Published Apr 02, 2015Tongue-in-cheek Toronto indie rockers Blimp Rock dropped their self-titled debut LP back in 2013, but they're back with a new one and hoping to hop over the hurdle of a Sophomore Slump unscathed. The record is officially out on April 7, but Exclaim! is streaming it in its entirety right now.
The highly ambitious group formed with the lofty goal of buying an airship and putting on "the world's first blimp-based music festival over Lake Ontario" (funded by the proceeds of their musical career). Sophomore Slump is the band's second full-length fundraising effort, with a press release noting that "Blimp Rock Enterprises private stock has already tripled in value in anticipation of the release."
Well, the anticipation is over, and you can now hear frontman Peter Demakos lead his band through sonic homages to "boys who cry during movies," "conflict resolution over stolen pizza" and the previously shared homebody anthem "Let's All Stay In Tonight."
As a band, Blimp Rock might be reaching for the sky (literally), but Sophomore Slump is a down-to-earth offering of songs that come across as both funny and sincere. You can listen to the whole thing, a week before its release by hitting play below.