Bang Bang Jet Away (whose name pays tribute to a song by the Stereotypes) is a recording project featuring Matthew Binder (Hotel St. George, Vinyl Radio) and Mike Kamoo (the Stereotypes, Fuzz-Huzzi). Their debut EP Valentines was released in early 2016, followed by an LP called Forget the Sunshine.
"We’ve had some luck getting licensing gigs through our music supervisor at Sugaroo," Binder told the Reader in early 2017. "However, since we haven’t played any shows or expended any energy to promote the project, hardly anyone even knows it exists, which is too bad, because I reckon we’re definitely recording some of the best tunes out of anyone in San Diego."
Binder wrote a novel called The Absolved while living in Budapest in 2016. He moved to New York afterwards, and once again began flying out to San Diego to occasionally record with Kamoo. The end result of these sessions is Dzzs Bar, with Kamoo handling half of the song arrangements from the start. When the band’s song “Cocaine Company” landed a spot on 91X Loudspeaker’s top five tracks of January 2019, the recording duo began considering live gigs.
“I don’t know what that would look like,” Binder said. “We have a lot of songs to choose from between the three releases we’ve done. Probably 20-something songs. They might not be exactly how they are on the record, but we’ll be able to do cool versions of at least seven or eight songs.”