The Ballantynes Announce March West Coast Tour!

TourPoster3A busy year at home brought The Ballantynes into the daylight at Squamish Live! and Rifflandia, and found them opening for garage greats like the Oblivians and Roky Erickson, but on the cusp of Spring with their latest LA-TI-DA Records release making its rounds, Vancouver’s soul-drenched seven piece find themselves itching to tour on their new “Liquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church” EP. The 12 date tour winds its way along the West Coast March 15th – 29th, kicking off in Spokane, WA with dates down to Long Beach, before creeping back on up for a finale in Seattle. With wanderlust, homes away from home, and warmer weather lighting up their eyes, the septet are eager to revisit the sites and the company that dot their album covers and echo through their songs respectively.

Send them off Saturday March 1st with The Shivas and Calvin Love at Electric Owl Social Club with Jonathan Toubin’s SOUL CLAP DANCE OFF!

Dates below:

Saturday March 15th – Spokane, WA – Mootsy’s

Sunday March 16th – Boise, ID – The Crux

Monday March 17th – Reno, NV – Singers

Tuesday March 18th – Sacramento, CA – The Press Club

Thursday March 20th – Santa Rosa, CA – A PIZZA PUNX JOINT

Friday March 21st – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club

Saturday March 22nd – San Jose, CA – The Blank Club

Sunday March 23rd – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar

Monday March 24th – Los Angeles, CA – The Redwood Bar

Wednesday March 26th – San Fransisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern

Thursday March 27th – Portland, OR – The East End

Saturday March 29th – Seattle, WA – Rendezvous

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!

The Ballantynes Faith/Velvet 7″ Out Now!


Happy to announce that latest single from The Ballantynes is now available!
Pre-sales were strong on this one, but we’ve held back a short stack of regular editions to sell right here.

White vinyl editions are available as part of our singles club. Six singles, $33 ppd. We’ve got a few slots open for these, but act fast! Existing singles club members: we’ll have the next single available shortly, then the mail outs begin.

Oh yeah: if you missed last week’s release show in Vancouver, check out the amazing photo set, courtesy of Lindsay’s Diet!

And if you’re in the prairies, The Ballantynes & Needles//Pins are heading your way this weekend:



On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….

Keef falling from a palm tree.

Happy to throw our support behind this event:

We’ll be raffling off some prize packs throughout the night and helping fill some hampers. You can find all the event details here.

Speaking of Christmas, last call for the Pointed Sticks single. We’ve got a handful left from their final show at The Fall Down/Get Down. Grab your copy asap and avoid the Canada Post holiday bottleneck. Just click the “our catalogue” tab and you’re good to go.

We’ve got lots of news to share leading into 2013. But for now, wishing you the happiest of holidays from your pals at La Ti Da Records!


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