BG119 SICK BALLOONS - Drive-thru Towns & Flyover States 7" EP Gatefold
Edition of 250 Blood Red IN Coke Bottle Green 7" w/Gatefold cover
Release date: 26 JAN 2018
1. Dial Away 02:14
2. I Started A Fire (That I Couldn't Put Out) 03:05
3. Picnic On War 02:46
4. I'm Still Here 01:47
What began as a modest lo-fi bedroom project, now after almost a decade in Sick Balloons has blossomed into a full fledged affair, spearheaded by a rotating cast of musician friends, siphoning moments from their full-time bands. Members of Trouble in the Wind, Duchess, and local stalwarts The Tractormen have all been folded into Scott's nostalgia funded indie meanderings. After various shifts and turns, the band settled in with another amalgamation, coinciding just slightly before the release of the band's fourth album, 'telescopes (on) parade,' the last to feature founding member Glynnis Johns' contributions on bass.
Post-'telescopes', the band acquired another north county multi-instrumentalist and comrade, Jesse Lee (from the Paragraphs), to round out the indefinite open door that is the balloons. Pulling inspiration from indie cult rockers such as Pavement, Guided By Voices and Dinosaur Jr, this fuzz-craving quartet pocket punk-informed pop gems in under three minutes or less, with equal nods to British & American shoegaze rock.
SAN DIEGO FRIENDS! YOU CAN BUY THIS 7" FROM THESE LOCAL RECORD SHOPS:
M-Theory Records (SAN DIEGO) - 827 W Washington St, San Diego, CA 92103
Moldy Toes (SAN CLEMENTE) - 221 S Ola Vista, San Clemente, CA 92672