We just released a new alternate version of Camila. This one is radioactive and busier! We have bundled the two songs for free at http://balun.bandcamp.com/album/camila
So far the song has received a lot of love from some nice people! You can read all of it here:
Mane Shakin’ Folk
El Parlante Amarillo
Gente Que Viene a Mi Casa
Hi all. 2010 was a good year for Balún! We released a mini-album “Memoria Textil“, did a couple of remixes including one for our friend minusbaby, recorded a couple of covers like “Fiesta Permanente” for Fonográmaticos Vol. 10, and did an all acoustic session for Frecuencias Alternas’ “Música Realenga”. We also invited a new member to Balún and he’s now playing drums and pitched percussion with us!
At the end of the year, everyone made their top of 2010 lists and “Memoria Textil” appeared on a bunch of them:
Top 40 Best Albums of 2010 by Club Fonograma
Top 10 of 2010 by Puerto Rico Indie
Favorite albums of 2010 by El Amarillo
Best of 2010 by Tiny Cartridge
Best of 2010 by Mi Abuela es Jazzista (great name btw)
Best of 2010 by Music-Islands (Japan)
Top 100 songs of 2010 by Club Fonograma
Top 80 songs of 2010 by El Amarillo
Also our cover of Pau y Sus Amigos got a mention at one of our favorite blogs Life:Aquatic!
For 2011 expect new music, another cover of a great Latin American artist, new videos and lots more! We are going to keep working on new songs for our 2nd album too.
And lastly a very cool person made this with our music. Happy 2011!
Club Fonograma just recently released their 10th compilation of the Fonogramáticos series and it’s a very special one! Bands from all over Latin America and Spain covering each other. We fell in love with Pau y Sus Amigos’ “Fiesta Permanente” upon first listen and decided that this was a great chance to show them how much we liked their song. So we did! A lot of other great artists appear in this compilation and you can download it for free!
DOWNLOAD FONOGRAMATICOS VOL. 10 – NOSOTROS LOS ROCKERS
Also our song “Camila” has been reaching new ears and getting reviews. We are very happy that this song in particular is spreading out more as we feel it synthesizes the sound that we want to capture and that better defines the group as of now. The good people over at Life: Aquatic, International Tapes, Rocktantra, and Flashlight Tag had some beautiful words about the song and we can’t be more happy. And as a bonus Club Fonograma included the song in their Halloween Mixtape.
And to finalize, we got two more reviews of Memoria Textil courtesy of Colombia’s “El Amarillo” and Iowa’s “Their Bated Breath“. Thanks to both sites for taking their time and reviewing the mini-album!
PS. Our sister ambient chamber ensemble Arturo en el Barco released a new EP. Get it at Bandcamp for free.
We are going to play at this year’s Imagine Science Film Fest in NYC on October 18th. It will be held at the Bell House in Brooklyn and the night will feature avant-garde movies related to science! It’s completely free. So, you should go!
in partnership with the Secret Science Club
Monday, October 18, 2010 8pm | FREE »
The Bell House | Brooklyn (Gowanus area)
149 7th St. Park Slope (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) map
F,G,R to 9th st & 4th Ave.
Complete info: http://imaginesciencefilms.com/festival/tickets-showtimes/
Playing another show with an amazing line-up in lovely Greenpoint! This time is our friend Dominique Leone (Important Records) will join us as well as Wobbly (Tigerbeat 6) and Instant Coffee (M.C. Schmidt from Matmos + peeps) and Safety Scissors will DJ! Electronics, lot’s of instruments, weird sounds, and some repurposed pop.
Summer’s not over. No. no, no.
+DJ sets by Safety Scissors
@ Coco 66
66 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn
Sept. 18 / $7 / 21+
Playing another show in Brooklyn. A night of avant-pop and dreamy electronics. Don’t miss it corillo!
8pm // $8 // 21+
289 Kent Ave.