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  • NEW TRACK: Mini - Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood

    Lug 4 2010, 16:22


    The Reel Banditos have released a new single called "Mini - Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood". The song is a part of the "Indochina" concept album the band released in September 2008.
    "Mini - Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood" is dedicated to Sean Flynn and Dana Stone.
    Here's the sory behind the song:
    On April 6, 1970 the photographers Sean Flynn (son of legendary actor Errol Flynn) and Dana Stone disappeared after traveling on motorbikes across the Vietnamese border into Cambodia to report from the war there. It is supposed that they were arrested by the Viet Cong and handed over to Khmer Rouge. Some sources claim that they survived in captivity until 1975, although other more likely sources claim they were killed roughly six months later.
    Get the song here at iTunes, or any other download store.
    Mini Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood
  • INDOCHINA summer special and free remix of Saigon '67

    Giu 15 2009, 22:17

    Indochina Well folks, the Indochina summer special is in full motion. As we wrote in our last journal entry, you ac get the album (CD/DVD) for $10 at CD-Baby and IndieRythm.com, so hurry and get yours as long as it's available.

    There is a new video out, called Saigon '67. The song is featured on, INDOCHINA. Very dark and very cool video, thanks Butch!


    Saigon 67 ("Frankie's House" Remix ) Then, we have a remix of Saigon '67 ready for download, here at Last.fm. Anybody who is into funky-electro-disco should download the Frankie's House version of Saigon '67.

    So, folks, ENJOY!




    Huey (UH-1 Remix EP) It's been a while, but The Banditos have been quite busy, writing new material, remixing tracks and shooting new videos. This summer the Banditos will release their 4 track EP "HUEY (UH1-EP). The EP will include an extended mix of HUEY (the original version is on their concept album INDOCHINA), a funky remix of HUEY (HUEY UH-1 remix)Huey (UH-1 remix), a bonus track called "Dak To" and an instrumental version of "The Noun Nuoc". You can also get their limited CD/DVD album, INDOCHINA for $10. This summer only at CD-Baby and indieRythm, starting on June, 21!
  • Indochina CD/DVD at IndieRythm.com

    Dic 1 2008, 0:13

    A limited CD/DVD edition of the Banditos concept album INDOCHINA is now also available at IndieRythm.com (http://www.indierhythm.com/product.php?cdId=4450).Indochina
  • The countdown begins!

    Nov 6 2008, 10:11

    A limited CD/DVD edition of the Banditos concept album INDOCHINA will be available at CD-BABY on Nov. 10. A digital version is already available at itunes and many other download sites. http://cdbaby.com/cd/reelbanditos . So you can get an idea of what awaits you, there you can listen to the entire album at Last.fm. Enjoy! http://www.lastfm.de/music/The+Reel+Banditos/IndochinaIndochina
  • Indochina

    Feb 3 2008, 21:50


    The Reel Banditos have released a new single called "Mini - Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood". The song is a part of the "Indochina" concept album the band released in September 2008.
    "Mini - Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood" is dedicated to Sean Flynn and Dana Stone.
    Here's the sory behind the song:
    On April 6, 1970 the photographers Sean Flynn (son of legendary actor Errol Flynn) and Dana Stone disappeared after traveling on motorbikes across the Vietnamese border into Cambodia to report from the war there. It is supposed that they were arrested by the Viet Cong and handed over to Khmer Rouge. Some sources claim that they survived in captivity until 1975, although other more likely sources claim they were killed roughly six months later.
    Get the song here at iTunes, or any other download store.

    Mini Grunt & The Son Of Captain Blood


    Indochina Well folks, the Indochina summer special is in full motion. As we wrote in our last journal entry, you ac get the album (CD/DVD) for $10 at CD-Baby and IndieRythm.com, so hurry and get yours as long as it's available.

    There is a new video out, called Saigon '67. The song is featured on, INDOCHINA. Very dark and very cool video, thanks Butch!


    Saigon 67 ("Frankie's House" Remix ) Then, we have a remix of Saigon '67 ready for download, here at Last.fm. Anybody who is into funky-electro-disco should download the Frankie's House version of Saigon '67.

    So, folks, ENJOY!




    Huey (UH-1 Remix EP) It's been a while, but The Banditos have been quite busy, writing new material, remixing tracks and shooting new videos. This summer the Banditos will release their 4 track EP "HUEY (UH1-EP). The EP will include an extended mix of HUEY (the original version is on their concept album INDOCHINA), a funky remix of HUEY (HUEY UH-1 remix)Huey (UH-1 remix), a bonus track called "Dak To" and an instrumental version of "The Noun Nuoc". You can also get their limited CD/DVD album, INDOCHINA for $10. This summer only at CD-Baby and indieRythm, starting on June, 21!






