Category Archives: News

LOOK: Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich Names Gloom Balloon an Act To Watch

Bob Nastanovich, former drummer of Pavement, was featured as the first Sheep Dip Tipster in the punk, grunge, and garage zine Velvet Sheep. Gloom Balloon is mentioned at the end, where Nastanovich is asked what acts he thinks music fans should be listening to. “On the current tip, I’ll row in with the Des Moines, […]

LISTEN: Exclusive Brooks Strause ‘A New Man’ From the Vinyl Reissue of Dead Animals

Check out A New Man by Brooks Strause, one of the new and exclusive tracks from the vinyl reissue of his album Dead Animals. The album originally, released in 2009, is available for the first time on vinyl from our store. Dead Animals has been completely remixed by the artist and remastered to bring the […]

LISTEN: Christopher the Conquered Debuts New Single via Yahoo Music + LIVE: CTC & Gloom Balloon Announce Tour Dates

Christopher the Conquered was debuted on Yahoo! You can hear the first single off his new album, “I’m Giving Up On Rock and Roll”. Wendy Geller from Yahoo says, “Ford has a new album in the works, which as of yet has no release date, but he’s eager to share a fresh track with fans. Yahoo Music is […]

LOOK: Gloom Balloon review + LIVE: Upcoming Max Ames Artists shows

Gloom Balloon‘s new cassette dropped this week on St. Patrick’s Day, you can order it here. You want to make sure you get your hands on it! Dmshows.com had this to say about the collection: “‘A Notice from Otis’: this upbeat track, along with ‘The Science of Love’ and ‘She Was The One That Got Away’, are the […]

PRE-ORDER: Gloom Balloon

On March 17th, 2015 (St. Patrick’s Day), Maximum Ames Records will release it’s first ever cassette! The release will be a limited edition cassette titled Songs that Couldn’t Swim (A Collection of Demos) from Gloom Balloon’s Patrick Tape Fleming. The cassette comes with a download card packaged in it! You’ll use this to access your digital version. The pre-order exclusives […]