Remember when the internet was a good distraction?
When you could go to a youtube video and be filled with the joy of a funny moment rather than the dread of the latest homicide or fascist rantings of a president?
I you still long for those moments than NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest winners Tank and Bangas may be the folks you have been seeking.
The New Orleans-based band is literally a breath of fresh air with live instruments and lead vocalist Tarriona Ball who channels Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, and Chance The Rapper. Her style is absolutely addictive. Her band supports and follows her musical lead and take the vocal roller coaster ride in stride.
It is no wonder that out of 60,000 videos submitted to the site, T&B won out over them all.
Take a listen to Tank and The Bangas and check out their winning video here.