Banny Grove

CA

After pioneering the now thriving form of underground-band-as-character-based-performance-art, and filling 2017-2019 with a staggering number of wigged-up DIY shows, Banny Grove leader Louise Chicoine decided to trade in the costume and the cartoonish-ness that were her signatures, in order to break ground on a more profound and lasting body of work. Not coincidentally, this shift also saw the group relocating from Los Angeles to a solar-powered shack and recording studio in the middle of the Mojave Desert, where they set out to distill elements of pop and electronic music with a high level of compositional inventiveness, and a touch of country-western flavor -- and to sharpen Louise’s lyrics to the unflinching edge demanded by our sick and confusing era. Banny Grove’s 2nd full-length album Dust World is the document of this transformation. It was released in the summer of 2020 by Feeding Tube Records and Nicey Music. Banny Grove is a singular voice in today’s increasingly unsupervised art music world, forging a nexus of underground experimentalism and pop accessibility that was previously thought to be impossible. Through relentless DIY touring, the band has won a devoted following of mainstream-dodging and mainstream-leaning demographics alike.
Banny Grove