Needles//Pins “Out of This Place/Date Night” Pre-Orders and 12:34 REISSUE!

Hope everybody is getting the most out of those last days of summer! Before it’s back to school or back to reality, let’s talk Needles//Pins? There’s a lot to talk about!


┬áNeedles//Pins “Out of This Place/Date Night (You Bring the Napalm)” (LTDR018)

Recorded by our man Felix Fung at Little Red Sound. Simply put, Out Of This Place is one of those perfectly immediate N//P anthems. Date Night is the creeper–and hey, our very own Vanessa Dandurand backing vox by happy accident on the b-side!

Although the streams have been up awhile, we pushed this one back a little, largely to coincide with some recent developments. Exciting recent developments…

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce a reissue of their debut LP, 12:34!

needlespinsWith the Mammoth Cave pressing now sold out, we are beyond stoked to be involved with the second press. Special thanks to Evan and Paul for their support and blessing on this. This should be ready in time for Fall Down/Get Down in November.

Speaking of Fall Down/Get Down, we leaked the dates last week: Thursday November 14th – Sunday November 17th. Round two. It’s on. We’ll have info for you in the coming weeks.

But rolling right on down the road, you can catch Needles//Pins this weekend at Awesomefest in San Diego! Then it’s Rifflandia time in a few short weeks! After that, they quad up for a pair of shows in Vancouver & Victoria with The Tranzmitors and good buds from back east, The White Wires and Sonic Avenues, who are out our way for the Dirtnap Anniversary Showcases in Seattle and PDX!




Check the upcoming shows tab for the nitty gritty. More goods next week!


Back to Civilization, but Still Out of Control….

On behalf of The Ballantynes, a big thanks to everyone who made Squamish such a great time! Shout outs to Gumby and the wine-smoothie chick! Day-makers for sure.

Tons of recaps to kill your coffee break: Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, and the Vancouver Weekly all weighing in.

And speaking of loveable characters from our youth, are we in Pee Wee’s Playhouse? Cause I swear the word of the day is FESTIVALS!


Next stop? Victoria, BC for Rifflandia 2013!

A whole pack of us are getting together for a big LA-TI-DA party and SHOWCASE Saturday, September 14th at the Victoria Events Centre: Needles//Pins, The Ballantynes, and all the way from Brooklyn, NY, The Jay Vons! Doors at 8:30 PM.

If you’ve doing the wristband or night pass thing, we recommend getting down there early; if previous years at VEC are any indication, it’s going to be a busy, busy night.

Then grab whatever soothes your hang over and hit Royal Athletic Park at NOON on Sunday, September 15th where The Ballantynes will be warming up the MAIN STAGE for dudes like Big Boi and Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros.

We coudn’t be more excited for Riff. Of the many, many logs in the proverbial campfire this summer, this one burns pretty bright.

Burning bright? Burning out? Out of our minds? WE MUST BE because the ball is rolling for FALL DOWN / GET DOWN 2013 November 14th-17th! We’ve set the dates, mark them on your calendars, and we promise all will be revealed soon!

Stay tuned, because we’ve got MORE EXCITING LA-TI-DA ANNOUNCEMENTS coming this month!