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Balto shares new song “Saints & Crows” — listen

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    A few years back, songwriter Dan Sheron found himself in the most precarious of situations: working as a telemarketer in Russia. As you may imagine, Sheron quickly became in dire need of an escape and relocated to — of all places — Siberia in order to write and record music as Balto. On his own, he’s released two LPs, 2011’s October’s Road and 2012’s Monuments, before moving to Portland, Oregon to recruit a full band. The next adventure for Sheron and Balto comes with the release of a new 7-inch called Call It By Its Name, due out this spring.

    “Saints & Crows”, which serves as single’s A-side, marks a lively sonic transformation for Balto. The pensiveness of Sheron’s early songwriting is replaced with feisty guitars and ecstatic yelps. Western twang permeates the spots between Sheron’s sneering vocal delivery and the tasteful honky-tonk piano. It’s a far cry from the stressful telemarketing days, and a well-deserved sigh of relief.

    Listen in below.

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    The band has also shared its accompanying music video, which features in-studio footage and footage from around Portland.

    Balto - Saints & Crows - Official Promo Video from Balto on Vimeo.

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