Ballyhoo!’s New “Pineapple Grenade”

Ballyhoo!’s New “Pineapple Grenade”

On June 25th, Aberdeen, MD’s reggae/rock band Ballyhoo! will drop their new 14 track album, Pineapple Grenade. The album features a song produced by Rome Ramirez and mixed by the great, Paul Leary. This album will be released amidst their Summer tour with Authority Zero!

Pineapple Grenade is the bands first full length album since the fall 2011 release of Daydreams, which was also nominated for Album of the Year in The Pier’s 2011 Pier Awards.

Singer/Guitarist, Howi Spangler shared this about the forthcoming release: “Pineapple Grenade! is more chill than Daydreams, but the songs still hit pretty hard in other ways. We got to play around with guitar tones and different sounds – I love that we try new things with each release.”

The first single off the album will be the song, titled “Run” on May 14th. Pre-order options for both digital and physical copies will also begin next Tuesday, May 14th. The iTunes pre-order will include 2 bonus tracks while the Physical pre-orders will include 1 free song and t-shirt bundling options. All of this is outlined at

The group is excited to announce that the album will be released independently via the groups newly launched record label, Right Coast Records. All the songs were written & produced by Ballyhoo! with the exception of the song “No Good”, that was produced by Rome Ramirez of Sublime with Rome. Most of the album was recorded with Greg Shields & Mike Stebe out of Sound Lounge Studios in Winter Park, FL. And the cover art you see below was drawn up by Shaun Logan, a staple in the visual arts of the reggae-rock community.

[Related: Authority Zero / Ballyhoo! Summer Tour]

The group will be 19 dates in on their Summer Sickness tour with Authority Zero when their album drops. The tour starts on May 31st in Tempe, AZ and Ballyhoo! will be performing at the Brighton Music Hall in Boston, MA on June 25th when the album is officially available.

Stay tuned for more updates on Ballyhoo!’s new album, Pineapple Grenade, as we hope to secure a song for our MP3 Leak of the Week as well as providing everyone with an Album Review & additional coverage on Ballyhoo! this summer!

Ballyhoo – Pineapple Grenade
1.) She Wants to Destroy Me
2.) Battle Cry
3.) Take It easy
4.) No Good (Produced by Rome Ramirez)
5.) Run
6.) Things We Don’t Mean
7.) Instigator
8.) Beautiful Day
9.) When They Told Me
10.) Lost at Sea
11.) Outta My mind
12.) A Lesson in Gravity
13.) Wasting Away
14.) Morning Sunlight
15.) Love Letters (iTunes bonus track)
16.) Tell My Son (iTunes bonus track)

Summer Sickness Tour Dates:
May 31st @ Marquee Theatre. Tempe, AZ
June 1st @ Time Out Sports Bar. Las Vegas, NV
June 6th @ GoPro Mountain Games. Vail, CO***
June 7th @ The Roxy. Los Angeles, CA
June 8th @ Rockin Roots Fest. Bakersfield, CA
June 9th @ Boardwalk. Orangevale, CA
June 11th @ Bottom of the Hill. San Francisco, cA
June 12th @ Hawthorne. Portland, OR
June 13th @ Studio 7. Seattle, WA
June 14th @ The Reef. Boise, ID
June 15th @ Bar Deluxe. Salt Lake City, UT
June 16th @ Marquis Theatre. Denver, CO
June 18th @ Black Sheep. Colorado Springs, CO
June 19th @ Granada Theater. Lawrence, KS
June 20th @ Firebird. St. Louis, MO
June 21st @ Reggies. Chicago, IL
June 22nd @ Peabody. Cleveland, OH
June 23rd @ Lee’s Palace. Toronto, ON
June 25th @ Brighton Music Hall. Boston, MA
June 26th @ Fete. Providence, RI
June 27th @ Gramercy Theatre. New York City, NY
June 28th @ Hard Rock. Philadelphia, PA
June 29th @ Rams Head Live. Baltimore, MD
June 30th @ Stone Pony. Asbury Park, NJ
July 2nd @ Kelly’s. Nags Head, NC
July 3rd @ Seacrets Nite Club. Ocean City, MD
July 5th @ Jewish Mother. Virginia Beach, VA
July 7th @ Boat House. Myrtle Beach, SC***
July 9th @ Masquerade. Atlanta, GA
July 10th @ Freebird. Jacksonville, FL
July 11th @ The Beacham. Orlando, FL
July 12th @ Jannus Live. St. Petersberg, FL
July 13th @ Beach Bash. Satellite Beach, FL
July 14th @ Propaganda Street Festival. Lake Worth, FL
July 16th @ Vinyl. Pensacola, FL
July 18th @ Scout Bar. Houston, TX
July 19th @ Trees. Dallas, TX
July 20th @ House of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX
July 21st @ Stubb’s Jr. Austin, TX
July 23rd @ Jacks. San Antonio, TX
July 24th @ Tricky Falls. El Paso, TX
July 25th @ Launchpad. Albuquerque, NM
July 26th @ Opheum Theatre. Flagstaff, AZ
July 27th @ The Hut. Tucson, AZ

*** = Ballyhoo! Only

Ballyhoo! Links:
Ballyhoo! MP3 Massive (FREE “Antisocial” MP3)
FREE “Marijuana Laws” MP3
Ballyhoo! Website
Ballyhoo! Facebook

Article By: Mike Patti
Photo By: Kit Chalberg

Watch: Ballyhoo! – “Walk Away”