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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)

BG112 | Just Like Medicine

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , on August 28, 2017 by bleedinggold

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With the gloomy psychedelia of The Growlers, the spaced out vocals of Jesus & Mary Chain and the expansive instrumentation of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Dream Joints weave together a patchwork of influences to create a unique sound that stretches from vampiric to blissful. All the while sounding immediate and absolutely vital.

Edition of 100 12″ GATEFOLD LP [BLACK/GREEN]
Edition of 150 12″ GATEFOLD LP [BLUE SMOKE]
Release date: 26 MAY 2017

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LOW POINTS

Posted in Band Update, Uncategorized with tags , , , on March 3, 2017 by bleedinggold

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DREAM JOINTS

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , on February 10, 2017 by bleedinggold

Buy the EXTREMELY LIMITED 7″ LATHE-CUT SINGLE HERE!!

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BG110 | Feels

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , on January 24, 2017 by bleedinggold

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Low Points are a quintessentially Southern California band. Mixing the sing along choruses of bands like Weezer with the sugary, DGAF surf fuzz of early WAVVES, Low Points’ debut EP ’Feels’ is bursting with stony slacker punk hooks. Led by songwriter Kevin Vega (Space Heat) and consisting of Jakob McWhinney (Space Heat, Ex-The Soaks, Spooky Cigarette), Frank Mindingall (Ale Mania, Northern Tigers, Spooky Cigarette) and Jeremy Hoover, Low Points are a fresh and honest take on garage pop.

The band balance surf rock rhythms and hard-hitting guitar riffs with deeply personal lyrics dealing with alienation and depression to create a sound that is at once catchy and haunting. Their four song debut, ‘Feels’ bounds from influences like the gritty garage pop of Mike Krol, pseudo emo-revival of Cloud Nothings to the surf punk of Tijuana Panthers, all the while maintaining a unique and memorable voice.

‘Feels’ will be released on March 3rd, 2017 through Field Trips & Bleeding Gold Records.

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BG085 | Yearbook

Posted in Band Update, Music with tags , , , , , , , on March 17, 2015 by bleedinggold

San Diego’s own surf-pop-punks KOOTIES have debuted their first 5 recordings titled ‘Yearbook,” with songs by Ren Rogers and featuring other members of Space Heat. This is a co-release with FIELD TRIPS Collective.

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Nov 23rd 2014

Posted in Band Update with tags , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by bleedinggold

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