Gloom Balloon premieres the music video for “The Shit You Put Me Through” today! Check it out over at Treble and pick up the new album, out now on Maximum Ames Records:
“…a string-laden pop tune that nods to ’70s era pop, with lots of orchestral grandeur”
The Des Moines Register‘s Matthew LeimKheuler sat down with Patrick Tape Fleming to dig into Gloom Balloon’s epic new album, Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom, Underneath the Stars and the Moon, out today on LP/CD/DL from Maximum Ames Records:
Fleming set out on his latest record, Gloom Balloon’s “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom Underneath the Stars and the Moon,” to pen a timeless letter of life and love to his son, Nilsson, who turns 2 in January. The ambitious, 14-song effort takes you through a 40-minute journey of thoughtful theatrics.
Iowa Informer reviews the new album from Gloom Balloon, Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom, Underneath the Stars and the Moon (Maximum Ames Records):
One of the things that Patrick Tape Fleming does perhaps better than anyone is to write confessional songs that are heartfelt, but not whiny, contrived, or full-on emo. In fact, at times he’s just downright hilarious while confiding in you about heartbreak, and this ability is fully on display on the second full-length Gloom Balloon album.
Speak Into My Good Eye premieres the new Gloom Balloon music video “A Sky That Looks Like A Bruise”
Music Defined premieres Gloom Balloon‘s music video “Alone In My Head”:
A while back he was selling shirts that say ‘Pat Sounds,’ a play on The Beach Boys of course, but I think that DTEOTGOG,UTSATM is the closest to Brian Wilson any human deserves to get. The production is totally compelling, drawing your ear to sounds that have little to do with the melody, but help make up the whole. It’s an atmospheric record that can also be enjoyed purely on the surface-a rare treat for music lovers.
All Things Go premieres Gloom Balloon‘s new single and music video for “Saddest Story Ever”!
“Saddest Story Ever” depicts the momentary lapses in reason that often accompany drinking alone. Vocal patterns appear and disappear, pirouetting in the haze while Mellotron doom and the inevitability of the spoken word drag the listener into a downward spiral.
The track is off their forthcoming sophomore album Drying the Tears of the Goddess of Gloom, Underneath the Stars and the Moon out September 1st on Maximum Ames Records.
Impose premieres Gloom Balloon‘s new music video for “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom” off their forthcoming sophomore LP, out on 9/1/17 on Maximum Ames Records!
“the perfect ballad…an intriguing sound…accompanied by an even more intriguing music video”
Gloom Balloon premiere “Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom” with Vents Magazine. Stream the first single from their sophomore LP, Drying the Eyes of the Goddess of Gloom, Under the Stars and the Moon, out September 1st on Maximum Ames Records:
The song is the center piece of the record. It’s all about the stages of falling in love. It’s a lot of stories rolled into one and I had to write this one to make me believe I could even start thinking about making a new record. The production is like all my musical influences wrapped into a big box with a tag that says ‘I love you, now pull me into the bathroom and kiss me already!’