Lost Balloons

Lost Balloons are Jeff Burke (Radioactivity, Marked Men, etc etc) and Yusuke Okada (of Japan’s incredible Suspicious Beasts). Hey Summer (2017) is their 2nd album, following 2015’s self-titled debut on German’s Alien Snatch Records. (one of the few Marked Men-related records of recent years that Dirtnap DIDN’T put out!) The 2 play all the instruments (although there is a live lineup as well) and split singing/songwriting duties. Hey Summer works fantastically well as an ALBUM, meant to be listened to from start-to-finish.

Wistful, sunshiney 60’s-inspired pop with a bit of 80’s college rock jangle and even a little modern garage/Americana twang, Hey Summer represents a pretty big departure from a normal Jeff Burke project. (and although it’s sonically a LITTLE closer to Okada’s Suspicious Beasts, it veers farther afield of his normal songwriting comfort zone as well) Jeff says that this album is probably the least “punk” record he’s ever done. We would agree, but don’t think that that is a bad thing. Rather it confirms what we’ve long suspected: That these two can master any genre that they tackle, and make it fully their own.

Past Shows


Aug
23
rd
2017
7th St Entry
Aug
23
rd
2017
7th St Entry

Birthday Suits and Lost Balloons

with LUTHERAN HEAT and the Cult of Lip

More Shows

Nov
7
th
7th St Entry

Tenci

with Sass
Nov
18
th
7th St Entry

David Cross

Nov
6
th
7th St Entry

Jean Dawson

with Junior Varsity
Oct
27
th
Fine Line

Miloe

with Ricki Monique and RIOTGRRRLDARKO