Perrong made of us covering Kanye West's "Paranoid:" More to come soon!