Coming Soon: Gloom Balloon Debut 7″ + LP Available For Preorder On October 1st

September 24, 2013

Gloom Balloon

Gloom Balloon’s debut single She Was The One That Got Away (7″/DL) is coming out on October 22nd! This track’s combination of saxes, flutes, horns, and a classic hip-hop beat make it reminiscent of a modern day take on Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. The single is backed with the track “Science of Love Minus Harry Harlow”, which has been kicking off Gloom Balloon’s sets recently and getting folks groovin’ like you wouldn’t believe.

Besides providing its own great musical experience, this single will also be paving the way for the band’s first LP You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Disaster/Fix The Sunshine Pts. 1-7 (An Ode to Bill Doss) (LP/CD/DL), available on December 5th. Check out the LP’s double album covers:

Gloom Covers

You will be able to pre-order both the 7″ and the LP as a bundle starting on Tuesday, October 1st at maximumamesrecords.com/shop. Pre-orders come with loads of great bonuses:

Check out this killer performance to get a taste of what’s to come:

Learn more about Gloom Balloon at gloomballoon.com.
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We’ll leave you with a bonus: Christopher the Conquered (who is backing Fleming in Gloom Balloon) just dropped this new video, in which he sings an American folk song in a graveyard. Support Christopher by picking up a copy of The Fate of A Good Man right here. Peace.

LOOK: Christopher the Conquered + The Lonelyhearts Afterhours Sessions

September 11, 2013

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Check out all the Afterhours Sessions here.

Oh, and don’t forget to get passes to Maximum Ames Music Festival!

 

 

DEAL: Maximum Ames Music Festival Giveaways and Freebies + LIVE: the Wheelers Hit the Road of Life + LOOK: Christopher the Conquered Sings Ray Charles

August 28, 2013

Ok, so Maximum Ames Music Festival is nearly upon us (and uh, yeah, The Zombies are actually playing, see the video above), which means its time to get nuts. We’ve got loads of rad ways you can win free stuff, get deals, and more, so check out the full list below:

BUY YOUR ALL-ACCESS PASS RIGHT HERE. IT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? HE’D BUY A PASS, FOR CHRIST’S SAKE.

The Tentacle Tour

Ok, next? the Wheelers are coming to a glorious hole in the wall near you! Our fellas in black (metaphorically speaking) have just announced a fall tour schedule which will find them wandering aimlessly around the Midwest and changing lives while they’re at it. Here are all the dates for the Tentacle Tour:

SEPTEMBER 27th – CZAR BAR – Kansas City, MO.
w/ FIDLAR + The Orwells.
SEPTEMBER 29th – MAXIMUM AMES FESTIVAL – Ames, IA.
w/ Mumford’s, Land of Blood and Sunshine, The Beat Strings + H.D. Harmsen.
OCTOBER 4th – VICARIOUS SESSION – Des Moines, IA.
OCTOBER 5th – OCTOPUS – Cedar Falls, IA.
w/ TBA.
OCTOBER 6th – WISCO – Madison, WI.
w/ Shallow Effect + Dharma Dogs.
OCTOBER 7th – QUARTERS – Milwaukee, WI.
w/ Static Eyes.
OCTOBER 8th – DAYTROTTER SESSION – Rock Island, IL.
OCTOBER 9th – TOWNSHIP – Chicago, IL.
w/ Paul Cary and The Small Scarys, Mawrcrest + 13 Monsters.
OCTOBER 10th – CBGB – St. Louis, MO.
w/ Burrowss + Boreal Hills.
OCTOBER 11th – REPLAY LOUNGE – Lawrence, KS.
w/ Psychic Heat + The Sluts.

Get more details on the tour here, and be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event so the boys can plan ahead on how best to slay you.

Last? Christopher the Conquered did his thang in Colfax, Iowa with the Conquered Trio and some honorary members of the Black Gold Brass Band. Check out their cover of Ray Charles’ “Let the Good Times Roll”. It should make your soul jiggle ever so slightly.

Check out the full covers series here, then go find something better to do with your time, if you can.

Peace On Earth And Funky Tidings To All,
-MA