Moon Bandits are a two piece folk punk band based in Los Angeles. We are Thomas (banjo) and Astrid (violin).
Install Theme

This world is damaged. Is there any surprise that the people in it are also damaged? Treat each other well. Tearing each other down to build ourselves up is never a solution.

moonbandits:

Does anyone remember the song Mountain Tops? It was one of our first songs. We just played it in our bedroom for fun. We play it a little bit differently. Hope you like it.

Does anyone remember the song Mountain Tops? It was one of our first songs. We just played it in our bedroom for fun. We play it a little bit differently. Hope you like it.

lastrealindians:

Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands
Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands

Oil and Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) are coming to Sitting Bull’s homelands it would seem as the “Wicks Brothers” (claiming Sioux ancestry according to local talk) have published their claim and intent to do exploratory drilling in Sioux and Corson counties (all of Standing Rock Rez) in hopes they (Big Oil) can one day Frack it. The notice was published by the TetonTimes Wednesday, July 30, 2014; it is included below  (Along with the Standing Rock Nation’s policy statement on Fracking) and it states, in relevant part, that Big Oil has secured lease interests in approximatley 200,000 acres in and around the Standing Rock Nation. Fracking, in summary, is the process of injecting poisonous chemicals through layers of rock in the earth’s subsurface to loosen oil reserves and then pump that oil up to the surface. A few people at the top make a lot of money: millions, sometimes billions. The Indians are greased with chump change (as well as North Dakota legislators) and big oil takes over their lands and councils/legislators. The Indians are greased again with chump change as the states keep a majority of the taxes collected on the lands under Tribal jurisdiction. Man camps (mobile settlements housing 100s of drifting outside workers) are set up and hundreds of thousands of dollars of disposable income hits the scene bringing drugs, crime, prostitution and sexually driven abductions, attempted abductions, missing persons and a host of other negative impacts; Industrial 18-wheeler truck traffic takes over your roads (destroying them, causing traffic fatalities and leaving the tribe to deal with it); everyone is put at risk; people die, but die they must as necessary casualties of this machine. This machine is big oil and it is not anything to take lightly. They are coming to destroy our lands, lethally poison our surface and ground waters and destroy the tranquility and purity of our homelands. If we should lay down and take this, what happens when they leave? Who unpoisons the water? Who will stop the inevitable oil-spills like the 1million gallon spill that Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nations are claiming was harmless because “beaver dams were able to contain it.” Who will give our children water to drink when they are crying for it? Who should revive the coyotes, the deer as they lay dying, the buffalo, the meadowlark and all life loved by the water? Who will speak for them? Who has lost their way? Who is seeking the way? Who makes the land sacred again after it has been desecrated? Their system is a disease; it is not natural and it is out of balance. Extraction, fiat currency and debt are pure lies; there is no wealth or true life in them. They are coming to destroy our homelands and by extension destroy us. Original peoples, North Dakotans and open-minded Americans who have learned to appreciate the land know full well that fracking has no place here. We must show the world a better way. We are always ready. We need a new spiritual economy now. -LRI

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/big-oil-throws-gauntlet-wants-to-frack-sioux-lands/

lastrealindians:

Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands
Big Oil Throws Gauntlet; Wants to Frack Sioux Lands

Oil and Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) are coming to Sitting Bull’s homelands it would seem as the “Wicks Brothers” (claiming Sioux ancestry according to local talk) have published their claim and intent to do exploratory drilling in Sioux and Corson counties (all of Standing Rock Rez) in hopes they (Big Oil) can one day Frack it. The notice was published by the TetonTimes Wednesday, July 30, 2014; it is included below (Along with the Standing Rock Nation’s policy statement on Fracking) and it states, in relevant part, that Big Oil has secured lease interests in approximatley 200,000 acres in and around the Standing Rock Nation. Fracking, in summary, is the process of injecting poisonous chemicals through layers of rock in the earth’s subsurface to loosen oil reserves and then pump that oil up to the surface. A few people at the top make a lot of money: millions, sometimes billions. The Indians are greased with chump change (as well as North Dakota legislators) and big oil takes over their lands and councils/legislators. The Indians are greased again with chump change as the states keep a majority of the taxes collected on the lands under Tribal jurisdiction. Man camps (mobile settlements housing 100s of drifting outside workers) are set up and hundreds of thousands of dollars of disposable income hits the scene bringing drugs, crime, prostitution and sexually driven abductions, attempted abductions, missing persons and a host of other negative impacts; Industrial 18-wheeler truck traffic takes over your roads (destroying them, causing traffic fatalities and leaving the tribe to deal with it); everyone is put at risk; people die, but die they must as necessary casualties of this machine. This machine is big oil and it is not anything to take lightly. They are coming to destroy our lands, lethally poison our surface and ground waters and destroy the tranquility and purity of our homelands. If we should lay down and take this, what happens when they leave? Who unpoisons the water? Who will stop the inevitable oil-spills like the 1million gallon spill that Mandan Hidatsa and Arikara Nations are claiming was harmless because “beaver dams were able to contain it.” Who will give our children water to drink when they are crying for it? Who should revive the coyotes, the deer as they lay dying, the buffalo, the meadowlark and all life loved by the water? Who will speak for them? Who has lost their way? Who is seeking the way? Who makes the land sacred again after it has been desecrated? Their system is a disease; it is not natural and it is out of balance. Extraction, fiat currency and debt are pure lies; there is no wealth or true life in them. They are coming to destroy our homelands and by extension destroy us. Original peoples, North Dakotans and open-minded Americans who have learned to appreciate the land know full well that fracking has no place here. We must show the world a better way. We are always ready. We need a new spiritual economy now. -LRI

