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We are pleased to share our full length album with you. Many thanks for all of the love and support that made this possible.

Banana Phonetic Plays Campfire Festival

We are super excited to be performing at the Campfire Festival in Lakewood, PA this weekend! Feeling very humbled to be playing along with so many amazing artists such as Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires, Delta Spirit, Lake Street Dive, and many more.

Tickets are still available here if you’re interested:

Hope to see you there!!



We’re back…

Show at Arlene’s Grocery on January 25th!

We’re extremely psyched to be playing at the legendary Arlene’s Grocery at the end of the month. To all our New York friends, we hope you can make it out for what is looking up to be an awesome night. It’s a Wednesday, and it starts early. We go on at 9. BE THERE!

Banana Phonetic plays Brighton Music Hall

The masterful Ghosts of Jupiter (formerly Nate Wilson Group) are having an Album Release Party at Brighton Music Hall and we’re opening! It’s only a two band bill, so come on time… as to sufficiently tickle your earholes. We love you all and hope to see you there! Thanks!

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Banana Phonetic -

Doors: 8pm
Show: 9pm

Banana Phonetic – Brighton Music Hall 5/13/11

Come check us out at Brighton Music Hall (the old Harpers Ferry) in Allston. We are happy to be a part of a killer bill that includes Township and Nate Wilson Group. This show will sell out so grab your tickets online before they’re all gone! Let’s help them pack the house.

Grab you tickets here:

We’re excited to play you some cuts from our upcoming EP “The Facts of Evolution,” plus some other surprises.

We’ll be opening, so come early and catch the whole show. It’s gonna be a blast!!!

The Western End on Performer Magazine’s Best Albums of 2010

Thanks again to Performer Magazine for choosing The Western End as one of their top albums of 2010 (link).

Sonic Split

Sweet and shifty. That’s what you get when you mix the savory sounds of Boston’s best after-dinner treat, Banana Phonetic, a BP that you can trust, with the itinerant crew of vagabonds who make up the sewer-blues side project: August West and the Rest. Stoked and stoned: It’s my general condition sittin’ back with a Buddha sack, knowing that this very sonic split is on the menu Wednesday night (December 8) at Precinct down in Union Square, Somerville.

Banana Phonetic, fresh off their rowdy stint at Brooklyn’s Trash Bar a couple weekends back—and flaunting a new, five-strong front—is surely one of the best of Boston’s burgeoning groups, bringing high-voltage psychedelica and downbeat funk in a concise, well-honed package. Haunting vocals float over a soupy-thick rhythmic backdrop with searing guitar leads pumping effect-laden surges through the twisting soundscape for a real cool time. And the rag-tag troubadours of August West and the Rest are coming together Wednesday night for a rare and special treat. Utilizing a groove-based gutter flow of street-swing, test-tube mind expansion and good ol’ fashioned grime, this synapse-singing syndicate will most assuredly deliver a tasty dish of vaga-blues for the Phonetic prequel.

(9:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, Precinct, 70 Union Square, Somerville, 21+, no cover) Bartlett

Performer Magazine Reviews “The Western End”

For a five track EP, Banana Phonetic has managed to roam around the musical map with their first release, The Western End. This Boston based four piece claims to write music for the sake of their love of sound, and the eclecticism of this album proves that proclamation to be true.

This album is perfect for a long drive on a sunny day. The EP starts out with a track fit for the beach, as “It Was A Drag” uses simple chords, drum tracks, and high-pitched vocals for a happy, poppy effect. The album progresses to become more intense and dramatic, as the instrumental work becomes more complicated and the melodies more thought provoking. By the time “Metronome” comes on, the album takes a 180 and suddenly a heavy bass drum introduces piano chords in a minor key. Here the group enters Radiohead territory.

Overall, this album shows a wide range of musicianship from each of the four members. Not one of the songs sounds like the other, and each musician proves his capabilities with the wide range of sounds produced by each instrument. The songs are powerful and filled with an array of emotion. If this album doesn’t send you on a meditative journey, it will definitely take you on a ride through different spectrums of sounds and melodies, and make you wonder where this band is headed next. (Self-released)

-Natalie Gergely, Performer Magazine

MySecretBoston Presents

Banana Phonetic & Otis Grove
Tomorrow night at Precinct in Somerville.
It’s gonna be a great show and if you haven’t heard Otis Grove yet, you really need to do that. We’re really psyched to be playing with such awesome bands these days.