Fresh Track: Balue “Australian Summer”
Denver native Eli Thomas is the brain behind a new lo-fi, dream pop project called Balue. Earlier this month, the band released a five-track EP entitled Worry Toobs. The first words of the opening track set the tone for the rest of the release: “Yeah we’re goin’ to the beach.” Balue is the latest, in a slew of indie artists, to build its sound on a foundation of surf, sand and sea shells. The beach has always served as a welcome destination for the mind’s wandering eye. Though the Midwest winter has proved mild this year, a summer escape is never a bad thing – even if only for the length of a song. Thomas does the season justice from his wintery, mountaintop view in Denver. Stream “Australian Summer” below. Pick up a copy of the EP for the price of your e-mail via Balue’s Bandcamp page.
Written by Rob Peoni