Band to Watch- Gloom Balloon

photo by tony galloro

photo by tony galloro

Patrick Tape Fleming of Iowa based band The Poison Control Center has recorded himself a delightful carnival on his new solo release under the name Gloom Balloon. As listeners, we are so lucky to get to hear the album released on December 3rd, as Fleming had suicidal feelings of dejection after his band’s hiatus, saved by the shock of the death of Olivia Tremor Control’s Bill Doss, a personal hero of Fleming’s. Naming the project after the first painting that he created when craving an artistic outlet during the hiatus, Fleming blends flutes, saxophone and honest, spoken word lyrics into a gorgeous eclectic sound on his new single “She Was The One That Got Away”. It sounds like walking down the street on a nice fall day and catching the scent of an ex’s perfume. Listen to his new single at the link below and check him out in your town:

10/24 – Northfield, MN – The Chapel
10/25 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club (w/ Jacuzzi Boys)
10/26 – Beloit, WI – Coughy Haus
10/27 – TBA
10/28 – Chicago, IL – Township
10/29 – Galesburg, IL – TBA
10/30 – St. Louis, MO – Livery Company
10/31 – Nashville, TN – TBA
11/01 – Chattanooga, TN – JJ’s Bohemia
11/02 – Athens, GA – Flicker Theater
11/03 – Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge
11/04 – Memphis, TN – CourtHouse Co-op (all ages)
11/05 – Memphis, TN – Poplar Loungs (21+)
11/06 – Lafayette. LA – Artmosphere
11/07 – Houston, TX – TBA
11/08 – Austin, TX – Hole in the Wall
11/09 – Denton, TX – JJ’s Pizza
11/10 – Fayetteville, AR – Nightbird Books
11/11 – Colombia, MO – TBA
11/12 – Kirksville, MO – The Aquadome

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