No Tomorrow / Torreznetes / Rufus / KDF (2016)
I came across this band in the review section of Razorcake. The reviewer there had name dropped Superchunk as well as RVIVR and that seemed like an interesting enough combination that I went in search of this band from Spain. Once I found their Bandcamp page and gave this a listen, I was sold and immediately ordered.
I can't say that I hear any Superchunk in this record at all, if anything this strikes me as a slightly poppier version of the kind of sounds that the Welfare Problems era Randy was putting out. It has the same sort of intensity and vocals that I think are pretty similar as well. However where Randy was all about attitude, Balloon Flights embrace pop hooks to a much greater degree. Each verse builds to that big chorus were the songs all come to life.
This seven song 12" EP is a great introduction to the band. The've got a few other EPs up on their Bandcamp page as well, but I definitely would be interested in a full length album from these guys. Hopefully they're working on one right now.
Balloon Flights - Staten Island: