BALLANTYNES the Dark Drives, Life Signs LP
Soaked in the tradition of northern soul all nighters, Vancouver six piece THE BALLANTYNES aim for hip moving party starters and rear view reflections that keep hope, as well as keep the faith on their first full length effort, Dark Drives, Life Signs. Recorded and produced by FELIX FUNG at Little Red Sounds, the album features vocalists JARROD O'DELL, VANESSA DANDURAND, and JENNIFER WILKS trading leads and lines on this devotional to love and vice, and with COREY POLUK, MICHAEL MCDIARMID and MAX SAMPLE behind the wheel, all roads lead you straight to it. A gang of fans, dance floor regulars, and record collectors, The Ballantynes have garnered a reputation for pulling from that passion to deliver a sweat soaked, no-one-left-standing-still live show, and since their first appearance at the tail end of 2011, have supported soul and garage heavies like Lee Fields & The Expressions, Reigning Sound, The Oblivians, King Dude, and Roky Erickson, and have appeared at festivals such as Squamish, Rifflandia, Sled Island, NXNE, and Ottawa Explosion.
A2 Lets Go
A3 My Place Your Town
A6 You Were Mine
B5 I Believe