Amongst the garage rawk acts and synth-pop duos of Echo Park is a coed collective known as Banta. Led by singer-songwriter Sharaya Mikael, the band channels a vintage soft rock vibe via smooth vocals, acoustic strums, and gentle grooves which often conjure an uncanny Fleetwood Mac likeness. And with help from producers Andrew Stonestreet, Andy Brohard, and Ryan Castle, their forthcoming self-titled debut LP (Eone Records) is naturally destined to evoke a classic sensation such as its first single “Dark Charms.”
“I waited so long to steal your heart away.”
Banta will perform on October 29th at The Satellite.