Southern Rock ‘n Roll band Banditos released a new album called Visionland last year on the Bloodshot Record label. I recently discovered this album and I’m impressed with the laid-back grooves of this Alabama based band. Especially how their single “Fine Fine Day’, goes steadily rollin’ all four and a half minutes long.
“Fine Fine Day”
“Fine Fine Day” was penned when Parsons (singer/guitarist ) and Pierce (singer/banjo) drank massive amounts of vodka one day in Opelika, Alabama) and the dynamics show for it.
Second Banditos album Visionland
On their website bio you’ll read that: “After spending much of the last two years on the road, relentlessly showcasing their critically acclaimed 2015 self-titled debut album, the six bandmates of Banditos regrouped in late 2016 at Plum Creek Sound Studios and democratically poured out sonic influences and emotionally charged personal experiences for their new album Visionland.”
Catchy melodies and damn fine Guitar solos!
In line with other bands like The Whips, the Texas Gentleman and J. Roddy Walston and the Business the Banditos bring fine grooving southern Rock ‘n’Roll. Expect Catchy melodies and damn fine Guitar solos! On the other hand, they they show us how soulfull they can be, like in songs as “Old Ways”. Their Second album Visionland was produced by Israel Nash and Ted Young.
Album Title Visionland
The album-titled track reveals these defining, cohesive thematic intricacies. “Visionland” is named after the defunct $60 million theme park that was built in the late ‘90s near some of the band members’ childhood homes in Bessemer, Alabama. The park was shut down after only five years and the schizophrenic glimmer of hope it offered local residents connects to a greater overlying optimism for life present at the album’s core, an eerily relevant theme in contemporary complex times.