RTX are splitting into Black Bananas!!! The fruit is ripe
and the bread will be FRESH.
After three albums under the name RTX, Jennifer Herrema and
her bunch decided to flip the script, to kick open the doors of perception a
little bit . See,RTX was not Royal Trux, not a metal band,not a 70's bar band
and not a toxic substance; RTX was something, all of those things and none of
them and way more, including Black Bananas bubbling in a witchy cauldron of
their own herbaceousbrew. The tit le of a song on their RaTX album detailed a
bit of the recipe, taking elements often tossed aside or thrown all the way out
and combining them into something new and worthwhile...a new strain of the
almighty green - to feed and elevate the hungry ones.
"I'm your garbage collector
I'll turn your trash to gold
What you cast off is what I hold,
End loafs of bread, black bananas and broken crackers
Scratched records, too dark pictures and torn jeans
All the shit that rips at the seams"
Black Bananas is set for the next all-inclusive rock and
roll crusade, the one that includes even and especially all the shit you don't
like, woven into all the shit you can't live without. This has been the name of
Jennifer's game from day one; she owns the blueprints and if you don't know by
now, don't even bother to Google it, cuz understanding is an investment not an
action. Jennifer Herrema is not schizophrenic nor does she don many hats. She
is simply a singer and simultaneously, a pioneer of comprehensive non-exclusive
opposition rock, and Black Bananas is the latest addition to the oeuvre.
Brian Mckinley, Kurt Midness, Jaimo Welch , and Nadav
Eisenman have been ripping and running with Jennifer since 2002, when one by
one, they gathered serendipitously, borne by curiosity and the courage to be
part of something new. Each passing RTX record saw them wrapped ever tighter in
the burgeoning tongue of their own creation. Now, uttering their twisted slang
fluently as a unified dialect, they emerge as Black Bananas.
If you wanna hedge (-fund) your bets its best to get out in
front of this new natio nal currency they are creating with Black Bananas.
These are the notes of the future; with Jennifer at the helm their worth will
grow exponentially. Invest!
Black Bananas first album Rad Times Xpress IV runs the gamut
from gnarly odes to reality TV in songs like "My House" to future
electric metallic GoGo sounds all conceived with scraps of influence from
Jennifer's childhood passions zig-zagged with other currents out there,
creating a sound that will take you to a specific place that only Black Bananas
know how to find.
Most of all, Black Bananas is the new band in town - and
they're fucking righteous