News

2016/04/04

Knights of Something is now available!

You can find it in the (best) record stores in France, Belgium, Austria, UK, Germany, Switzerland.

And also online for France: Buy CD / Blue vinyl - Buy on iTunes France and Germany & Austria: Buy CD / Blue vinyl - Buy on iTunes Germany

Japanese and USA release

Knight of Something will be released in Japan by Donuts Pop on April 13th and in the USA by New High Recordings.

Press

You can read an interview in german and the first 4 reviews of "Knights of Something" on Intro, BenzineMag, Addict Culture & New Noise (image).

Video

Discover the new refreshing video for the title "Lemon seed" filmed in Hawaii by TvB himself!

Tour dates

Check the spring european tour on the tour page. The first show will take place this Saturday in Paris for Sourdoreille 10th anniversary.

Compilation Inrockuptibles

The title "Astrid" from the new album appears on "un printemps 2016" compilation offered with Les Inrockuptibles #1059. Added in the discography.

Lyrics

You can discover the words of "Knights of Something" on the dedicated page.

Équilibre Fragile #3

You can read an interview of TvB about Elliott Smith and The Color Bars Experience project, along with Jason Lytle & Ken Stringfellow's ones and lots of other good stuff in the new issue of the french magazine. You can order it here.

2016/03/03

Pre-order Knighs of something

Pre-order Knights of Something!

You can now pre-order the new album Knights of Something.

For France:

For Germany + Austria:

2016/01/14

Knights of Something: new album out on April 1st 2016

Troy Von Balthazar’s 4th studio album was recorded in Berlin and the South of France. He used a combination of an old Tascam 388, tape machine and Protools, a bunch of amazing guitar pedals, and vintage microphones.
It's lo-fi songwriting and recording at it's best, stream of consciousness music structures and powerful lyrics. The songs create a very distinct atmosphere that is really "The TvB sound".

Knights of Something will be released on LP, CD & digital on April 1st 2016:

  • by Vicious Circle in France (distribution: L'autre Distribution)
  • by Siluh Records in Austria (dist: Hoanzl), Switzerland (dist: Irascible), Germany (dist: Cargo), Benelux (dist: Sonic Rendezvous), UK (dist: Plastic Head)

TvB - Knights of Something

Tracklisting

  1. Surfer
  2. Thugs
  3. We need you
  4. Smarter
  5. Astrid
  6. Empire of my hate
  7. New world lamb
  8. Touch is meat
  9. Curses!
  10. Smile
  11. My black prize
  12. Manic high
  13. Lemon seed

Listen to "Manic high"

You can listen to the track "Manic high" from the new album on Soundcloud. Enjoy!

Tour

TvB will tour Europe in spring: more news later.

2015/11/08

The Color Bars Experience on tour

The Tribute to Elliott Smith's "Figure 8" including TvB, Jason Lytle and Ken Stringfellow will hit the road on December (in France only):

  • 15/12 : Théâtre du Quai / Angers
  • 16/12 : Le Lieu Unique / Nantes
  • 18/12 : Espace André Malraux / Six Fours
  • 19/12 : Opéra / Clermont Ferrand
  • 20/12 : Théâtre Sébastopol / Lille

More info on the shows page.

Home showslove from TvB

TvB has toured France for private shows during september-october. Here are a few words from him: The private TvB home shows were fantastic. It was one of the most fun tours I have ever done. The people were all great. I made lots of new friends, had great food and played some great shows. Thanks to all the wonderful people who invited me into their homes.

Documentary

The TvB Documentary Project is a transmedia project about the personality and music of TvB. Follow the project on his Facebook page and watch/listen to exclusive content, like this video of his new song.

TVB - At home - New song from Ethnomedia on Vimeo.

Recording

The recording is in the final mixing. The new TvB album should be out in the spring. I'm really happy with the way the songs sound. Each one is directly from a part of my life. It's a special album for me.

tape recorder

Équilibre Fragile #2

Equilibre Fragile #2Équilibre Fragile is a new french magazine made by enthusiastic people (they previously released a tribute to TvB). You can preorder Équilibre Fragile #2 including a special report on TvB.

New video

You can watch a new video filmed on the rooftops of Toulon during his private tour: TvB plays Tropical.

2015/04/28

Interview

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.

2015/04/15

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.

Interview

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

2015/03/25

Tribute to Elliott Smith

Shows

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 chokebore.net.
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.

2014/10/18

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)

2013/09/25

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.

2013/07/16

New album available in the US

...Is with the demon is now available in the US on The New Black Records.

It's also available on iTunes US (digital) and Amazon US (digital & CD).

TvB writing songs

Writing time

Troy is currently writing songs for his next album.

September tour

Troy will tour in September with shows in Poland, Czech Republic, and Austria. More info later.

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