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Balthrop, Alabama


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You may have heard that the town of Balthrop was founded in 1847 in Alabama’s Iron Belt. You might also have heard that Balthrop was once a booming steel town, but these days it has relaxed into an easier pace, providing a home to a close-knit community of shopowners, innkeepers, handymen, farmers, students, and a milkman. They do a pretty good job of keeping each others’ secrets. Or so you may have heard.

In fact, the band Balthrop, Alabama was formed in early 2006 in Brooklyn, New York by Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop and eight or nine of their musically-inclined neighbors. They get together every so often to sing songs about dead people in love.


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  • onelazycracka

    I agree with the previous post. It's not that the male vocals are bad, but the songs with the female lead vocals really outshine the others by far.

    5 Sep 2012 Reply
  • tian2992

    I like the songs where the girl sings, as most of the guys' voices are too dissonant for my taste.

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • joshuaknolan

    great job at southgate house... may it rest in peace...

    13 Dec 2011 Reply
  • mrbojanglesbz

    This video is pretty cool, with Andrew Vladeck from Balthrop, Alabama jamming and chatting in a studio:

    7 Dec 2010 Reply
  • zooey_glass

    yeah you guys are wonderful

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • freeBee1976

    crooklyn in the house mah-fa*&^

    23 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Adeline_XO

    I was so sad when you canceled the Montevallo show.. :[ Still love you guys, though.

    1 Apr 2009 Reply
  • starsburnonfire

    you guys were great at the Brooklyn Country fair :)

    21 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Killersepp

    WONDERFUL low-fi stuff. Sounds a bit like a mixture of Eels & The Decembrists (for lack of a better comparision). BTW, to anyone out there: You can actually download the "Your Big Plans & Our Little Town"-album on their website for free.

    19 Sep 2008 Reply
  • jimcasey

    Loved Pascal's solo work -- Balthrop's Explode has gotta be one of my favorite tracks right now. Awesome.

    11 Feb 2008 Reply
  • SandraPark

    I love you guys!!

    19 Jul 2007 Reply
  • amshoshin

    Small town Balthrop, Alabama rocks the big city! Thank God! -elba

    7 Feb 2007 Reply
  • prouddragonfly

    Y'all are AWESOME!

    4 Feb 2007 Reply

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