    A limited CD/DVD edition of the Banditos concept album INDOCHINA is now available at AMAZON (worldwide).
    http://www.amazon.com/Indochina-Reel-Banditos/dp/B001IB5YGU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1234310206&sr=1-1

    Listen to the entire album at Last.fm.
    Indochina



    The Reel Banditos $10 special offer (CD/DVD) at IndieRythm.com ends on the 12th of January! The album (CD) Indochina contains 14 tracks and the DVD contains 3 videos and a bonus track called R&R. Indochina revolves around the topic of the Vietnam conflict.

    Get your copy as long as this special offer lasts:

    Copy or click following link to get your copy:

    https://www.indierhythm.com/product.php?cdId=4450



    One week till Christmas!

    For a limited time only, The Reel Banditos are offering their concept album Indochina (limited CD/DVD edition) at IndieRythm for $10! The CD contains 14 tracks and the DVD contains 3 videos and a bonus track called R&R. Indochina revolves around the topic of the Vietnam conflict.

    This special offer only lasts till the 31st of December, so get your copy now.

    Copy or click following link to get your copy:

    https://www.indierhythm.com/product.php?cdId=4450

    Get your $5.00 electronic gift card (U.S. residents only)! We just started selling our album INDOCHINA on AmieStreet.com, and to kick things off they are giving our fans $5.00 to download our music as well as all music in the entire AmieStreet.com store. All you have to do is click on the link below to get $5.00 to download our music or songs from tens of thousands of other great independent artists. Just click here: http://amiestreet.com/_l/tunecore


    The album INDOCHINA is now available at CDBaby!
    The Reel Banditos new concept album Indochina is now available, as a limited CD/DVD edition at CDbaby.com. The package includes a 3 panel booklet with background information to every track and a cool sticker. The DVD includes 3 videos, plus a bonus track. The limited edition costs $14. Get your copy now, as long as it lasts.
    http://cdbaby.com/cd/reelbanditos



    What the press says about INDOCHINA

    www.bullz-eye.com

    http://www.bullz-eye.com/cdreviews/default.htm nofollow=yes

    http://www.esdmusic.com/2008/10/31/the-reel-banditos-indochina/

    Dig it: an all-instrumental groove-out with a theme about ‘Nam, maaaan. And believe me when I say that it being all-instrumental is this disc’s saving grace when it comes to the source of inspiration. After all, this could have turned into a heavy-handed, politically bent bad trip, and well, ‘Nam’s been done to death in both all seriousness and taking knocks in comedic circles. So sit back and dig the grooves of “Saigon ‘67,” which features some groovy percussion, and a cool, toked-out vibe. “Huey” filrts with wah-wah guitars and ’70s Zappa-esque frippery and goes down well. “Jungle Warfare” is laden with heartbeats and a spooky dank ambiance that makes you feel as if you are there. Then there’s the crunchy “Poisoned Sky” which puts R.E.M.’s “Orange Crush” into its pithy place. By the time you make it to “The Fall of Saigon,” you’ll be ripped and spent. Why can’t more artists who feel the need to crank out conceptual chunder follow the Reel Banditos’ lead and just keep their pens quiet and their instruments cranked? Ya got me, but this is one of those left field oddities worth a good listen.



    http://www.esdmusic.com/2008/10/31/the-reel-banditos-indochina/



    Posted by James on October 29th, 2008 No Comments Printer-Friendly

    The Reel Banditos are a unique act. Imagine if CCR mated with KMFDM and listeners will have some sort of clue what The Reel Banditos are doing during this EP. Where there are no vocals during this track, The Reel Banditos do a heck of a job creating an easy to follow narrative that is present at all points during this track. Their dedication to this sound continues through this EP, and can especially be heard (and seen) during their single, “Huey”.

    “Huey”’s video was created by the Frame Fighters, an experimental video-creation collective, and it begins with a chopper flying toward the viewer. The cut-out style that is used for the figures in the video speaks well to The Reel Banditos’ own style of music, while the portrayal of a creek (in a digitized style that clashes with the rest of the frame) speaks volumes to the eclecticism of The Reel Banditos through “Huey” and the rest of the release. The allure of The Reel Banditos extends beyond the music that is present on the EP, and as “Huey” shows, can and should be present in a multi-media presentation.

    “The Fall of Saigon” builds up in much the same way as “Huey”, with ominous instrumentation creating an atmosphere in which anything can happen. Whether it be gunshots, bombs, mines, or the like, listeners do not know. The rapid tempo that the track achieves further highlights this danger, and the Eastern flavor of the track really hammers home the theme of this release. “My Lai” has a slower flow to it than “The Fall of Saigon”, creating the image of a dignified community that has a sorrow present, understanding what events are to come. Later tracks on “Indochina”, such as “The Fall of Saigon” and “The Non Nucc”, put the cap on what is a tremendously well-detailed and dense theme album.

