Tuesday, June 30, 2009

wow this video is cool... Hypnotic Brass

So a bunch of us have seen these guys Hypnotic Brass (from Chicago) playing around NYC subways over the past few years. They are great. We came across this video of theirs, it's just a great piece of cinematography and we wanted to share it with you all!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

YRock/88.5FM @ 6pm Today - Live Performance & Interview

Hey there, tune into Y-Rock Philly, 88.5fm or goto http://xpn.org/yrock-on-xpn/listen-live at 6PM TODAY to hear us play some songs live in the XPN studios...

Friday, June 19, 2009

Consequence of Sound: Review of Northside Festival Performance

From Consequence of Sound:

Sunday, June 14: Day 4

Those who managed to jump back on their hungover feet, returned to the streets of Brooklyn/Williamsburg to catch the last day of Northside Festival. They waited in parks, drank more “coffee” and “smoothies” and listened to meringue from leftover attendees of the Puerto Rican Day festivities. The momentum was clear – time for more so let’s move on to day four .

Bamboo Shoots:
Public Assembly (back room)

Bamboo Shoots approached the stage with a handicap – the lead singer was off somewhere in Turkey, while his band managed without him. This quirky quintet played their asses off and at times, the whole missing lead singer thing was forgotten. Although similarities can be drawn to Radio 4, the band has its own pop-indie sound that put the audience in a good mood.

During one song, the synth player grabbed up a drum and banged on it furtively to pick up a tribal element for an already energetic tune. The force of Bamboo Shoots’ music was received with dance and smiles but this is nothing new to them. The word on the streets about this band is getting around, which is what got them signed to Epic Records in the first place.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some great pics from the past two shows...

One of our friends took some great pics of the Walk for Hope and Public Assembly shows. For those of you who don't know, Karl sang lead Sunday and kicked some major ass!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Mayor Jun H. Choi of Edison, NJ issues proclamation honoring Bamboo Shoots

Mayor Jun H. Choi of Edison, NJ issued this proclamation honoring Bamboo Shoots:

Proclamation: Office of the Mayor

WHEREAS, The Bamboo Shoots will be performing during the post-walk celebration in support of the 8th Annual Michelle Offsie Memorial Walk for Hope on June 7, 2009 at the Community Campus in Edison, New Jersey; and

WHEREAS, the Walk for Hope is a nation-wide fundraising effort in support of breast cancer research, treatment, and education programs at City of Hope; and

WHEREAS, The Bamboo Shoots won mtvU's 2007 Artist of the Year Award for Best Music on Campus--performing on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and signing with Epic Records; and

WHEREAS, The Bamboo Shoots will be releasing their debut album, Armour, later this year,

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Jun H. Choi, MAYOR OF EDISON, NEW JERSEY, do hereby recognize


And encourage all residents to honor them for their hard work, dedication, and talent.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of Edison to be affixed, this Seventh day of June, in the Year Two Thousand and Nine.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Marvin “Lemonhead” Grossberg

Marvin “Lemonhead” Grossberg, lost member of Bamboo Shoots?

Just came across this! Is he referring to us!?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Photos from the Walk for Hope

Here are some photos from the Walk for Hope (courtesy Reuven Kaswin):

Friday, June 5, 2009

Two shows this weekend! Plus Interview Video

Hey there!

        We're playing two shows this weekend, in Philly and in Edison, NJ. Are you coming? In the meantime, check out this clip of the interview we did with Y-Rock last weekend in Philly. The final radio version will air on June 27.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Getting Creative in the Studio - Jams, and a New Song Clip

There was something in the air this past weekend in Philly at Y-Rock - the studio was amazing, the people were amazing, and things just felt great. Creative juices were flowing, and as everyone warmed up, Ankur started playing this great salsa riff on his percussion, and everyone else soon joined in:

But that wasn't all - the night before the taping, Avir sent us all a demo track, tentatively called "I'm a Red Light." The song, which has yet to be finished, sounds like nothing we've ever made. Keeping those juices flowin' in Philly, Ahmed suddenly started playing a riff from the song, and we got what followed on camera:

Anyway, we've got even more exclusive videos to come this week, and the radio show airs on Y-Rock and online June 27th (Saturday).

Feature in Appendix Mag

We were featured in Appendix Max last week - click here to read the interview.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Busy Week

Last week was really busy- we were practicing a lot, filmed a TV show pilot, taped a radio show, and more. Here's two clips from practice last week: 

Wrong All Along - new arrangement:

Whenever You're Around

Both Wrong All Along and Whenever You're Around will be available on "Armour," our debut, out at the end of summer. 


PS-Are you gonna be in Philly on Saturday? Come check us out at the Northside Bar, or if you'll be in Central Jersey on Sunday, we're playing the Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer.