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Jewcy Contest of the Week: The Randy Bandits CD Giveaway and Exclusive Download

If you are desperately searching for a music group that has successfully resurrected the lost art of pithy-meets-poppy songwriting, then the Brooklyn-based sextet the Randy Bandits should be on your radar. The Bandits, who manage to effortlessly combine vaudeville theatrics, … Read More

By / January 26, 2009

If you are desperately searching for a music group that has successfully resurrected the lost art of pithy-meets-poppy songwriting, then the Brooklyn-based sextet the Randy Bandits should be on your radar. The Bandits, who manage to effortlessly combine vaudeville theatrics, slinky jazz rhythms, raucous rockabilly and an earthy touch of Americana, are known for their feverishly wicked live shows. A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of witnessing their hip-shaking set where harmonies, that could easily rival old school barbershop A Capella, collided with frenetic handclapping, rumbling basslines, and an all-smiles Broadway-esque exuberance. With their sophomore effort Golden Arrow, this band of randy Brooklynites attempted to bring their rousing live performances to your stereo or iPod. With most of the tracks recorded completely live–and with only a few flourishes added in the studio later to boost the sound–Arrow conveys the infectious raw energy of the Bandits, but without the beer bottle-clanking background noise of a rowdy nightclub. This week, five uber-lucky Jewcy readers will win a copy of Golden Arrow by the Randy Bandits. To enter, send an email to contests@jewcy.com and we’ll randomly select five winners on Monday, February 2. If five CD giveaways isn’t enough for you, the Randy Bandits are also giving away an exclusive free download of their tune "Modern Man."  See, everyone is a winner at Jewcy.

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