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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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 - 13 SONGS - 40 MIN
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AVAILABLE ON: CD (Digipak with booklet/poster) - VINYL (12" - white vinyl - colored printed inner sleeve - includes MP3 download coupon)
TRACKLIST : 1. Rain saves lives (1:53) / 2. Holy something (3:47) / 3. Impale (2:21) / 4. Love me don't (2:49) / 5. Lullaby for psycho (3:34) / 6. Hell (3:48) / 7. Big fat tear (3:40) / 8. I put out (3:41) / 9. Stoned dancers (2:11) / 10. Fighter (3:00) / 11. Invader (2:13) / 12. Boys (3:08) / 13. Filthy days (3:01) - TOTAL TIME : 40 minutes
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From Hawaii to Europe. Troy Von Balthazar makes his tenth studio album. After 5 albums with the band ‘Chokebore’ he now delivers his 5th studio album as the infamous ‘TvB’. 'It ends like crazy' brings us his most interesting work to date. Written and recorded over a year, in a little stone house in complete isolation, out the middle of nowhere, 'It ends like crazy’ pulls us into the deep side of the pool, bringing us into watery highs and through electrical pulse back into the center of our hearts.
This album contains 13 songs from the 20+ that he recorded during this period. The title ‘It ends like crazy’ comes from the moment his car lost control on an icy road. While he was spinning this album came to him like a brick wall in a dream.
Life is short. Listen to good music. TvB, It ends like crazy.
|1.||Rain saves lives||Troy Von Balthazar||1:53|
|2.||Holy something||Troy Von Balthazar||3:47|
|3.||Impale||Troy Von Balthazar||2:21|
|4.||Love me don't||Troy Von Balthazar||2:49|
|5.||Lullaby for psycho||Troy Von Balthazar||3:34|
|6.||Hell||Troy Von Balthazar||3:48|
|7.||Big fat tear||Troy Von Balthazar||3:40|
|8.||I put out||Troy Von Balthazar||3:41|
|9.||Stoned dancers||Troy Von Balthazar||2:10|
|10.||Fighter||Troy Von Balthazar||3:00|
|11.||Invader||Troy Von Balthazar||2:13|
|12.||Boys||Troy Von Balthazar||3:08|
|13.||Filthy days||Troy Von Balthazar||3:01|