Cerebral Ballzy

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Cerebral Ballzy
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Cerebral Ballzy
Background information
Origin Brooklyn, New York, United States
Genres Hardcore punk
Skate punk
Thrashcore
Years active 2008 - Present
Labels Williams Street 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 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 80s 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!”.[9][10]

The band has completed a tour of the US[7] and played major European festivals including Hevy Music, Sonisphere, Lowland, Pukkelpop, Soundwaves, Summersonic, 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, are headlining the 2013 NME Radar Tour,[12] and have played with Flag, Black Lips, The Horrors, Japanther, GBH, and FEAR.

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[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Release Date Album details Chart peak positions
26 July 2011 Cerebral Ballzy
17 June 2014 Jaded & Faded
  • Producer: Dave Sitek[13]

'Label: Cult Records

"—" denotes a title that did not chart.

Singles[edit]

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"[14][15] Digital Download * * Jaded & Faded
6 August 2013 "City's Girl"[16][17] 7" Vinyl * *

Extended Plays[edit]

Release Date Title Format Details
2010 "You're Idle[1] " 7" Vinyl 4 track limited to 500[18]
9 March 2011 "Return Of The Slice" CD & Digital Download 9 track Japanese EP
12 April 2011 "The Grip" Audio Cassette 6 track limited to 1000[19]

Live[edit]

Release Date Title Format Details
2009 "Live In Toronto 06/19/09" Audio Cassette 9 track limited to 100
2011 "Live at The Macbeth, London 7th May 2011" Audio Cassette 13 track limited to 100
2011 "Live at The Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA 7th February 2011" 7" Vinyl 6 track limited to 700/200/100

Music videos[edit]

Released Title Director
24 May 2010 "Insufficient Fare"[20] Mason James/ Evan Wunsch
12 April 2011 "Don't Tell Me What To Do"[21] The Marshall Darlings
6 June 2011 "Drug Myself Dumb"[22] Mason & Julian Gilbert
2 August 2011 "Junky For Her"[23] Vice Cooler
2 August 2011 "Cutting Class"[24] The Marshall Darlings
August 2011 "On The Run"[25]
14 August 2013 "Another Day"[15]

Members[edit]

  • Honor Titus[1] - lead vocals[9]
  • Melvin Honore (Mel) - bassist[1]

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References[edit]

  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 2011-08-02. 
  2. ^ Jason (2011-02-25). "7 i n c h e s: Cerebral Ballzy on Moshi Moshi". 7inches.blogspot.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  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 2011-08-02. 
  5. ^ Louis Pattison (2010-05-22). "Cerebral Ballzy just wanna have fun | Music". London: The Guardian. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  6. ^ "Vice Magazine: NEW YORK - BALLZY AS HELL". Vice.typepad.com. 2009-03-13. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  7. ^ a b Wednesday (2011-05-25). "SKOA - [Download] Cerebral Ballzy - "Insufficient Fare"". Some Kind of Awesome. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  8. ^ Revolver Magazine website
  9. ^ a b "Crawl Insights: CEREBRAL BALLZY | News | The Gaymers Camden Crawl 2011". Thecamdencrawl.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  10. ^ "When WANARB met : Cerebral Ballzy « we are not a rock band". Wearenotarockband.wordpress.com. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  11. ^ "Line-up - Latitude Festival 2011". Latitudefestival.co.uk. 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  12. ^ "Cerebral Ballzy Tour Dates on Facebook". 
  13. ^ "Dave_Sitek Wiki". 
  14. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/another-day-single/id681683537
  15. ^ a b "Another Day Music Video". 
  16. ^ "Link to Federal Prism, releasing label". 
  17. ^ "Covert art by Richard Phillips". 
  18. ^ "|| Article || You're Idle // Cerebral Ballzy ||". Articlemethod.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. [dead link]
  19. ^ "|| Article || You're Idle // Cerebral Ballzy ||". Articlemethod.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. [dead link]
  20. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCerebralballzy#p/u/2/OQRMr7KxZzo
  21. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/themarshalldarlings#p/a/u/1/nVYx6B3L9Fk
  22. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCerebralballzy#p/u/3/2FbENveaRvM
  23. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCerebralballzy#p/u/0/JyT-63PHq6U
  24. ^ http://www.youtube.com/user/TheCerebralballzy#p/u/1/EzuMxXM66LI
  25. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVaiCH4v0ic
  26. ^ "Radfest: Cerebral Ballzy". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  27. ^ a b "Adult Swim Music: Cerebral Ballzy". Adultswim.com. Retrieved 2011-08-02. 
  28. ^ "On the Road with Cerebral Ballzy". NME. NME. Retrieved 17 August 2011. 

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