Moonshine Bandits, ‘Arrest Me’ Lyric Video — Exclusive Premiere
Moonshine Bandits are debuting a brand-new lyric video for 'Arrest Me,' and The Boot's readers are the first to get a peek at the clip.
The party tune comes off the duo's new EP, 'Rebels on the Run,' released on Sept. 30. Like their previous material, 'Arrest Me' blends rap and country, reflecting Tex and Bird's West Coast upbringing.
“We’re from Central California, so it’s very blue collar and agricultural-oriented here in the Valley,” says Tex. “We grew up on West Coast hip-hop and West Coast rap, but we also got into country ... Our content has always been about where we’re from and what we do. There were a lot of outdoor parties in high school and just a lot of good-time type music.”
The video sets the song's lyrics over live footage -- the Bandits on stage, crowds of fans and backstage antics. It's a fitting background, as Tex says their live shows are how the Bandits have built up their fan base.
“We’ve taken a grassroots approach and haven’t built off of radio or TV, but rather our live performances," he says. "So, when we do our songwriting, we always think about whether the music would go over well at our live shows and how the crowds will respond ... So far, we’ve had pretty good success as far as crowd reaction."
Moonshine Bandits, Rebels On The Run Tour Dates:
Dec. 11 -- San Diego, Calif. -- Brick By Brick
Dec. 12 -- Bakersfield, Calif. -- B Ryders Rockin’ Bar
Dec. 13 -- Modesto, Calif. -- Fat Cat
Dec. 17 -- Medford, Ore. -- Rocky Tonk Grill & Saloon
Dec. 18 -- Portland, Ore. -- Ponderosa Lounge
Dec. 19 -- Springfield, Ore. -- Whiskey River
Dec. 20 -- Spokane, Wash. -- The Palomino Club
Dec. 21 -- Seattle, Wash. -- El Corazon
Jan. 8 -- Boise, Idaho -- Revolution Center
Jan. 9 -- West Valley City, Utah -- Westerner Club
Jan. 10 -- Denver, Colo. -- Marquis Theater
Jan. 13 -- Louisville, Ky. -- Diamond Pub Concert Hall
Jan. 14 -- Elkhart, Ind. -- Five Star Dive Bar
Jan. 15 -- Grand Rapids, Mich. -- The Intersection
Jan. 16 -- Indianapolis, Ind. -- 8 Seconds Saloon
Jan. 17 -- Flint, Mich. -- The Machine Shop
Jan. 22 -- Omaha, Neb. -- Whiskey Tango
Jan. 23 -- Wichita, Kan. -- The Cotillion
Jan. 24 -- Saint Joseph, Mo. -- No Place
Jan. 30 -- Fostoria, Ohio -- Bases Loaded Sports Bar
Jan. 31 -- Columbus, Ohio -- Alrosa Villa
Feb. 4 -- Nashville, Tenn. -- Exit/In
Feb. 6 -- Fort Wayne, Ind. -- Piere’s Entertainment Cen.
Feb. 7 -- Watseka, Ill. -- Watseka Theatre