When John Demitro, the frontman for Denver psych-rockers BANDITS, sings, “And the wheels roll on,” he’s making a hard-and-fast promise.
Demitro’s voice is almost menacing in its placement just slightly beneath the mix. The singer-guitarist is surrounded by a dark, bluesy swirl of guitar riffs, his sister LuLu’s bass and Andrew Oakley’s drum crashes that all come to a head with a fever-pitch squeal in the song’s final minute.
“Wheels is about picking up the pieces and moving on,” the frontman told us. “We went through a lot of transitions as a band in the last three years. ‘Wheels’ describes those.”
The song is indicative of BANDITS’ move into heavier, murkier fare than we last heard on the trio’s 2014 EP Change.
released February 5, 2016
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