Fans of the popular blend of rock and country coming out of so many Nashville bars right now might want to check out Banditos, a group that moved to the city from Birmingham, Alabama. The perfect soundtrack to a rowdy hang, the band blends traditional instruments like banjo and pedal steel with modern sensibilities, resulting in something that’s both uniquely now and uniquely American. With a self-titled debut LP due out May 12 on Bloodshot, it’s as good a time as any to get to know the sextet. That’s why The A.V. Club is streaming Banditos below. Wait until 5 p.m. or crack a beer now—no one’s judging—and revel in the group’s quality tunes.

Banditos is available for pre-order now, and the group is touring throughout May. Dates are below.

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Banditos tour 2015

May 6—Lafayette’s Music Room—Memphis, Tennessee
May 7—Stickyz Rock N Roll Chicken Shack—Little Rock, Arkansas
May 8—Blue Note—Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 9—Leftwoods—Amarillo, Texas
May 10—Stereo Bar—Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 12—Santa Fe Sol—Santa Fe, New Mexico
May 13—Alice Cooperstown—Phoenix, Arizona
May 14—Seven Grand—San Diego, California
May 17—Grand Ole Echo—Los Angeles, California
May 19—Cloud Station—Crestone, Colorado
May 21—Auntie Mae’s Parlor—Manhattan, Kansas
May 22—Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri
May 23—The Demo—St. Louis, Missouri
May 29—The Basement—Nashville, Tennessee

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