Bambara shares the first video off Swarm, out now on Arrowhawk
"Hopelessness springs eternal and Bambara are here to prove it with 'All The Ugly Things" - Noisey
Named one of Brooklyn Magazine's 2016 NYC Bands You Need To Hear
May 5th - Brooklyn, NY - SAINT VITUS - (w/ Bestial Mouths and Copley Medal)
May 12th - New York, NY - BERLIN - (w/ Wall, Threats and Weeping Icon)
May 19th - New York, NY - MERCURY LOUNGE - (w/ Arbor Labor Union)
May 20th - Brooklyn, NY - ALPHAVILLE (w/ Ritual Humor)
"The harrowing noise-punk trio Bambara smears discontent with the gloom of the Birthday Party, the spit of Swans and the lysergic mystery of Red Temple Spirits, but understands those are only points of departure... 'An Ill Son," the first single from Swarm, is a lumbering Western noir narrated by guitarist Reid Bateh's rambling psychosis..."
- Lars Gotrich, NPR
"the album sweeps and slices across twelve tracks, creating a garish, if alluring landscape of sound that’s all its own. This landscape is a revelation of the library of sounds that the three concoct over months before stitching the pieces back together in song form. Most of the tracks clock in well under three minutes, their brevity belying some of the punishing, unrelenting noise contained within those bounds. But, even noise must be furnished by those who know their way around a rough edge–and these three do. Expect more refined, pulsing darkness to emerge from their Bushwick basement at any given moment."
- Brooklyn Magazine
"Swarm is thrashy and woozy and violent, a fever dream, a nightmare ... What I hear in Bambara’s disheveled, rumbling, cavernous punk is exhaustion—with love and city life, with the folk sayings of their Southern roots. I hear tension, an uneasy allegiance to both the gritty edges of New York and the gothic beauty of Georgian kudzu...
- Observer longform essay on the catharsis and positivity of heavy music
"...swaggering, pitch-black, howing rock in the mould of Swans, The Birthday Party and The Gun Club."
- Brooklyn Vegan