Ballyhoo! announced they will be releasing a new EP called Halo on June 17th via Right Coast Records. You can already pre-order the EP on itunes, and the free bonus track “The Lazy Song” (Bruno Mars cover) has already hit #6 on the iTunes Reggae charts.
Ballyhoo! was honored to go into the studio with the legendary producer John Feldmann (Neon Trees, Goldfinger, The Used) to create the title track “Halo (Beautiful Day)” for their forthcoming EP.
This new 3-track EP is a follow-up to Ballyhoo!’s 5th studio album Pineapple Grenade. The band independently released the album on their own record label, Right Coast Records, in the summer of 2013 and broke through the Billboard Top 200 at #189 as well as reaching #4 Billboard Heatseekers and #5 at iTunes Alternative charts.
Pineapple Grenade features the single “No Good,” produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime). The band followed up the single release with a sultry video premiere on FUSE.tv. The video was directed by Wes “Wuz Good” Armstrong (B.o.B, T-Pain, Flo Rida). Check out the video, here: http://youtu.be/Xfn0RdOwNTc.
The first single “Run” saw an early radio add from KRAB Bakersfield and early radio spins by KROQ Los Angeles, WHFS Baltimore, KTCL Denver, and KCXX Riverside among others. Alongside the album release, BALLYHOO! co-headlined the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero. Pineapple Grenade is the band’s follow-up to the 2011 LAW Records release of “Daydreams,” which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon.
Between the road and the studio, BALLYHOO! have crafted a sound distinctly their own; fresh, fun, and embodied by the soul of the party lifestyle. Lead singer and guitarist, Howi Spangler, has a reputation for mixing slick lyrics with his smooth but powerful voice. Drummer Donald Spangler lays out the hard-hitting beats. Scott Vandrey layers in the finishing touches to the band’s signature sound on keys. The band recently welcomed Nick Lucera as their new bass player.
Pre-Order Ballyhoo!’s new EP Halo on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/haloEP.
1. Halo (Beautiful Day)
2. No Good (Sound Lounge Session)
3. The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars Cover)
The rest of the tour dates for now look like:
May 30 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore
May 31 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
Jun 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ Hard Rock Live
Jun 21 – Selden, Long Island, NY @ Beer Fields Craft Beer & Music Festival w/ Matisyahu
Jun 27 – Baltimore, MD @ Power Plant Live
Jul 06 – Nags Head, NC @ Kelly’s Outer Banks
Jul 07 – Ocean City, MD @ Seacret’s
Jul 14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE w/ 311, Sublime with Rome
Jul 19 – Lombard, IL @ Brauer House
Aug 24 – Myrtle Beach, SC @ The Boathouse
but a full US tour will be announced soon!