— Balún

Our friend minusbaby (8bitpeoples) asked us to do a remix for him and it’s officially out! You can download for free the EP called “Left Remixes, Pt. 2″ from the Free Music Archive. Tim Koch (Ghostly) and Turing’s Apple also contributed remixes to this project. Show your 8-bit love and get this today.


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Hey all we got two great upcoming shows this month! Music vs Hunger at Cake Shop (4/11) and Pulsewave at the The Tank (4/17)! Check it out.

Music VS Hunger presents:

Data Dog
Food Stamps
The Sunsheds

Cake Shop
152 Ludlow St., NYC

8 PM (doors) / $7 / 21+

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Celebrate the 4th anniversary of Pulsewave at the Tank ! The snow is melting, nature emerges regrown, animals wake up from hibernation to PART-AY. Albino Ghost Monkey comes from the far off land of Wisconsin to share Nanoloop knowledge, Balun will warm us up with their IDM folk-pop and the vibrant 8bitbEtty will keep everything twinkling to the beats. Our pixel entertainment for the night is provided by Philly’s enso. Free cupcakes and candy for the first 25 people. Spring Bloom and Pulsewave’s 4th anniversary is made possible by The Tank, 8bitpeoples, Cheese’N'Beer and The C-Men.

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Saturday, February 27, 2010
8 PM – 12 AM
All Ages

The Tank
354 West 45th Street
Between 8th and 9th Avenues


A, C, E, N, Q, R, W, 1, 2, 3, B, D, F, V, S, or 7 to 42nd Street

Open mic 8pm; show 9pm
All ages, $10


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The super awesome music blog Club Fonograma released their latest compilation, and our song “Las Olas” from Memoria Textil is in it. This is a great chance to check out other Latin American bands doing great stuff. We love it.


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Bushwick Music Studios in association with Deli Magazine and Arts In Bushwick are proud to announce the official schedule for DIY Bushwick, A Musical Festival, taking place March 24-27, in nine venues throughout Bushwick. The inaugural festival will feature Brooklyn-based bands, DJs, and artists performing in alternative Do-It-Yourself spaces just a walk or a bike ride apart.


MARCH 24TH, 2010

At Goodbye Blue Monday (1087 Broadway, Brooklyn)

The Monologue Bombs
Chip Robinson
Guns, Guns, Guns

9 PM / Free / All Ages



*We’ll have handmade copies of Memoria Textil for $10!

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Hey all the album is now easily available to DOWNLOAD! Tell all your buddies!

We got some great reviews from Club Fonograma (who gave the album a 4/5 and labeled it as Destacados) and Remezcla. Plus El Nuevo Día interviewed us! You can read these reviews, the interview and some more press here:








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Hello, we have a new mini-album called “Memoria Textil”. It’s a limited edition of 100 handmade CD-R’s with screenprinted cover art on tanyon fabric. On February 2, 2010 we’ll make available the digital version of the album on balun.bandcamp.com for free/pay-what-you-wish! We would love to borrow your ears.

CD-R and digital tracklisting:

1. El Arbol y las Otras Cosas
2. Las Olas
3. Aerófonos
4. Minumina
5. El Paseo
6. Las Abejas
7. Con Los Pies
8. Berceuse
9. Muchas Muchas Veces

Self-released on Sgulp! Discos.

Buy now via Paypal $12 (including s/h worldwide)



Listen to three songs from “Memoria Textil” at www.myspace.com/balun and follow us on twitter.com/baluntweet! (ps. if we reach 300 followers we’ll upload two more songs to our MySpace)

For now we are selling the CD-Rs at our shows and via Paypal, but if you live in Puerto Rico you can buy it at our friends’ store/art space Executive Manolo!


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We are playing in Puerto Rico for the first time in a while and to commemorate the occasion we are going to release a limited edition handmade mini album! This will precede our 2nd full length album that will also be released this year. Think of this album as the 1.5 album. But don’t worry our friends who don’t live in Puerto Rico or that can’t go to the show, we’ll also do a digital release after the show so that everyone can download it and be happy. Our special guests for this show will be El Oso y la Pantera and the show will be at Executive Manolo an awesome art space /store in Santurce so save the date!


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Hey all, here’s an unreleased song from our upcoming 2nd album in 2010! It will be released by Si No Puedo Bailar (Brazil) on vinyl, which we are pretty excited about! We’ll do a digital release too.  This new song is called Camila. She’s one of our new friends. Been with us since last January.




You can also find Camila on this awesome compilation “Fonogramáticos Vol. 5″ by Club Fonograma. Download it, you won’t be disappointed. They also did a pretty nice review of the song.

MTV Brazil also wrote about the song and picked it as one of the best songs of 2009. Wepa!

BONUS: Download “Un Pequeño Tema” from the Balún vault over at 8bitcollective. This is a song that we never thought would never leave our hard disk. Turns out we were wrong.

Also we’ll be back in PR! Show in January 2010! Our first show in San Juan in a looong time.

Oh yeah follow us on twitter. We tweet more than we blog. www.twitter.com/baluntweet

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Before Balún and minusbaby leave for Chicago to play FMEL 2009 (Festival de Música Electrónica Latina), we’ll reunite once again at the Annex to bring some dreamy and dancey Chiptunerrican goodness to the Lower East Side.


Balún y minusbaby Son Buenos Amigos: The Show
(Balún and minusbaby Are Good Friends: El Show)


Tuesday, August 25th, 2009
$8 • 8 PM • 21+


The Annex • http://www.annexnyc.com
152 Orchard Street
New York, NewYork


No te lo pierdas!
Don’t miss out!

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We are going back to Chicago! This time we’ll play as part of FMEL 2009 (Festival de Música Electrónica Latina) at the Chicago Cultural Center. Balún side project Arturo en el Barco is also scheduled to perfom in the fest. More info below!


Thursday, August 27, 2009
7 PM

Chicago Cultural Center (Theater)
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL

Free admission


“Global Electronic Music – Record Labels & Formats”

The process and experiences in relation to independent labels, their function and distribution. Differences between boutique/e-labels and record labels and their product as an alternative music option.


Catalina Ma. Johnson – Host & Producer of Beat Latino on WRTE, Latino music critique and aficionado


- Luis Flores – Antena Discos
- Ángel Sánchez Borges – Otrasmusicas.org (blog)
- Enrique Jimenez ‘Ejival’ – Static Discos
- Manrico Montero – Mandorla Records
- Nohemi Rodriguez– Verdigris


- Antiguo Autómata Mexicano (MX, Static Discos)
- Balún (Puerto Rico / NY, Brilliante Records)


- Andrew Nicolay & Giroscopio (Charly Garcia)


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We talked, we laughed, we didn’t cry and we played some songs. That’s how we spent our time at Frecuencias Alternas. It was a lot of fun and thanks to them you can download a live recording of our performance.  These songs will appear on our 2nd album, but until then this is the only place where you can download and listen to some of them. Enjoy!



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We are going to be on the college radio show Frecuencias Alternas in Río Piedras, Puerto Rico where we’ll play live a couple of new songs and present a preview of our new MP3-EP and some songs from our upcoming second album. It’s a lot of music. Luckily we have one full hour.

Frecuencias Alternas (89.7 FM San Juan)
10 PM!

Listen online at http://www.radiouniversidad.pr/hifi.m3u or at 89.7 FM in San Juan, Puerto Rico.


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