The Tank and the Bangas’ newest single, the band showcases that they totally understand the quarantine struggle. “Self Care” was released earlier this month, but the Grammy-nominated foursome also just announced a new EP coming soon.
Friend Goals are set to drop on November 20 via Verve Forecast. The EP follows their 2019 major label debut Green Balloon, which received widespread critical praise. But despite their newfound global focus, Tank and The Bangas remain a New Orleans band at heart.
The group recorded the newest EP at band member Albert Allenback’s home, as well as studios in New Orleans and Chicago. Tanks and The Bangs made most of the album during quarantine using Zoom, while also abiding by local social distancing guidelines.
The album includes gobs of musical contributions from artistic friends of the band. The lineup includes CHIKA, Duckwrth, and PJ Morton as well as a number of New Orleans-based creatives.
As for our new favorite quarantine video, the Fat Happy Media directed video showcases the singers doing different quarantine hobbies: yoga, in-house photoshoots & bubble baths. It discusses the collective angst around continued quarantines coming into nearly 9 months of a global pandemic.
“The pictures in the halls I swear they call my name. I’ve been in this house so long I think I’ll go insane,” sings Jaime Woods.
‘”Self Care’ is THE quarantine song to get you moving! It shows that some of the best things can come out from solitude, especially when the beat hits this hard.”
- Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball
Friend Goals will be released on November 20. Check out www.tankandthebangas.com for more information on the band.
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