You can read an interview with Troy, Jason Lytle & Ken Stringfellow about their relationship with Elliott Smith, his work, his album "Figure 8" on Les Inrocks.


Radio show

Troy + Jason Lytle & The Color Bars Experience play Elliott Smith's "Figure 8" on May 2nd. Free tickets available on Maison de la radio website This show is already sold-out!
Live recording at Maison de la Radio, Paris. Broadcasted on May 4th on France Musique at 10:30 PM (GMT+2) in Label pop.


You can read a new interview on Le Transistor about the Elliott Smith project and the next album.


Tribute to Elliott Smith


3 shows announced: the first one is a tribute to Elliott Smith's "Figure 8" with Troy von Balthazar, Ken Stringfellow (The Posies) and Jason Lytle (Grandaddy). See shows page for details.

TvB contributes to an upcoming book about Nirvana

Troy Von Balthazar is one of the major contributors among the 210 musicians interviewed by Nick Soulsby for his new book "I Found My Friends: The Oral History of Nirvana", to be released on March 31. Sounds like an interesting read for Nirvana and Chokebore fans!
More on Troy's contribution to the book at
See also: the post from the author and a link to buy the book.

AmRep documentary

Troy also contributed to the Amphetamine Reptile Records (Chokebore's first label) documentary film.

New album

Troy is currently in the middle of recording his next TvB album in his flat in Berlin. He has some nice old machines that are helping him to make it sound good.


TvB is busy working away writing and recording his new album planned for release in 2015 as well as playing his Troy Von Balthazar DJ set in Berlin at the A.P.C. Clothing 10 year anniversary party last week in Berlin and flying to Los Angeles next week for the opening of the newest A.P.C. store on Melrose Avenue.

Troy DJ in Berlin

(photo by Sunny Pudert)


Tour dates

2 live shows coming this week: Bratislava (SK) on Friday 27th & Brno (CZ) on Saturday 28th. You can find details on the shows page.

"This ain't California" TV broadcast

Arte broadcasts the documentary This ain't California including music from Troy Von Balthazar & Chokebore tonight at 10:55pm (European time).

Chokebore tour & vinyl reissues

To celebrate their 20th anniversary, Chokebore will tour this fall; their label Vicious Circle releases the 2 first albums on vinyl on October 14th. Get more info on Chokebore site.

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