East Coast reggae infused punk rockers Ballyhoo! just released their fifth studio album, “Pineapple Grenade”, through their newly founded personal label Right Coast Records on June 25, 2013. “Pineapple Grenade” is Ballyhoo’s follow up to their last release “Daydreams” in 2011. With “Pineapple Grenade” it is a much more personal and relaxed album in comparison to the more upbeat anthems present on “Daydreams”. This is certainly not a bad thing by any means. Ballyhoo! really took their time when writing “Pineapple Grenade” spending six months working on the album finely crafting every aspect of it.
Ballyhoo! did an excellent job of including their fans throughout the entire process of writing and recording the album. Back in the spring Ballyhoo! started the Hardcore Hooligans program. Basically for those fans who were wise enough to pre-order the album back when the promotion was running they were given exclusive access to in studio updates, live chats, and more direct insight from the band. Along with “Pineapple Grenade”, Hardcore Hooligans received a complete package bundle that included, a variety of collectibles, and fans were then given access to the album weeks before it was officially released. This was certainly a great deal and unique promotional model that more bands could learn from as a great method for connecting with their fans on a much deeper and personal level.
On “Pineapple Grenade” frontman Howi Spangler takes a more personal and emotional route with his lyrics providing a deeper amount of substance throughout the album. Many of the songs provide feelings of positivity with many of them involving triumph over a variety of life’s obstacles. Ballyhoo! exhibit a smooth and crisp sound throughout the entire album showcasing how tight knit they have become musically over their many years together. No matter how somber some of the tracks may seem at times, rest assured that Ballyhoo’s feel good energy and vibe will shine through long before the song has ended.
“Pineapple Grenade” signifies a greatly diverse and sophisticated release from Ballyhoo!. Like that of a finely aged wine, Ballyhoo! took their time with this album producing their most superior and complex offering yet. Without a doubt Ballyhoo! are one of the hardest working bands in the industry today constantly touring across the country. They can be found nationwide this summer co-headlining the “Summer Sickness Tour” with “Authority Zero” and special guests “Versus The World”. Ballyhoo! are guaranteed to put on an excellent live show that leaves venue after venue feeling great and continually bobbing their heads to the band’s smooth reggae sound. For feel good rhythms and vibes that can make any day feel like summer in a tropical paradise be sure to pick up Ballyhoo’s “Pineapple Grenade” available now on Right Coast Records. Follow the links below to keep up to date with Ballyhoo’s latest news, tour updates, and more.