Three Marsupials, one Love. Est. 2006. Built with pride in Montreal, Canada.
Lex Milton - Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar, Synths, Drums
Steve Robertson - Guitar, Drums, Synths, and Studio
Eric Wrazen - Bass, Guitar, Synths
,Indie Rock,Psychedelic,Rock,Prog-Rock/Art Rock,Unclassifiable
This was the Balloon Marsupials(2007)
Electric, groove, acid folk/soul for mammals. The first of a decade long adventure.
Jesus' Blood Never Failed Me Yet(2008)
Organic Soul-Filled Groove
Criswell Predicts is a Balloon Marsupials concept album based on the life and legacy of 1950's / 60's celebrity psychic Jeron Criswell King (18 August 1907 – 4 October 1982) aka; The Amazing Criswell. Criswell predicts that you people will listen to and love this album... in your incredible future.
The title says it all.... So Close. In their 4th annual RPM endeavour, BM attempted live mic recordings with an acoustic drum kit. With many repeated attempts, we failed to capture the sounds we were seeking. The valient efforts, yet ultimate semi-car wreck, were encapsulated in the legendary 'Winter Repose' incident. In the end, the band abandoned all attempts at live drum recordings in favour of our tried-and-true drum machines & electronics. The album you hear today was the end result of one big ,final, desperate, last ditch improvised session... with only days to spare! 'The Moon She Follows' is the only surviving relic from the live drum recordings! So damn Close!
"19" is Balloon Marsupials' 5th RPM Challenge entry, and is a significant departure from the band's original electro-psychedelic feel to a more rock-based sound.
To live a year a century behind in entirety defines the beginning and the end of the beginning of the end. 2012191219122012. Another concept album from the Balloon Marsupials.
20G? What is that, you wonder? Well, as you may deduce by the colourful album cover, '20G' clearly means 20 freakin' guitars! The Marsupial objective for RPM 2013 was to use each and EVERY one of the guitars pictured on the cover at least once in the 17-song recordings. Not too many Fenders and Gibsons, though... mostly Cort, Mann, Jay Turser, and other lonely & unloved $50 thrift bin axes... with a few Yamaha and Ibanez thrown in the mix. Awesome cover photos by Barron von Wrazen! Count 'em all! 20G :)
The Balloon Marsupial version of a straight forward pop-rock album.
Marsupials for Freedom(2015)
Welcome to the Future. Rock is dead And, technically speaking, so are you. After the total economic collapse all nations are divided into two tiers: The Few - who control government and industry, and The Many - virtual slaves who toil day in and day out at thankless jobs. The Many are kept under control through wireless neural implants called “WiPods”. Voluntarily installed by The Many for entertainment purposes, the implants allowed unlimited free movies TV shows and music to be beamed directly into the user’s brain... But unlimited entertainment came at a cost. That cost was freedom. Until one day, a bug was discovered in the WiPod technology. That bug was Rock Music. The power and the spirit of ROCK could overcome the WiPod programming and restore one’s free will – and one’s FREEDOM. This is the story of how it happened. This is…. Marsupials for Freedom!!!!
Deities & Demigods(2016)
Its BM's 10th RPM offering! (Say what?) This year, the Marsupials chose to forge their thematic vision by delving into the strange and rich world of Gods, myth and fantasy. From the Greek goddess Aphrodite, to the Finnish mythology of Ukko, the cultural legacy of human mythology was explored, for both lyrical and sonic inspiration. In the process, much was learned about the deities and demigods from the myriad of civilizations of human history. RPM 2016 was yet another fantastic experience... and challenge. And, of course, always a great way to pass the cold dark months of a Canadian February. Thanks again, RPM!
A tribute to the forgotten age of silent film and the ghosts of the silent screen.