Blackout Balter is an electrifying, 5-piece Alternative Rock band from Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Their first EP, Twist And Bend, featured Dave Keuning (The Killers), and received critical acclaim by the famed Consequence of Sound and Paste Magazine media outlets—two of America’s most important music magazines; and the album charted on CMJ’s “Top 200” and was named an FMQB “Top 25 Album” while being spun on some of America’s most important radio stations, to include KROQ.

‘Burn The Ships’ is the third single to be taken from Blackout Balter’s forthcoming debut album ‘Animal’ which explodes with a rush of punk and alternative rock energies, ready to seize the moment and arrest the senses. An unapologetic assertion of love, struggle, and leaving, the band’s aptly-titled Animal speaks to human nature at its most visceral core: When gut instinct supersedes logic, and our inner animal roars. Blackout Balter’s first full-length album, produced by Grammy-winner Jeremy Ferguson (Cage the Elephant engineer and producer), and assisted by Grammy-winner Emily Lazar (David Bowie, Cold Play), provides 14 tracks of pure adrenaline that inspires, excites, and pushes us to attack our dreams.

“I think this video does a good job capturing the spirit of the song,” says Blackout Balter frontman, Phil Cohen. “It’s an epic video, and we have the bruises to prove it [laughs]. At one point, Mike [the video producer] asked me how I felt about falling down the stairs. I said I was up for it, but had no idea I’d be asked to do it so many times [laughs]. We shot this video in two days, and when I got back home from the first day of shooting, I had bruises all along one side of my body. When I arrived for the second day of shooting, Mike said, ‘I’d like to do a couple more shots of you falling down the stairs, but this time I want you to do a backwards summersault as you’re falling.’ I laughed because I thought he was joking.”
“When I heard the concept was going to be Alien Invasion, I was so stoked,” says Christina Pollitt, Blackout Balter keys player. “Little did we know, that would mean shooting throughout the middle of the night, getting blasted in the face by a leaf blower, and being pelted by flying flares [laughs]. But it was all worth it in the end.”


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