Help us record our next album: “Prisma Tropical”

Over the last 5 years we have been working on songs that explore our Caribbean roots as influenced by NYC’s vibrant electronic music scene; these combine lush tropical sounds with introspective lyrics that wander through whimsy, melancholy, escapist daydreams, and irrational fears, creating a sense of contemplation that veers into the surreal.

We feel that it’s finally time to record these songs and we hope to do it in a professional studio environment with producer Lawson White known for his work with new music ensembles Alarm Will Sound and So Percussion. He’s also worked with Chromeo, Matmos, Bryce Dessner (The National) and Glenn Kotche (Wilco)… and, most importantly, Shakira.

As a creative percussionist, Lawson is able to approach things from a musician’s perspective, making this project a collaborative dream. For this project Balún will also collaborate with Bushwick-based design agency Eye Bodega on the album artwork and other goodies.

Thanks to everyone involved in making this project happen and extra special thanks to Gabriela Benedit, Eddin Martinez, Mariné Pérez, Lawson White, and Ariel Zavala.

We’ve got a lot of cool rewards and we hope you can be a part of this project!

Direct link to project: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/balun/prisma-tropical-a-new-album-by-balun

Balún with NO CARRIER at Solo Dame Indie Pop! 7.9.15

SDIP 2015

++Once again we’re playing the Solo Dame Indie Pop +NRMAL + Epicentro LAMC showcase! This time around we’ll be joined by more bands  from Puerto Rico! Our good friend NO CARRIER will be manning the live analog visuals for this one too! Come check out the show and our new songsssssss++

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Solo Dame Indie Pop LAMC showcase

Balún (PR) with NO CARRIER
Los Manglers (PR)
International Dub Ambassadors (PR)
Adelaida (CH)

July 9, 2015
8 PM / $7 / 21+

Bar Matchless
557 Manhattan Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1597466367172485/

Balún with NO CARRIER at Hang Time 3.26.15!

BALUN-SAREEN SHOW FLYER

++Third show of the year with NO CARRIER! This one is special because we’ll also be joined by drummer extraordinaire Shayna Dunkelman handling live electronic percussion. Also a close buddy of ours is going to perform that night. You might know him as Amigos Poderosos 😉 ++

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Balún
SAREEN
Amigos Poderosos

Live analog video visuals by NO CARRIER.

3/26/15
8PM
$5

Hang Time
915 Wyckoff Ave. (downstairs)
Ridgewood, NY

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/493520554149136/

Balún with NO CARRIER at Palisades (BK) 3.16.15

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++Once again playing with the mighty NO CARRIER who’s going to be doing live visuals! Come to this show and dance to some new #dreambow!++

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Toy Cities
https://soundcloud.com/toy-cities

Balún
https://soundcloud.com/balun

New Casino
https://soundcloud.com/newcasino

Our Friend Johnny
http://ourfriendjohnny.bandcamp.com/

Vigilante Margarita [Buenos Aires, Argentina]
https://vigilantemargarita.bandcamp.com/

$7

8pm
All Ages
No Byob

Palisades
906 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11206

Años Atrás: the video


Yay! We have a new video for our latest single “Años Atrás”! Our friends at REMEZCLA premiered it on their website and you can check out their review here:

http://remezcla.com/releases/premiere-balun-anos-atras/

Filmed on location in Puerto Rico and directed by Joel Perez Irizarry, the video features an unexpected turn of events in the friendship of two girls during the course of one night in Santurce. We are very excited and happy to share this video with you as it was a labor of pure DIY love.

Balún with NO CARRIER at The Rock Shop (BK) 2.7.15

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++Back in Brooklyn and we got a ton of new songs to play from our next album! ++

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//Visager – https://visager.bandcamp.com/
///Balún – https://soundcloud.com/balun
////Fielded – https://soundcloud.com/fielded

++The awesome NO CARRIER is going to join us on live analog video visuals!++

////Tix here: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/712103-visager-balun-brooklyn/

/////February 7, 2015
//////8 PM / $10 (day of) / 21+
///////The Rock Shop
////////249 4th Avenue, Brooklyn