Another round of upcoming shows
July 29, 2015
Thursday, August 6th – 8 PM.
Live radio performance and interview
@WPTS-FM (University of Pittsburgh)
Friday, August 14th
with Meeting of Important People
Saturday, August 15th 9:45 PM
RANT Fest @Javo Studios (downstairs)
other bands starting at 5:30 PM
Bunch of upcoming shows
July 8, 2015
Friday, July 17th
@Rachel Carson Bridge
Sunday, July 19th
June 10, 2015
We are filming our video for "0100101" this month.
May 27, 2015
Saturday, May 30th
with City Steps and Delicious Pastries
Features and reviews for May, 2015:
May 17, 2015
“We were voted into the Top 10 Semi-Finals (out of over 300 bands!) for the “Land the Big Gig” contest to play 2015 Summerfest, (Milwaukiee, WI). Thank you to everyone who voted!
A Little Bit for Charity: “Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle” – a song we remade from the animated TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” All proceeds from sales on the Bandcamp page go to the Animal Welfare Institute.
Interview with The North Journal:
“Take note: Balloon Ride Fantasy has made your favorite record of the year.” – DJ Cindy Howes, WYEP 91.3 FM feature on Local 91.3 segment
Interview with The Bloomfield Bulletin
Interview with the The Murrysville Star
Features and reviews for April, 2015:
April 27, 2015
3 songs from the new album included on the May 2015 and 3 songs for the June Playlist for TheIndiePlaylists.com (Chicago)
“This was one of the greatest surprises I have ever had submitted here! I could NOT stop playing this! One track after another. Amazing! I had a hard time even narrowing it down to which are my favorites. I am unsure ANY band featured here has ever gotten three nods in a single month before so congrats at that little gem. I literally have zero doubt that you are on the verge of blowing up.”
“Species” on Wonky Sensitive (Austin, TX).
“There are many reasons why this band sticks out among the rest in the scene.”
Sydney Schaefer, The Globe Newspaper
Podcast Interview Feature with host Zach Simons for Writing on the Floor, (Pittsburgh, PA).
“Balloon Ride Fantasy” featured on Son of Marketing, (Italy).
“0100101” featured on the “April Mini Mix” by Et Musique Pour Tous, (French blog in New York).
“Synth with substance….it’s cohesive, listenable music.”
Scott Tady, Beaver County Times
(article is subscription only, but can be viewed on our Facebook page).
The album is now available!
April 9, 2015
Available on iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and pretty much everywhere. You can get physical copies from our store page, which includes a free physical CD of our previous EP Monocle City.
Check out some of the press for the new album.
March 26, 2015
"For Balloon Ride Fantasy, every piece is ever present in their sound and you appreciate how they've crafted their sound to utilize every instrument very well."
- Long Hong / Pittsburgh Music Report
"The album is an easy listen, one that could be put on repeat and heard over and over again. Each track is unique and offers a look inside the bands fantasy world."
- Sound Scene Express
"The Pittsburgh group, which releases a second, self-titled album this week, is a fully equipped New Wave/synth-rock band with pulsing/pounding electronics, intricate guitars, dance beats, catchy hooks and just the right amount of weirdness."
- Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"From the opening notes of "Species," the first single of Balloon Ride Fantasy's new self-titled full-length, the band makes something very clear — the song could only be theirs."
- Zach Brendza / Pittsburgh City Paper
The Pop Filtercast Episode #5 - 3/25/15
Album will be released on April, 7th!
March 18, 2015
The self titled album (Balloon Ride Fantasy) will be available online through iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, and pretty much everywhere April 7th. You can purchase physical copies from our store.
Species Single Released!
March 5, 2015
Check it out on our music section.
Music Video Update
Feb 2, 2015
Debut of first single from the new album
Jan 28, 2015
Coming in February 2015!
Record Release Show!
Jan 21, 2015
We are excited to announce our Record Release Show on March 28, 2015 at the Pittsburgh Winery. 8PM | $12.
Jan 14, 2015
On Jan 31st we will be filming a video for our upcoming single "Species" off of our upcoming self-titled album.