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BG119 | Drive-thru Towns & Flyover States

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , on January 23, 2018 by bleedinggold

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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.

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RELEASE SHOW: 1/26/18 @ Stag & Lion Pub (850 Tamarack Ave, Carlsbad, CA 92008)

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