January 14, 2008
Lawrence sometimes feels like a revolving door, with both students churning in and out and a steady stream of "townies" who've made up their mind to finally get the heck out of this damn town. Brad Shanks took his leave seven years ago, effectively disbanding Bandit Teeth, which he had formed with friends Charley Downey and Cobi Newton. He later formed Blood on the Wall with his sister Courtney and Miggy Littleton, which released two critically acclaimed albums and toured last year with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Lawrence's allure eventually pulled Shanks back, and since his return the reformed Bandit Teeth trio has revived their energetic take on garage and punk rock. The band is currently recording and anticipates releasing its first 7" next year.
Shanks, Downey and Zach Campbell recently joined lawrence.com to chat about reforming, their favorite music and their secret affection for one another.