Brooklyn-based Yankee Bang Bang is the first ever Bollywood indie punk band. They are known for their driving yet melodic originals as well as their stripped-down covers of Bollywood songs including "Jaan Pehechan Ho," the Bollywood classic featured in the movie Ghost World. They have shared the stage with Savoir Adore and Breedlove and have extensively toured the East Coast and the Midwest during the last year where they were featured at Pabstolutely in Youngstown, OH.
Front girl and guitarist Sita Asar originally majored in physics but decided to dedicate all of her time to being a musician after all of her job offers out of college involved making things that kill p- er - defense research. She formed Yankee Bang Bang in 2009, hoping to make Indian fusion music that American kids could destroy things to. After studying Hindustani classical music in India, she moved into Opera House Lofts in Bushwick, Brooklyn and met drummer Kevin Blatchford and bassist Colin Dehond. At Opera House, the three of them befriended, gigged with, and collaborated with other Bushwick luminaries Deathrow Tull and The Nuclears, for whom Kevin also drums.
Yankee Bang Bang's music covers subjects ranging from spiders to monthly women's problems to the Apocalypse. They released their debut EP Color Me last year along with the music video for the song "Soon," which received much critical acclaim from the likes of My Old Kentucky Blog and Fokkawolf. They will be releasing their second EP, Spikes With Guys, which definitely lives up to Yankee Bang Bang's mission statement with the songs "Blood On My Underwear," for which they'll be releasing their second official music video on August 20; "Shot You In The Back," whose vocals are completely sung in the Shivranjani raga; and vocally-insane "One Disaster" and "World I Made.