Troy Von Balthazar, before working solo as TvB, became famous in the 90’s as the singer and songwriter of L.A./Hawaii cult band Chokebore. They toured all around the world, including 10 shows supporting Nirvana on their final tour, and released 5 LPs, landmarks in independant rock‘s history. By the way, TvB was born in Hawaii and used to be a skateboarder, but now lives between California and Berlin, where you could see him ride his bike, en danseuse.
Courage, mon amour !, the new Troy Von Balthazar's album, is out today! Don't miss it! Available on CD and digital - the LP version is a bit late and will come early September.
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« Artiste culte / Un disque qui donne effectivement du courage et de l'amour »
Courage, mon amour !, Troy Von Balthazar's new album to be released on August 20th is now available for pre-order! Get it on digipak CD, classic black vinyl, transparent red vinyl (limited edition - only 100 copies on this website). A bundle with a T-shirt is also available. A free TvB poster is included into all vinyl orders!
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Two years after his last album It ends like crazy, the cult Hawaiian songwriter Troy Von Balthazar announces Courage, mon amour !, a new album to be released on August 20th on Vicious Circle Records! A first extract has already escaped, "What I Like (About Me)", available as a clip below and on digital platforms.
After "Boys", "Holy Something", "Impale", "Filthy Days", "Lullaby For Psycho", "Rain Saves Lives" has got its video! All those songs are from Troy Von Balthazar's last album, It Ends Like Crazy, still available on CD, vinyle ou digital.
Video made by Emma Kathan.
Troy Von Balthazar is releasing Caution ! Poison snake ! No entry !, an intense new book of short stories, poems, flash fictions, and warped lyrics. It also features the drawings of James Kroll (Bass from Chokebore) with photos and preface by Mathias Malzieu (Dionysos). It’s both in French and English and will be in shops on April 1st via Eidola Editions!
• TvB is on tour in 2020, check out the concerts list here.
Big day today, Troy Von Balthazar is releasing a new album! It ends like crazy is now available everywhere, on CD and white vinyl (with a download card included). Also up on the digital services. A beautiful record to listen again and again.
Troy Von Balthazar will be on tour in 2019, all the dates are here.
Following "Filthy Days" and "Impale", Troy Von Balthazar shares today a new video for his song "Boys". These 3 tracks are from TvB's new album It Ends Like Crazy, to be released on March 29th via Vicious Circle! The video is directed by Joseph Paul Alvarado.
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Troy Von Balthazar is announcing today a beautiful new album It Ends Like Crazy, to be released on March 29th via Vicious Circle, and now available for pre-order! You can listen below the first single from the album, "Filthy Days".
Release date : March 29th, 2019
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The great Troy Von Balthazar will be in France soon for some gigs, don't miss him if you're around!
11/10 • LYON (69), Groom Club
12/10 • AVIGNON (84), Cave des Pas Sages
13/10 • TOULON (83), Omega Live (Rade Side Festival)
21/10 • NANTES (44), Close West – le RDC
22/10 • VENDÔME (41), Festival Les Rockomotives
23/10 • VENDÔME (41), Festival Les Rockomotives
Gorgeous live version of "Manic High" by Troy Von Balthazar! Video by Jafar Films for the new Tsugi Recording Session! "Manic High" is taken from the last TvB's album Knights of Something.
Troy Von Balthazar will be on tour on the fall.
TvB's beautiful last album Knights Of Something is still available in CD, blue vinyl and digital on our webstore!
After "Lemon Seed", "Manic High" has got its video. Produced by Broken studios, directed by Cyril Berthelot, Nicolas Bruxer and Pierre Steene. A beautiful piece of melancholia.
Troy Von Balthazar has recorded a new song with Narrow Terence, to be released on the upcoming Narrow Terence's new album, 'RUMBLE-O-RAMA', out on Feb. 3rd 2017 (Enkirama / Sounds Like Yeah! / PIAS). The track can be listened right now thanks to Sourdoreille.
Dear friends from London, the amazing Troy Von Balthazar (singer of Chokebore) will be playing two shows next week in your city! Don't miss him!
• Monday December 5th : Islington Assembly Hall, opening for Color Bars Experience plays Nick Drake.
• Tuesday December 6th : The Lock Tavern w/ Jingo
New 'Take Away Show' filmed by La Blogothèque in la Maison de l'Aiguebrun (Silencio). Troy Von Balthazar performs 'Touch is meat', song taken from his new album Knights of Something.
Troy Von Balthazar, new album Knights of Something.
Release date : April 1st 2016
Troy Von Balthazar’s 4th studio album was recorded in Berlin and the South of France. He used a combination of an old Tascam 388, tape machine and Protools, a bunch of amazing guitar pedals, and vintage microphones. It’s lo-fi songwriting and recording at it’s best, stream of consciousness music structures and powerful lyrics. The songs create a very distinct atmosphere that is really “The TvB sound”.
NEW ALBUM - 14 SONGS - 39 MIN
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AVAILABLE ON: CD (Digipak - booklet/poster with lyrics included) - BLACK VINYL (12" - printed innersleeve - includes a download coupon with a bonus track + free poster) - RED TRANSPARENT VINYL / LIMITED EDITION (same than classic black but with a colored vinyl)
TRACKLIST: 1. Black Black / 2. Mr. Cohen / 3. Snowflake / 4. Violent Summer / 5. You Owe Me / 6. Jacob / 7. Move Me / 8. What I Like (About Me) / 9. Le monde extérieur / 10. Until the Day / 11. Just Don’t It / 12. Other People / 13. End Crazy
|1.||Black Black||Troy Von Balthazar||3:08||
|2.||Mr. Cohen||Troy Von Balthazar||3:11||
|3.||Snowflake||Troy Von Balthazar||2:52||
|4.||Violent Summer||Troy Von Balthazar||2:17||
|5.||You Owe Me||Troy Von Balthazar||2:48||
|6.||Jacob||Troy Von Balthazar||2:47||
|7.||Move Me||Troy Von Balthazar||3:23||
|8.||What I Like (About Me)||Troy Von Balthazar||3:06||
|9.||Le monde extérieur||Troy Von Balthazar||1:29||
|10.||Until the Day||Troy Von Balthazar||3:39||
|11.||Just Don't It||Troy Von Balthazar||3:49||
|12.||Other People||Troy Von Balthazar||1:57||
|13.||End Crazy||Troy Von Balthazar||3:50||