Restless Generation

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Balto's new LP, lovingly pressed to vinyl here in Oregon!

    Included along with the 150 gram record is a CD version and a download code for any format you choose! Features full-color mixed-media artwork by Alyce Vasquez and a postcard for your refrigerator.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Strangers via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Those were the days she was a christian
Godless, honest, and polite
I fell into her crimson arms
her sheets were sails in every dawn
I Was a tourist in her house, for a short time in the south

I gathered flowers from the neighbors’ yards
Scattered petals for my love to find
I staggered up and down the block
I felt an outlaw on the run
We were but tourists in that spring - there was a light on everything

I’m spending most days in my memories
A scene in shadow on every corner, every street
But how I lingered far too long
where the lotus eaters’ go
I was a child, last I knew, then I fell in love with you

Oh what a restless generation
walks the wire across an endless sea
You and I becoming strangers
And every moment passing by
is just a lifetime left behind

I was awakened from an anxious dream
But the visions just won’t shake from me
The face of everyone I love
As faint as fire in the sun
the trace of everything we did
a thinning haze upon the wind
I was a tourist in your life, for a little, little while


from Strangers, released February 24, 2017



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Balto Portland, Oregon

Balto is mercurial American roots music - song-driven rock’n’roll – a hair-raising live band from the Northwest – electric guitars and Hammond organs, swirling psychedelia, an occasional Bonzo drum flourish, held down on bass by a former fighter with a deep admiration for James Jamerson ... more


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