Steal This Track from The BalticBy Josh Johnson | April 28th, 2014 | No Comments »
Denver teenage shoegazer band The Baltic have released a new single. Steal “Good Pit” now!
Most musicians first experiences in a band started in high school. For most, it’s a time to have fun and learn how to play, and mostly the goal is to be cool. Jeff Tweedy of Wilco wrote of this time in “Heavy Metal Drummer,” saying, “I miss the innocence I’ve known / Playing KISS covers, beautiful and stoned.”
However, The Baltic, a Denver band of teenagers, seem to be doing something else. For a few years now, the five-piece has trickled out singles that stand firmly amongst Colorado’s best adult artists. The sound is a sophisticated blend of power pop and shoegazer with a deep affection for psychedelic rock. It even feels like your patronizing to mention their age, but the truth is it’s startling that teenagers can make such well-crafted, inspired music when most their age are practicing AC/DC covers, or something.
The band recently released a new single, “Good Pit,” available for download below. This is the third single the lads released on LGL Records, the label run by Dragondeer and The Swayback singer Eric Halborg, who also produced the tracks. This summer, the band is working with Halborg to produce its debut album, due at the end of the season. If past tracks are any evidence, this debut could be among the best Colorado releases in 2014.
Steal “Good Pit,” a song about that good sinking feeling at the start of a new relationship, then look for The Baltic playing the UMS 2014.
Please note that downloads offered via Steal This Track are intended to whet your appetite, and are NOT CD-quality recordings. If you want those, please support the artists by buying their music and/or seeing them live.
If you’re a band or musician ready to expose your fresh sounds to the readers of Reverb, email your tracks — along with any interesting facts about them, as well as a photo or album art — to Steal This Track for consideration.
Josh Johnson is a Denver freelance writer and Reverb contributor. He’s also a journeyman butcher. Seriously.