First single "Edita V" fooled us. Excited and sharp, we thought it meant that Balkans was a band psyched to be here, a burst of energy. We were wrong! Their forthcoming album, out May 10, is really melancholy. Ten songs that sound like a band dropping off some bulky personal baggage. It's great, though, just not what we expected. A couple listens and even that momentous first single starts to sound less like an excitable debut and more just like a sped up lament. Pre-order the record at Double Phanton.