New Video From Lost Balloons (Jeff Burke from Marked Men, Radioactivity, etc. and Yusuke Okada from Blotto, Suspicious Beasts)/On Tour with Radiator Hospital and Sheer Mag

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Lost Balloons (Jeff Burke from Marked Men, Radioactivity, etc. and Yusuke Okada from Blotto, Suspicious Beasts) Unveils New Video, Goes on tour with Radiator Hospital and Sheer Mag

exas and Japan have teamed up for a trans-pacific, 2 man summertime pop explosion! Lost Balloons are Jeff Burke (Radioactivity, Marked Men, etc etc) and Yusuke Okada (of Japan’s incredible Suspicious Beasts).  The band recently released their “Hey Summer” LP, and now they have a new video and tour dates with Radiator Hospital and Sheer Mag (see Brooklyn Vegan debut)….

Watch/Post: “Noose”

Lost Balloons Tour Dates

Wed, Aug 23 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry

Thu, Aug 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman’s

Fri, Aug 25 – Chicago, IL @ Quenchers

Sat, Aug 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Opera House Frame Shop

Sun, Aug 27 – Washington DC @ Slash Run*

Mon, Aug 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA*

Tue, Aug 29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus*

Thu, Aug 31 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair^

Fri, Sep 01 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola^

Sat, Sep 02 – Toronto, ON @ The Horseshoe^

Sun, Sep 03 – Detroit, MI @ UFO Factory^

Mon, Sep 04 – Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class^

Tue, Sep 05 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place^

* – w/ Radiator Hospital

^ – w/ Sheer Mag

“Hey Summer” is Lost Balloon’s 2nd album, following 2015’s self titled debut on German’s Alien Snatch Records (one of the few Marked Men-related records of recent years that Dirtnap DIDN’T put out!). The 2 play all the instruments (although there is a live lineup as well) and split singing/songwriting duties.  “Hey Summer” works fantastically well as an album, meant to be listened to from start-to-finish.  Wistful, sunshiney 60’s-inspired pop with a bit of 80’s college rock jangle and even a little modern garage/Americana twang, Hey Summer represents a pretty big departure from a normal Jeff Burke project. (and although it’s sonically a LITTLE closer to Okada’s Suspicious Beasts, it veers farther afield of his normal songwriting comfort zone as well) Jeff says that this album is probably the least “punk” record he’s ever done. We would agree, but don’t think that that is a bad thing. Rather it confirms what we’ve long suspected: That these two can master any genre that they tackle, and make it fully their own.  “Hey Summer” is out now on Dirtnap Records!



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