Honored by the kind words from Steven Hyden on GRANTLAND.com as we are picked for one of their songs of the week!
Album release week continues with a behind the scenes look at us recording the strings on the new Gloom Balloon record. Dan Welk captured it all, mr. H.D. Harmsenconducting his amazing arrangements, Christopher the Conquered recording on the tape machines, and me singing in a whisper as to not bleed with the strings.. Thanks Dan for this beautiful shot document of us recording the record!
You can now hear our new single, “Summer Buzz and Summer Fervor” off the new record it’s name is play on the lyric Summer Buzz and Summer Heat from Jumping Fences by The Olivia Tremor Control it’s a song about Bill Doss and how no one sings summer songs like him.. Even Brian Wilson… Indie Happy Hour posted the tune yesterday listen there.. here is a pic of Bill and I above singing that very lyric..
Gloom Balloon Release Day.. Beats Per Minute debuts our first ever music video… for “She Was The One That Got Away.”
view the video above and read the feature they wrote about it as well!
A huge thanks to the Joe Lawler and the Juice for the feature interview with Gloom Balloon, putting us on your holiday gift guide, a video from the art center, and on this weeks Joe’s playlist.. we are honored.. check out the interview here…
Gloom Balloon also got the chance to sit down with Chad Taylor of the Des Moines Cityview to discuss stuff, you can read that interview here…
We always want Gloom Balloon to be an interactive experience so, with that being said we are proud to be one of the first people to use a new FREE APP called Multitracks Music.
It puts you in the producer chair and you can remix our song “She Was The One That Got Away,’ how ever you see fit! Take away the lead vocals, boost the bass guitar, get rid of the sax. What ever you want to do it’s all yours! It’s time you are your own Steve Alibini!
You can download the app for free here: http://bit.ly/1iei8iL (iOS devices only)
Gloom Balloon album release shows are going to be amazing, they will be at the Vaudeville Mews, in Des Moines on Nov. 30th. we have The Seed of Something & The Austin Brown Trio in the early all ages show.
We have Doctor Dentist & H.D. Harmsen in the 21+ show. Both shows are going to be cheap and cheaper if you buy the record or cd.
Our first ever tour is complete! Thanks to everyone who came out to shows, bought records, lets us crash, danced, hugged, and or fed us chips. We love all of you, and hope to see you again really soon.
We have album release shows in our hometown of Des Moines on Nov. 30th.. @vaudevillemews join us!
We are on the last week of tour, and it’s been fucking amazing! Thanks to everyone for all the love and sharing in our sad-psychedelic-dance-parties! On Nov. 30th we will be bring the show back home with 2 shows at the Vaudeville Mews to celebrate the release of our new album! We can’t wait! Thanks again everyone for being amazing!
photo cred: Zakery Neumann
We just recorded a live take of the un-released song, “Infinity Starts Over,” for Music-Defined & Hasty Revelations, In Chicago, yesterday.. You can listen here..
This was a blast thanks so much to Josh for having us, and big thanks to Rick for recording the session and playing Digital Ringo Star on that drum Machine so we could do it all live!