Balkans are an up-and-coming Atlanta outfit with some serious guts. Their new single for "Edita V" calls out to both the Strokes and the Walkmen, but doesn't follow their footsteps too closely. Without resorting to screaming or distortion, the music bleeds aggravation. I'm really loving the thin, crunchy guitars and the frontman's eccentric vocals. He almost sounds English, which is confusing considering the group's southern roots.
Look for Balkans' self-titled debut via Double Phantom on May 10th. Enjoy "Edita V" below: