INDIE ROCK QUINTET SETS NEW STREET DATE FOR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DARK CHARMS

INDIE ROCK QUINTET SETS NEW STREET DATE FOR DEBUT FULL-LENGTH ALBUM DARK CHARMS

INDIE ROCK QUINTET BANTA TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM "DARK CHARMS" ON JUNE 3RD

Musician Sharaya Mikael, who grew up in Portland singing and playing guitar, called it quits on a stable career in 2010 to follow her musical passion fulltime. After moving to Echo Park, Los Angeles from Nashville, Mikael realized that her buoyant indie rock songs might be best conveyed with the help of a band.   Banta formed in 2013 and the group unveiled their debut EP in 2014, recorded with producer Andrew Stonestreet, and began playing shows around Los Angeles, including the Buzzbands LA Showcase at Echo Park Rising and opening slots at The Satellite and The Troubadour. The continuous live shows eventually landed them a booking agent and the band toured with Houndmouth in the summer of 2015.
 
TOUR DATES
 
 April 22           Newport Beach, CA - Anthropolige Store Expansion Event
May 4              San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
May 5              David, CA - Sophia’s Thai Kitchen
May 6              Ashland, OR - tba
May 7              Seattle, WA - Barboza
May 9              Portland, OR - Liquor Store
May 11            Oakland, CA - Starline Club
May 12            Santa Barbara, CA - Goodland Hotel
 
What the press is saying about “Dark Charms”:
 
“Don’t let the name fool you, ‘Dark Charms’ is one of the brightest, deepest, loveliest records of the year.  If Fleetwood Mac and Rilo Kiley raised a baby in hipster enclave Echo Park, Banta would be that lovely girl and ‘Dark Charms’ would be her glorious 20-something coming out party.” -- Popdose
 
“In Banta’s current standing as a flourishing act it sounds like their moment to break through is about to change from someday to now.” – The Deli Magazine
 
Banta’s full-length debut album "Dark Charms" will be released June 3, 2016 via eOne Music/Fast Plastic.
 
 
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