Noise rock supergroup Ice Balloons began in 2013 in a dark basement in Brooklyn. As much a cult as a band, helmed by a golden fly, Ice Balloons celebrates chaos as fizzles and lasers pop from every broken corner of their tumbled offerings. The band is Kyp Malone (TVOTR), Sean Kennerly (Samiam), Sean Powell (Fuckemos, Surfbort), Giselle Reiber (Midnight Masses), Dan Scinta and BA Maile.
w/Sean Casement of Tina Age 13.
Two years in the making, this 12″ EP represents some prime lazy-ass apathy coupled with the kind of wry, bitter nihilism that could be only be fueled by the landmines of fuckery that is the current Bay Area. The band would have you believe they are pulling influences from such sources as NZ greats The Gordons, Australia’s The Moles, and Boston’s Mission of Burma, but probably, through their own inability, more likely sound like none of the above, pleasing only themselves in the process. But solipsism goes great with the current political climate, at least according to post-punk’s yelp page, so maybe these are tomorrow’s stars, after all.