    Where the electronic genre has stagnated in the years following from the turn of the new millennium, The Reel Banditos are able to freshen that art form through building off of the work of storied artists such as The Chemical Brothers, Air, and Crystal Method and imbuing the earlier styles with a myriad of different styles and genres, ensuring that listeners can easily define the music that they are hearing as unique Reel Banditos tracks. I have a feeling that subsequent releases by The Reel Banditos will continue to experience and expand upon what the band touched on during this EP and that after this release, that fans of all stripes will flock to any live shows or follow-up releases that the band may come out with in the next few years. Singlehandedly, The Reel Banditos have saved electronic music.

    Top Track: ASA, Poisoned Sky

    /Rating: 8.5/10


    Viet Nam (free song released):
    The Reel BanditosViet Nam
    [video artist=The Reel Banditos]Viet Nam[/video]
    In the early morning hours of the Vietnamese lunar New Near celebrations in 1968 (31.01.1968) the North Vietnamese forces (Vietcong) began what is now widely know as the „TET Offensive" in many parts of the country, including Saigon. This was a turning point in the conflict, as public opinion in America turned against the war. It would not end until 1975.The Reel Banditos have decided to release an album titled „Indochina" that revolves around the subject of the „Vietnam War". Each song will deal with a particular aspect of the conflict and leave it to the listener's imagination to come to their own conclusions.
    „It's a sort of virtual score to a film that exists in people''s minds." says Nesto, the producer of the album.
    Why Vietnam?
    Nesto: „Well, if you look at what's happening in Iraq now you can't help
    but think that nothing much has changed and that sadly nothing was learnt by the current U.S. administration. This album is about war in general and the tragedy, mayhem and madness it invokes."

    The Reel Banditos have released a free track called „Viet Nam" to promote their forthcoming album „Indochina" which will be available in October 2008.

    New album "INDOCHINA" to be released in 2008!


    The Banditos are proud to announce that their album "INDOCHINA" will be released in October 2008. "It's been a long haul, but we've finally got the album finished and we love it.", says Nesto the producer of the album. "Indochina" is a concept album that revolves around the subject of the "Vietnam War". The first single from the album, "HUEY", will be available on the 28th of August, at the Reel Banditos Indiestore.
    www.indiestore.com/reelbanditos

    130 issue of Computer Music: THE REEL BANDITOS featured!
    The Reel Banditos will be featured in the 130 issue of "Compter Music"! Computer Music is one of the worlds leading music magazines.
    The song is called "The Fall Of Saigon" and will also be included on their upcoming album "Indochina" in October 2008.

    Check out the Computer Music's release dates on their website.
    http://www.computermusic.co.uk/
  • Viet Nam

    Feb 2 2008, 15:34

    In the early morning hours of the Vietnamese lunar New Year celebrations in 1968 (31.01.1968) the North Vietnamese forces (Vietcong) began what is nowwidely know as the “TET Offensive" in many parts of the country, including Saigon. This was a turning point in the conflict, as public opinion in America turnedagainst the war. It would not end until 1975.

    The Reel Banditos have decided to release an album titled “Indochina" that revolves around the subject of the “Vietnam War". Each song will deal with a particular aspect of the conflict and leave it to the listener's
    imagination to come to their own conclusions.
    “It's a sort of virtual score to a film that exists in people''s minds." says Nesto, the producer of the album.
    Why Vietnam?
    Nesto: “Well, if you look at what's happening in Iraq now you can't help but think that nothing much has changed and that sadly nothing was learnt by the current U.S. administration. This album is about war in general and the tragedy, mayhem and madness it invokes."

    The Reel Banditos have released a free track called “Viet Nam" to promote their forthcoming album “Indochina" which will be available in spring 2008.

    The Reel BanditosViet NamViet Nam
  • The Reel Banditos: Always on the run, hotter than hell!

    Giu 26 2006, 22:05

    These dudes have been on the run since 2001 when they stole Sinatras “Nude Sessions” tape reel. As you can imagine, FBI, CIA, KGB, the Mafia and Fidel Castro were not amused and hired hitman “Francisco Scaramanga” to deal with the Banditos. Luckily Michael Cain droped the boys a hint, giving them just enough time to jump out of the toilet window of the CN-Tower. Since then they have been fugative.
    The Reel Banditos: Always on the run, hotter than hell!
    Album available at www.tunetribe.com
    Or check out their videos at: www.gofish.com (search for "the reel banditos")