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Balto’s Alt-Folk Single “Black Snake Mojave Blues” Out Today

LA’s indie rockers, Balto, have just release their Beach Boys inspired single Black Snake Mojave Blues, out today via Northern Transmissions. Dan describes the writing process, stating, “I envisioned it as a slow sad song originally, but I’d left my guitar in Open G and was knocking around a blues and thought to try the song a different way.” Black Snake Mojave Blues sees Balto turn up the dial on westcoast alt-folk. After moving to LA from the Pacific Northwest, the band is influenced by a “sunnier” more textured sound, making the anxiety of feeling like everything is wrong FEEL really fun. Listen here

Hailing from Los Angeles, CA Balto consists of band members Dan Sheron, Seth Mower, Ben Mower and Carl Osterlof. The band draws inspiration from artists like My Morning JacketDr. DogAlabama Shakes, and The Arcs. In 2011, Balto unveiled their debut album October’s Road, prompting the release of Monuments in 2012,  2015’s  Call it By It’s Name, and Strangers (LP) in 2017. The three upcoming singles will be released in November and December 2018.


11/28 – The Hi Hat – Los Angeles, CA

12/1 – Ironstock – Ventura, CA

12/3 – Love Song – Los Angeles, CA

1/23 – NAMM 2019 – Anaheim, CA

1/30 – Bootleg Theater – Los Angeles, CA

2/23 – Fernwood Resort – Big Sur, CA

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Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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