As awful as this is, I can count the albums I’ve actually purchased in the last year on one hand. That being said, I heard a Balto track at Sunset in the Rearview a few weeks ago and was instantly hooked. I shelled out the cash and had the album on repeat within the hour.

It’s hard for me to describe Balto. It’s beautiful and melancholy and exactly what you would expect of an album recorded in one night in a NYC about a year spent in Siberia. And since that’s not something that happens too often its probably unlike anything you’ve heard in a long time.

The song that got me:

<a href=”” _mce_href=””>October’s Road by Balto</a>

Listen to the whole album here: