Balkans / Balkans
Album: Balkans   Collection:General
Artist:Balkans   Added:Jun 2011
Label:Double Phantom Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-10-30 Pull Date: 2012-01-01
Week Ending: Jan 1 Dec 4 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 17, 2023: Altitude Sickness
Flowers Everywhere
4. Nov 18, 2011: Airtest
Edita V, Georganne
2. Dec 28, 2011: meow
I Can't Compete
5. Nov 16, 2011: Brownian Motion
Black Swan
3. Nov 27, 2011: Everything.
Violent Girls, Georganne
6. Nov 06, 2011: Everything.
Black Swan

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2011-10-31
Quality indie rock, epic really, male fronted guitar/bass/drums but with some cool nods to electro pop and even noise. Fans of classic alt rock like Stranglers, Soft Boys might like. Rockateens especially, other Merge type bands even. Mostly peppy and fun and driving and danceable and positive and rockin’. Cool shit.

1) (2:50) starts with super cool noisey electro then launches into high energy driving pop
2) (2:49) upbeat indie rock, pop, guitar/vocal driven (play with next?)
3) (2:08) picks up the same beat as previous, could be played together, this one is irrepressible beat too with some cool noises
4) (3:00) a Morrissey vocal delivery somehow to the upbeat peppiness
5) (3:59) upbeat with a slight backbeat that I like, changes and slows midway to end
6)(3:49) how many times can I use the word upbeat? Just nice pop rock
7) (4:07) slower and heavier feel, still epic pop though, WATCH OUT: false ending with about 35 seconds left, do not stop the track yet as there is a “slight return” (er, you probably could edit it out)
8) (2:47) galloping intense almost punky feel, great
9) (4:43) slower ploddy pop song with interesting breaks for sure
10) (2:08) upbeat, guitar is getting more desperate with vocs, drop dead breaks

Track Listing
1. Edita V   6. Troubled And Done
2. I Can't Compete   7. Flowers Everywhere
3. Zebra Print   8. Let You Have It
4. Dressed In Black   9. Georganne
5. Black Swan   10. Violent Girls