Latchkey garage punks from all over CA gather for the monster they call the Cigarette Bums. Consisting of Steven Carrera and Eamon Mcginniss, and joined by Ryan Aguilar and Jaime Ramirez, the group plays "a Dylan-meets-Daniel Johnston–meets-Replacements-meets-Beefheart smash-up that's a real pleasure to watch. The Bums play repetitious, folksy stanzas with a snot-nosed, garage-band delivery, and they throw in an occasional, speedy jazz-intoned riff for flare", as says LA Weekly. With a few 7 inches, EPs, a full length on the way, and a tenacity to strive, The Bums won't stop (even after they make it to your town).
The band has played festivals in Los Angeles such as Make Music Pasadena (2011 Emerging Artist Stage), Eagle Rock Music Festival (2012 Ship/Kingsize Soundlabs Stage), Filter's Culture Collide Festival (2012, Echoplex Stage), and will be playing FMLY Fest, an all-ages art/music collective festival group, in both Phoenix, AZ and Los Angeles, CA at the end of 2012. 2013 will see this band of bums spreading their freakout up and down the west coast several times, as well as in some southern states as they continue to record and release records in the same diy fashion they've grown accustomed to.