RX Bandits announce the 10th anniversary reissue of their album, ...And The Battle Begun, and U.S. tour performing it in its entirety. The 2006 album was the very first release on the Sargent House label, begun by Cathy Pellow (as well as the management company of the same name). This special double LP anniversary edition will be available for the first time in October 2016.
"...Battle is the sound of us playing music in a room together, in the summer of 2005. It was a definitive crossroads for the band, one that would lead to some of our most favorable adventures. In my opinion, Sargent House/Cathy saved our career." - Matthew Embree
"We began writing and recording ....Battle between the ages of 24 and 25, a time in which we were very much lead by our creative ideals. After all, if you can't be zealously idealistic in your mid-twenties, when can you? We tracked the album live at the Tape-Op studios in Sacramento, CA on a mountain of microphones and gear next to a train track that required us to take breaks as freight trains periodically idled by. We stood there, headphones on, sweating as much from the heat as we were from the pressure of playing our parts well for the next take. The 2nd phase of the album was completed at Embree's family ranch in the Santa Ysabel mountains, a beautiful and inspiring place.
"When we finished, I'm not sure any of us knew the affect this album would have on our band's trajectory, as we usually don't have any perspective on the piece of work itself for at least a couple years. Our label at the time deemed the songs and recording quality to be below their standards, so we left and serendipitously came together with Sargent House to release the album. This album contains music we made while learning how to communicate, articulate, collaborate, and further focus being passionate. What we were left with is a collection of music that brought us closer to our fans and our musical identity as we carried on as musicians doing our work, defined by our struggle." - Steve Choi