Production// The Record Shop
Location// Hall Booth Smith
Gear// Antelope Audio
Microphones By// Røde
BANTUG performs the song "OUR APARTMENT" for BalconyTV.
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PRESENTED BY KIANNA MARTINEZ
Nashville-based indie pop artist Bantug, the brainchild of musician Amanda Bantug, is excited to announce her new EP Red, due out Friday, May 25th. Red follows Blue, Bantug’s debut EP, which was released in the spring of 2017 to acclaim from The Line of Best Fit, Gold Flake Paint, and Indie Shuffle, and which topped Nashville Scene’s year-end list of favorite local EPs. It’s since racked up over 600,000 plays on Spotify and SoundCloud combined. Born and raised in the suburbs of Atlanta, Bantug was drawn to music instantly, stealing time on her older brother’s drum kit at age four, learning guitar by age eight, picking up double bass as a preteen. Through pivoting to focus on songwriting in high school, she eventually ended up in Nashville, where she found her own musical community and began to allow herself the creative freedom and confidence to write and release songs under the Bantug moniker.
Ruminating on themes of intimacy, paranoia, loneliness, and frustration, each word and each note of Red work together to reflect a different shade of the color itself, at times fiery and jarring, at other times romantic and ethereal. By choosing to co-produce with fellow Nashville-based musician Grayson Proctor, and by tracking most of the instruments in her own bedroom, Bantug ensured that Red would land as a fully-realized and handcrafted artistic statement. Spoiler alert: it really does.
Sound Engineer: John Constable
Host: Kianna Martinez
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