Lost Balloons “Hey Summer” Out June 16th!

Lost Balloons “Hey Summer” Out NOW!

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Hey folks – Lost Balloons “Hey Summer” is officially out, just in time for (you guessed it!) summer!

The first 300 are on white vinyl, and are exclusively available from our mailorder partners, Green Noise Records! They also have 1000’s of other items available, and offer free shipping in the US with a $35 order! And just a quick reminder, we no longer sell merch on Bandcamp. If you want this LP on white, you MUST order from the Green Noise Records site. (www.greennoiserecords.com)

Here are direct links to buy:

Mailorder-Exclusive-White-Vinyl-LP: https://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/lost-balloons-hey-summer-white-vinyl-lp

CD: https://store.greennoiserecords.com/products/lost-balloons-hey-summer-cd

Download/Listen: https://dirtnaprecords.bandcamp.com/album/lost-balloons-hey-summer


Texas and Japan team up for a trans-Pacific, 2 man summertime pop explosion!

Lost Balloons are Jeff Burke (Radioactivity, Marked Men, etc etc) and Yusuke Okada (of Japan’s incredible Suspicious Beasts).

Hey Summer 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.



Radioactivity/Bad Sports Tour Dates.


Lost Balloons “Hey Summer” Out 6/16!

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Lost Balloons is Jeff Burke and Yusuke Okada. Their Dirtnap debut, Hey Summer”, will be out June 16th.

Listen to the song “Numb” here, courtesy of our pals at CLRVYNT.

Sonic Avenues European Tour Dates!

Sonic Avenues’ latest Euro tour starts Thursday! Here are the dates:
Th. 30.03, D-Dresden, AZ Conni
Fr. 31.03, D-Leipzig, Zoro
Sa. 01.04, CZ-Brno, Kabinet Muz
Su. 02.04, DE-München, Kafe Kult
Mo. 03.04, AT-Vienna, Venue TBA
Tu. 04.04, HR-Zagreb, Mocvara
We. 05.04, IT-Bergamo, Edone
Th. 06.04, IT-Ronca, Jack The Ripper
Fr. 07.04, IT-Fidenza, Arci Taun
Sa. 08.04, IT-La Spezia, Skaletta Rock Club
Su. 09.04, SUI-Geneva, Le Cabinet
Mo. 10.04, FRA, Toulouse, Bar Le Ravelin
Tu. 11.04, ES-Bilbao, La Nube Cafe
We. 12.04, ES-Oviedo, Lata De Zinc
Th. 13.04, ES-Madrid, Trash Can
Fr. 14.04, ES-Benidorm, Fuzzville Fest
Sa. 15.04, ES-Castellon, Four Seasons Club
Su. 16.04, ES-Zaragoza, Robby Robot
Mo. 17.04, FRA-Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tu. 18.04, BE-Antwerp, Music City
We. 19.04, D-Essen, Anyway
Th. 20.04, D-Mannheim, JUZ
Fr. 21.04, D-Hamburg, Molotow
Sa. 22.04, D-Berlin, SO36 – Nothing Nice To Say Fest

Green Noise Records Change Of Ownership

Hey there! Ken from Green Noise Records here.

I am beyond excited to announce that effective May 1st, Accident Prone Records impresario and screen printing genius Gary Bahen will be taking over as the new owner of Green Noise Records! Accident Prone Records has been around for over 20 years now, so you know Gary knows what he is doing!

Not only that, but the shop will be moving to a sweet new location at 720 N. Killingsworth. The new spot will be better located, have more stock, and more frequent in-store performances. I honestly think the new store is going to be way better than the old one.

Dirtnap Records is definitely going to continue, and Green Noise is still going to be the exclusive mailorder outlet for our color vinyl, and the one-stop-shop for Dirtnap in general. So from a customer’s perspective, very little should change in that department.

As many of you who know me personally already know, life-changes are calling me away from Portland, and I am very grateful that Gary is going to continue the shop in my absence.  When I took over Green Noise at the beginning of 2005, I never would have imagined that I would still be here doing this 12+ years later, and I definitely wouldn’t have guessed that the store would wind up outliving my involvement.

So while this is definitely a bittersweet moment, I am quite happy to be moving on to a new chapter in life, while knowing that the store will continue in capable hands. Although no longer the owner, I will remain peripherally involved with Green Noise, including maintaining a monthly “Ken’s Picks” section of the website.

The last day Green Noise will be open on Foster will be April 23rd. The shop will have a grand re-opening on Killingsworth May 6th and 7th, with DJs spinning vinyl on the 6th, and live performances on the 7th.

Thanks for everyone’s support over the years, it really does mean the world!
Ken Cheppaikode
Green Noise Records