Bandit are from Nashville, and given the way Angela Plake’s vocals swoon atop the band’s dramatic waves of sound, you could also peg them as the chopped-and-screwed version of fellow Nashville residents Paramore. But their music has a distinctly Pacific-Northwestern feel, too — specifically, debut Of Life carries the unmistakable scent of turn-of-the-millennium emotive indie-rock giants Pedro The Lion (think Control) and Sunny Day Real Estate (think How It Feels To Be Something On). Then again, the album also includes a piano-led cover of the Pixies’ “Where Is My Mind” that functions as both a curveball and a palate-cleanser, so it’s not so easy to pin Bandit’s inspirations down to any era or area. Here’s the important thing: Whenever, wherever, whatever they remind you of, they’re a force of nature. You’ve heard the grandiose “Losing In A Sense“; now stream Of Life in full for the first time.