We made the Huffington Post Best Indie Albums of 2013 coming in at #5! Shout out to Trevor Risk for the nomination and writeup.
“Misery/Stay” (La-Ti-Da) Remember when music was recorded direct-to-tape in old-fashioned, wood-panelled studios that smelled like sweat, ratty couches, and stale cigarette smoke? Based on this fantastically analogue-sounding 7-inch, garage-soul revivalists the Ballantynes most certainly do. Some of the group’s red-lined live energy gets lost in translation here, which is to be expected considering the way […]
The Ballantynes | | photo by Audrey Alexandrescu After a long set up the Ballantynes—a seven person ensemble composed of two drummers, an organist, guitarist, bassist and two lead singers armed with tambourines—took to the stage. Their set was extremely tight and the word “jazzy” snuck into my mind, though their genre would be more […]