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Cerebral Ballzy
Cerebral Ballzy
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Cerebral Ballzy
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hardcore punk, skate punk
2008-present
Labels Williams Street Records, Dine Alone Records,[1]
Moshi Moshi Records[2]
Cooking Vinyl[3]
Vinyl Junkie, Cult Records
Website cerebralballzy.com
Members Honor Titus
Melvin "Mel" Honore
Mason
Jason Bannon
Tom Kogut

Cerebral Ballzy is a punk rock band from Brooklyn, New York, United States.[4][5] The band was formed in 2008[6] and released their debut, self-titled, album on 26 July 2011.[7] The album was released in full as an online preview on the Revolver Magazine website.[8]

Cerebral Ballzy are known for their love of 1980s punk, along with a keen interest in drinking, girls, pizza and skateboarding.[1] The band has received praise for their debut single Insufficient Fare and their energetic live performances. According to the lead singer, Honor Titus, the name Cerebral Ballzy came from a friend who dropped a slice of pizza on a train track and picked it up. Honor said "That was ballsy" and his friend replied "Cerebral Ballsy!", a play on the congenital disorder cerebral palsy.[9][10] Titus is the son of rapper Andres "Dres" Titus, of the acclaimed alternative hip hop duo Black Sheep.

The band has completed a tour of the US[7] and played major European festivals including Hevy Music, Sonisphere, Lowlands, Pukkelpop, Soundwaves, Summer Sonic, Roskilde, Eurocannes and Latitude.[11] They played at the Summer Sonic Festival in Japan and the Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK in August 2011, headlined the 2013 NME Radar Tour,[12] and have played with Flag, Black Lips, The Horrors, Japanther, GBH, The King Blues and FEAR. In 2013 under management of David Bason, Cerebral Ballzy were signed to Julian Casablancas's label Cult Records.[13][14]

Following their 2014 release of Jaded & Faded, Cerebral Ballzy parted ways with guitar player Mason. They performed with Mason on Last Call with Carson Daly on May 6, 2014. It is alleged that Mason left the band shortly after while they were on tour with OFF! in 2014.

Discography

Albums

Studio albums

Title Album details Notes
Cerebral Ballzy
Jaded & Faded Produced by Dave Sitek[15]

Extended Plays

Title Album details Notes
You're Idle[1] 4-track limited to 500 copies[16]
Return of the Slice
  • Released: 9 March 2011
  • Format: CD, digital download
9-track Japanese EP
The Grip 6-track limited to 1000 copies[17]

Live albums

Title Album details Notes
Live In Toronto 06/19/09
  • Released: 2009
  • Format: Audio cassette
9-track limited to 100 copies
Live at The Macbeth, London 7th May 2011
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: Audio cassette
13-track limited to 100 copies
Live at The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA 7th February 2011
  • Released: 2011
  • Format: 7" Vinyl
6-track limited to 700/200/100

Singles

Release Date Title Format Released In From Album
US
UK
29 November 2010 "Insufficient Fare" (Still In Love) 7" Vinyl * Cerebral Ballzy
7 June 2011 "Insufficient Fare" Digital Download *
19 June 2011 "Cutting Class" Digital Download *
5 July 2011 "Junky For Her" Digital Download *
6 August 2013 "Another Day"[18][19] Digital Download * * Jaded & Faded
6 August 2013 "City's Girl"[20][21] 7" Vinyl * *

Music videos

Released Title Director
24 May 2010 "Insufficient Fare"[22] Mason James/ Evan Wunsch
12 April 2011 "Don't Tell Me What To Do"[23] The Marshall Darlings
6 June 2011 "Drug Myself Dumb"[24] Mason & Julian Gilbert
2 August 2011 "Junky For Her"[25] Vice Cooler
2 August 2011 "Cutting Class"[26] The Marshall Darlings
August 2011 "On The Run"[27]
14 August 2013 "Another Day"[19]

Members

[28]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Chris Ziegler (2011-06-16). "Cerebral Ballzy Are Barfing Their Way to the Top - Page 1 - Music - Orange County". OC Weekly. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Jason (2011-02-25). "7 i n c h e s: Cerebral Ballzy on Moshi Moshi". 7inches.blogspot.com. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ http://cookingvinyl.com/artists/cerebral-ballzy/
  4. ^ Paul Lester (2010-06-01). "New band of the day - No 798: Cerebral Ballzy | Music | guardian.co.uk". London: Guardian. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ Louis Pattison (2010-05-22). "Cerebral Ballzy just wanna have fun | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Vice Magazine: NEW YORK - BALLZY AS HELL". Vice.typepad.com. 2009-03-13. Retrieved . 
  7. ^ a b Wednesday (2011-05-25). "SKOA - [Download] Cerebral Ballzy - "Insufficient Fare"". Some Kind of Awesome. Retrieved . 
  8. ^ "Exclusive Premiere: Cerebral Ballzy Debut Their Self-Titled Album". Retrieved 2014. 
  9. ^ a b "Crawl Insights: CEREBRAL BALLZY | News | The Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011". Thecamdencrawl.com. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ "When WANARB met : Cerebral Ballzy « we are not a rock band". Wearenotarockband.wordpress.com. 2010-12-13. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ "Line-up - Latitude Festival 2011". Latitudefestival.co.uk. 2011-07-17. Retrieved . 
  12. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy Tour Dates on Facebook". 
  13. ^ Gentile, John. "Julian Casablancas Signs Cerebral Ballzy to Cult Records". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2018. 
  14. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy Signed to Cult". Cult Records. Retrieved 2018. 
  15. ^ "Jaded & Faded". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2015. 
  16. ^ "|| Article || You're Idle // Cerebral Ballzy ||". Articlemethod.com. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ "|| Article || You're Idle // Cerebral Ballzy ||". Articlemethod.com. Archived from the original on 2011-04-16. Retrieved . 
  18. ^ "iTunes Store". Retrieved 2014. 
  19. ^ a b "Another Day Music Video". 
  20. ^ "Link to Federal Prism, releasing label". 
  21. ^ "Covert art by Richard Phillips". 
  22. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  23. ^ "Marshall Darling Productions". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  24. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  25. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  26. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy". YouTube. Retrieved 2014. 
  27. ^ "YouTube". Retrieved 2014. 
  28. ^ "Radfest: Cerebral Ballzy". Dazed Digital. Retrieved . 
  29. ^ a b "Adult Swim Music: Cerebral Ballzy". Adultswim.com. Retrieved . 
  30. ^ "On the Road with Cerebral Ballzy". NME. NME. Retrieved 2011. 

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