Ballyhoo! releases their fifth studio album, Pineapple Grenade, via Right Coast Records today, June 25th. The full album is now streaming on ARTISTdirect (http://bit.ly/PGartistd), MSN Music (http://on-msn.com/QnbIPC) and Spotify (http://spoti.fi/19ytmJB). The first single off the album, “Run” is officially in rotation at SiriusXM Faction.
Purchase Pineapple Grenade on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/PineappleGrenade) for digital copies and Ballyhoo!’s website www.ballyhoorocks.com for physical copies. The iTunes exclusive version includes two bonus tracks.
Lead singer/guitarist for Ballyhoo! Howi Spangler shares his excitement for today’s release. “We are thrilled to finally get Pineapple Grenade out to the world. It’s been a long six months from writing and recording to artwork and finally going to press. It’s coming out on our own label as well. That’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time. We love the songs and general vibe of the album. Can’t wait for our hooligans and any potential new listeners to hear it. Cheers!”
In celebration of the new album, Ballyhoo! created a signature “Pineapple Grenade” shot and created a how-to video for fans to recreate it at home. Watch the video instructions from the band, here: http://bit.ly/HowToPG
1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Stoli Vanilla Vodka
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Splash of Sprite
Shake with ice and pour into a shot glass. Dash of Grenadine in the middle.
The new 14-track album is a step forward for the band in many ways, including a new track produced by Rome Ramirez (Sublime with Rome) and mixed by Paul Leary (U2, Sublime).
Alongside the album release, Ballyhoo! are currently co-headlining the 2013 Summer Sickness Tour with Authority Zero and special guests Versus The World. The 2-month trek kicked off on May 31st in Tempe, AZ and includes 40+ shows across 27 states spanning from California to Canada to Florida.
Pineapple Grenade is Ballyhoo!’s first new album since releasing Daydreams in the Fall of 2011, which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Reggae Charts and #4 on Amazon. The success of Daydreams led the band to navigate their most successful year yet, playing 166 shows in 2012 including the Vans Warped Tour, the 311 Caribbean Cruise in 2012 and 2013, Bamboozle, and a national tour with Tribal Seeds.
Ballyhoo!’s relaxed sound mixed with the band’s energetic performance style has been gaining a reputation on the national alternative radio scene as well. Highlights of Ballyhoo!’s radio play include: HFS Baltimore, WWDC Washington DC, SiriusXM Faction, WRFF Philadelphia, KUCD Honolulu, KRAB Bakersfield, WEND Charlotte, WARQ Columbia, KITS San Francisco, WJRR Orlando, WRKN New Orleans, KFMA Tucson, WRRV Hudson Valley, WXDX Pittsburgh, WSUN Tampa, and KDJE Little Rock.
Ballyhoo! have released Pineapple Grenade today, June 25th. For details, visit: www.ballyhoorocks.com.
01. She Wants to Destroy Me
02. Battle Cry
03. Take It Easy
04. No Good (prod. by Rome Ramirez)
06. Things We Don’t Mean
08. Beautiful Day
09. When They Told Me
10. Lost at Sea
11. Outta My Mind
12. A Lesson in Gravity
13. Wasting Away
14. Morning Sunlight
15. Love Letters (iTunes bonus track)
16. Tell My Son (iTunes bonus track)
Check out more on Ballyhoo! here:
Summer Sickness Tour w/ Authority Zero:
|Jun 25||Brighton Music Hall||Boston, MA|
|Jun 26||Fete||Providence, RI|
|Jun 27||Gramercy Theatre||New York, NY|
|Jun 28||Hard Rock Cafe||Philadelphia, PA|
|Jun 29||Rams Head Live!||Baltimore, MD|
|Jun 30||The Stone Pony||Asbury Park, NJ|
|Jul 2||Kelly’s||Nags Head, NC|
|Jul 3||Seacrets||Ocean City, MD|
|Jul 5||The Jewish Mother||Virginia Beach, VA|
|Jul 6**||New Brookland Tavern||West Columbia, SC|
|Jul 7**||Boathouse||Myrtle Beach, SC|
|Jul 9||The Masquerade||Atlanta, GA|
|Jul 10||Freebird Live||Jacksonville, FL|
|Jul 11||Beacham Theatre||Orlando, FL|
|Jul 12||Jannus Live||St. Petersburg, FL|
|Jul 13||BeachBash||Satellite Beach, FL|
|Jul 14||Propaganda – Summer Daze||Lake Worth, FL|
|Jul 16||Vinyl Music Hall||Pensacola, FL|
|Jul 17||Varsity Theatre||Baton Rouge, LA|
|Jul 18||Scout Bar||Houston, TX|
|Jul 19||Trees||Dallas, TX|
|Jul 20||House of Rock||Corpus Christi, TX|
|Jul 21||Stubb’s Jr||Austin, TX|
|Jul 23||Jack’s Bar||San Antonio, TX|
|Jul 24||Tricky Falls||El Paso, TX|
|Jul 25||Launchpad||Albuquerque, NM|
|Jul 26||Orpheum Theatre||Flagstaff, AZ|
|Jul 27||The Rock||Tucson, AZ|
|Jul 30**||The Lift||Red River, NM|
|Aug 1**||The Waiting Room||Omaha, NE|
|Aug 3**||Lock, Dock, Barrel||Port Clinton, OH|
|Aug 9**||Flying W Airport Resort||Medford, NJ|
|Aug 29**||Café Eleven||St. Augustine, FL|
|Aug 30**||High Dive w/ Less Than Jake||Gainesville, FL|
|Aug 31||High Dive w/ Less Than Jake||Gainesville, FL|