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Lost Balloons (Radioactivity, Marked Men) — new video & tour w/ Radiator Hospital

Lost Balloons

Jeff Burke stays busy. In addition to co-fronting The Marked Men and fronting Radioactivity, he’s one half of Lost Balloons with Yusuke Okada of Japan’s Suspicious Beasts. Lost Balloons is a lot lighter and breezier than Marked Men/Radioactivity, but it shares a sense of classic pop songwriting. Their label Dirtnap Records calls the new album Hey Summer a blend of ’60s sunshine pop and jangly ’80s college rock, which is a pretty spot-on description. We’re premiering the stop-motion video (made by Paige Garren Young) for the album’s surfy “Noose.” You can watch that and stream the whole album below.

Lost Balloons will begin a tour next week, including a few shows with Radiator Hospital and a few with Sheer Mag.

The run with Radiator Hospital hits NYC on August 29 at Saint Vitus, which also has Midnight Calls on the bill (tickets). All dates are listed below.

Right after the tour ends, Radioactivity will play a one-off in NYC on September 6 at Union Pool with Big Huge and Lion’s Cage opening (tickets).

Meanwhile, Radiator Hospital just tweeted this week that he was listening to the test press of his new LP, which hopefully means the followup to 2014’s great Torch Song is coming soon. Stay tuned.

UPDATE: Well, that was fast. Just hours after this post, Radiator Hospital announced their new album.

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Lost Balloons — 2017 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

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