READ MORE HERE:
http://lastrealindians.com/big-oil-throws-gauntlet-wants-to-frack-sioux-lands/

moonbandits:

This is a new song off our split with Cottontail. It’s one of our favorite songs to play. Hope you like it.

World is so much different from when I was growing up
sometimes I feel lost ya know

I’m not saying that it’s better or worse
I don’t know I don’t know I don’t know

As far as I can tell industry is industry
it doesn’t seem to matter to those I know

I want a garden I don’t want a swimming pool
I want a home not property though

So where does that leave me, where does that leave us
(x2)

I don’t want to work for mcdonalds or walmart
or whole foods or liberty tax

Don’t want to work for anyone
don’t want to make a profit, how bout that

Don’t want to pay rent ever again
you can keep your fries and fuck your bigmack

Oh but how do we live
Oh but how do we live
Oh but how do we change

So where does that leave me, where does that leave us
(x2)

Tools they gave us are broken, the way we live in a loss
(x2)

We still have a bunch of copies of this 7”. Get one if you’re into that sort of thing.

arroyodeathmatch:

++ARROYO DEATHMATCH TOUR PATH++
Aug 8 : Tucson at Gary’s Place with Logan Greene, Human Behavior, +
Aug 9 : Phoenix at the Trunk Space with Dubois, Requiem, Drainbow
Aug 10: San Diego at the Che Cafe
Aug 11: La Puente at Bridgetown DIY with Moon Bandits, the Manx, +
(Aug 12: Fist Full of Vinyl Session!) 
Aug 13: Las Vegas at a House with Alexander the Terrible, +
Aug 14: Kingman 
Aug 15: Cedar City at the Busta Crack Shack with the Kris Special
Aug 16: Grand Junction 
Aug 17: Denver at Seventh Circle with Absinthe Rose

Our friends Arroyo Deathmatch are going on tour. They are the best.

arroyodeathmatch:

++ARROYO DEATHMATCH TOUR PATH++

Aug 8 : Tucson at Gary’s Place with Logan Greene, Human Behavior, +

Aug 9 : Phoenix at the Trunk Space with Dubois, Requiem, Drainbow

Aug 10: San Diego at the Che Cafe

Aug 11: La Puente at Bridgetown DIY with Moon Bandits, the Manx, +

(Aug 12: Fist Full of Vinyl Session!

Aug 13: Las Vegas at a House with Alexander the Terrible, +

Aug 14: Kingman 

Aug 15: Cedar City at the Busta Crack Shack with the Kris Special

Aug 16: Grand Junction 

Aug 17: Denver at Seventh Circle with Absinthe Rose

Our friends Arroyo Deathmatch are going on tour. They are the best.

leftover-matt:

Bridgetown DIY. July 22, 2014. (From top to bottom) The Subrubanists, Moon Bandits, C. Kitten, File Island.

If you look at the picture in the middle Astrid looks unbelievably angry.

Some pictures from the show last night. Thanks to everyone who came out.

Progress.

Progress.

@bridgetowndiy tonight!! #folkpunk #punk #moonbandits #thesuburbanists #ckiten #fileisland #bridgetowndiy #diy

@bridgetowndiy tonight!! #folkpunk #punk #moonbandits #thesuburbanists #ckiten #fileisland #bridgetowndiy #diy