ARCHIVE 2007

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NEWS 9/21/07

balún is going to canada!

hello. we are very excited to announce that we're going to play in the pop montreal international music
festival! this year the fest will run from october 3-7, and we'll play on saturday, october 6 @ le cagibi!
some of the guests this year include grizzly bear, daedelus, the national, final fantasy, earlimart,
among others. spread the word! this show is gonna be really good. visit pop montreal for schedule!

two compilations! yes sir. very soon the netlabel Petite&Jolie will release their first compilation and
we have a new song on it! Also we are going to appear in a compilation by the brazillian label
"Si No Puedo Bailar, No Es Mi Revolucion" with other latin american and spanish artists such as Carrie,
Childs, Souvlaki, .Tape., etc!

remixes! there is a super cool Balun remix project that is going to be released next year. we can't tell
that much but we are going to have people froms labels like Brilliante, Audiodregs, Darla, Spa.rk and
Static Discos remixing our music. very nice. also we are working on a remix for Genji Siraisi and that
will also come out in the following months.

new song! We put up in our myspace the new song that is going to appear on the Petite&Jolie compi-
lation. the song is called "Alicia" and it's part of the new stuff that we have recorded this year.
Hope you like it! www.myspace.com/balun

more media! pic sets (1, 2, 3), audio interview, video, and reviews (1, 2 )from our 2007 usa mini-tour!

 

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NEWS 7/9/07

it's time for a USA mini-tour!


hi all, after doing a couple of great shows back in our homeland puerto rico, now we are going on a mini
tour this month in the US and we'll play in nyc and chicago. so if you haven't seen us, come to our shows,
some of them are free! ;)

july 14 @ sound fix records, brooklyn w/ the lk (sweden), anni rossi, mad gregs, lady lucille and ing
july 16 @ the annex, new york w/ addictive tragedy, blood red sun, and the late night
july 18 @ wluw 88.7 fm radio (rock sin anestecia radio show), chicago
july 20 @ schuba's, chicago w/ boat, walker kong and adam fitz
july 22 @ the apple store, chicago
july 25 @ the trash bar, brooklyn w/ money paper heart, renminbi, all parallels, and dukes of denmark

pictures and video! check out some pics from our shows in puerto rico! Show 1 pics Show 2 pics Video!

 

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NEWS 6/1/07

summer's here!


yes sir! and to celebrate we are going back to Puerto Rico to play a couple of dates with our friends!
this is our schedule up to now but always check our myspace site for up to date info. in july we'll be playing
a series of shows in the US too! we have new songs and new merch, so be sure to go to one our shows!

saturday, june 9 - Frecuencias Alternas radio show (WRTU 89.7 FM) 9 PM - www.frecuenciasalternas.com
friday, june 15 - Hard Rock Cafe, Old San Juan, 9 PM - w/ MiMa
saturday, june 23 - Taller Ce, Calle Robles 55, Rio Piedras, 9 PM - w/ Pas-Toxique and Jorge Castro

on june 12, our EP Collection will be available in physical and digital format in stores such as Amazon, iTunes,
Sony Connect, Best Buy, etc. Our friends from the NYC label Expansion Team are re-releasing this album!

and the website NY Remezcla interviewed us, and you can read it online!

 

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NEWS 5/7/07

the spring update!

we had a blast at cracker's united friction party last month @ mercury lounge. we want to thank the crackers
for inviting us, ed (brilliante) for helping us with that, and to everyone who showed up and made our set a very
pleasant and welcoming one. we didn't expect the reaction that we got and we are very happy. also thanks to
the people who went to our last-minute show at fat baby. we are planning to do a series of shows in the US and
Puerto Rico during this summer. roadtrip anyone?

CMJ did a review of the show and they talked about our set! You can check it out here: balun en los nuyores
also you can find a whole bunch of pics from the show here: cracker cam for you

a surprise. here's a couple of dates for May in New York City! We are going to do a series of special
performances as a duo (like in the ol' days!) and we are going to try out new songs with new instruments.

may 22 @ Pianos (158 Ludlow), NYC with Bell
may 29 @ Crash Mansion (199 Bowery), NYC for Expansion Team Records Release Party

and the EP Collection is going to be re-released stateside and worldwide via Expansion Team Records! So
now you can enjoy our first songs. Ya-ha!

new song! we have a new song on the mp3-compilation "electronica unplugged 2" of the aerotone netlabel.
our song is called "sweet n low" and features nora in the tiple! you can download the whole compilation for
free at aerotone.net

 

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NEWS: 3/8/07

 hi all. hola a todos. 2007 has arrived.


first of all. we are vey hapy to announce that we have our nyc debut very soon. we are going to be
playing in the mercury lounge on the 5th of april of 2007! we are going to be opening up for mahogany
and land of talk. it looks like its going to be a lot of fun. Brought to you by:
www.crackersunited.com

4/3 show update! The Annex show was cancelled and it will be rescheduled to snother date in the summer.
We'll let you know. Sorry!

and while we are on NYC news, as some of you may know, 1/2 of balun is now living in the city. so if
you live in new york (or any other city for that matter) and are considering balun for a show, you can
now contact us!


also be on the lookout for new balún songs this year. we are scheduled to appear on two compilations.
one is on the
aerotone netlabel and the other one is on the petite & jolie netlabel. plus we are working
on new songs for a very cool top-secret-project-that-we-can't talk-about-yet-but-we-want-to-tell-
everybody because it is... well, very cool. nice!

oh, we updated the media section. now you can download more songs from our album and also the video.


and now on to the side projects!


angelica's "arturo en el barco" has just appeared on two free netlabel compilations. one song is on the
aerotone
netlabel "electronica unplugged" compilation and the other one is on tripostal, which is the
netlabel set up by the good people from carte postale. so visit both sites to get your hands on some
new songs!


and andres' "los nervios" has just finished his 2nd EP. so the release will be pretty soon. visit his
myspace to hear some of the new songs. andres represents villa avila to the fullest. we kid you not.