From: NY, United States
Genre: Alternative/Alt. Rock, rock, Indie pop
My Brothers Banned evolved from a Thursday night community music gathering. Born in historic Mohegan Colony, local musicians met on an open air stage weekly to make music. The regulars often ended up playing old time, folk, blue grass and rock favorites acoustically. When the weather became cold, the hard core few met in a living room weekly; eventually writing material and honing a sound that’s a blend of many styles. The banned takes influences from R.E.M, the Jayhawks, Teenage Fanclub, Gram Parsons, Uncle Tupelo, Whiskeytown, Ramones and the Meat Puppets, finding a balanced blend of acoustic, electric instruments, found objects and raw energy.
In the beginning banned members had roots in punk rock and then felt the gravitational pull towards American roots traditional music. As “Off White Trash Studios” developed, new bands came here to record and many offered to be part of the Banned. Our current recording efforts reflect a growing pool of diverse talents. A group effort building our sonic stone soup.
The Brother line up includes Lyle Puente, Hillie the Kid, Eric Puente, Koji Mabuchi, Larry Ohlmann, Quinn Murphy, Daphna Elroy, Georgy Kronfeld and a revolving cast of millions.
Currently the Banned has released three full albums, and one 4 song EP. All releases are available on itunes, amazon, and the rest of the usual handy digital outlets.
We are always on the look out for new brothers and sisters.
We bend with the wind and fall down laughing…….