Behind The Baltic

The Baltic isn’t your average garage band; these gents know how to manipulate their instruments to create some of the gauziest sound layers we’ve heard in a long time.

In their own words:

“For guitar, we use Reverb pedals such as the HOF and Holy Grail to create more space and atmosphere. We also use memory toys as delay and feedback pedals to sustain notes. We manipulate these pedals to emulate things that sound like wind and to add texture. For vocals we drown them in reverb to give the impression of wispy singing. For bass, we use delays and reverb similar to the guitars. We use these pedals to add more space on the low end to finish off giving the full atmosphere that we crave. From the lows to the highs, we use these pedals to create a new terrain with each song we play.”


In other words, their dreamy, shoegaze anthems are no accident.

And check this out…

These guys don’t even live in the same town together anymore, yet they still manage to compose magic by sending sound memos to each other via their iPhones.

“Most songs are usually not completed until we are all together. On rare occasions we write full songs alone.”

Why “The Baltic?”

“We are not all from the Baltic states. Our guitarist is from Poland and we are all really inspired by Scandinavia and large bodies of water.”

The Baltic just wrapped up their first West Coast tour with a killer set at The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Now it’s back to sending iPhone sound memos and getting together when they can in good ol’ Denver, a city which they say is “reminiscent of the 90’s Seattle music scene.”

With thematic inspirations like geography and memories with close friends and significant others, we can’t wait to hear what they come up with next.

Behind The Baltic

| Articles, Music Articles, Music Reviews | 0 Comments
About The Author
- Jeff McElroy is a Ventura and Mammoth Lakes-based writer. His surf/coast-inspired short story collections, CALIFORNIOS and CALIFORNIOS 2 have received awards and accolades within the boardsport and literary communities. He writes about adventure athletes and the wild places for EDGEtv Network. When he's not writing, he's surfing, backpacking, snowboarding, and trail-running with his wife and Jack Russell Terrier.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>