— Balún

Hi all we have two exciting shows coming up! First is a daytime free show as part of NYC Popfest 2011 on May 21st and a show at Pianos with Silver Swans on May 24th! Andrés will be in town for the Pianos’ show! Woo!

 

SATURDAY MAY 21, 2011 AT 1:00 PM

Free show! / 21+

1:45 BALÚN (NYC / PUERTO RICO)
2:30 GEOFFREY O’CONNOR (AUSTRALIA)
3:15 SMILELOVE (JAPAN)
4:00 TINY FIREFLIES (IL)
4:45 THE SPECIFIC HEATS (NYC)

Spike Hill
184 & 186 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11211

www.nycpopfest.org

TUESDAY MAY 24, 2011 AT 7 PM

21+ / $8

Balún
Silver Swans (SF)
Live Footage
Priceless Music (Denver)
Laura Goldhammer (Denver)
The Romany Rye

Pianos
158 Ludlow St
New York NY 10002-2211

 

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Two new songs for the spring. They are “El Medio Contenido” and “Catorce”. Both songs were written in Brooklyn and Paris during a very long summer that took us to many places and found is in between many spaces. The single is released by the awesome netlabel Beko DSL! You can download both songs at http://www.beko-dsl.com (also feel free to explore their discography; it’s packed with a lot of great music)

TRACKLIST:

Side A

1. El Medio Contenido

Side B

1. Catorce

http://www.beko-dsl.com

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Our friends from the Sao Paulo based collective Si No Puedo Bailar just released this compilation where artists from all over Latin America pay tribute to great Brazillian singer-songwriter Adriana Calcanhotto. We were invited by Rodrigo Maceira to take one of her songs and make it our own. We went with “Sudoeste” and had a lot of fun recording and reimagining her song. A lot of other good friends appear in this compilation such as Mima who is also from Puerto Rico. You can download the compilation for free over at http://www.naomoromais.com (to find the link just keep scrolling to the right!) and if you are lucky and live in / or visit Brazil you may get the vinyl version of the album for free at one of their shows.

LISTEN:

Sudoeste – Balun by naomoromaisemmim

TRACKLIST:

Side A

01. Inverno (hot and cold mix) – Zeep
02. Cantata (después de estar con vos) – Cineplexx
03. Escuadras – Franny Glass
04. Cariocas - Los Mil Jinetes
05. Vambora – Entre Ríos

Side B

01. Sudoeste – Balún
02. Mitad – Jóvenes y Sexys
03. Unos Versos – Coiffeur
04. Mentiras – MIMA
05. Segundos – Lido Pimienta

http://www.naomoromais.com

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Live video of Camila at El Teatro en el El Museo del Barrio (NYC). The building used to be an orphanage decades before. Some say that you can still listen to children’s laughter at night. This was a special interactive Balún concert for children and adults that incorporated live visuals, instrument making and audience participation. For this song we were joined by Julio Cesar Morales from the experimental puppet theater company Y No Había Luz (http://http://www.ynohabialuz.com/). Thanks so much to Armando Croda for putting this video together!

Video directed by: Armando Croda
Photography and editing: Armando Croda
http://www.armandocroda.com/

Museo del Barrio
http://www.elmuseo.org/

Download the digital single “Camila” athttp://balun.bandcamp.com/album/camila

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We have a brand new song in Revista Plástica’s first ever compilation “Plásticos y Etereos”. This is our first song with Justin, who is our percussionist! Real drums are now living alongside rhythmic found sounds (hello 2011). The song is about being in the middle of an earthquake, among other things. You can download the compilation for free at http://plastica.bandcamp.com

Tracklist:

1. Hyperpotamus (London) – Jorge y Daniel 1987
2. Dënver (Santiago de Chile) – De explosiones y delitos
3. Pegasvs (Barcelona) – La melodía del afilador
4. Balún (NYC) – En el medio del desastre
5. Trisfe (Sevilla) – Vida normal
6. Roldán (Barcelona) – Mal día, (Raúl Querido cover)
7. Chico Sonido (L.A.) – De un lado a otro, (inédito), y Más Discotheque
8. Chin Yi (Granada) – Iben ma catcha
9. Los Negretes (México D.F.) – Puta ciudad
10. Piyama Party (Monterrey) – Bandas de chicas

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