Those bands are two of our biggest influences and have always inspired some form of hope for me, in spite of their dark parts and elements of despair." Not only has Moynahan, bassist Esli Sugich, and drummer Leonard Nimms managed to get on two of L.A.'s largest radio stations in less than a year of the bands inception in 2008, the group has also landed an impressive amount of placements including MTV, ESPN Tokyo, and Gossip Girls' Season Premier Promo theme song. Cattle Arithmetic, Ballerina Black's debut album, is set for digital release globally on iTunes New Years 2010. The record bleeds with energetic despair pierced with shards of hope. The lazy urgency of 90% is a hypnotic temper tantrum with lyrics professing "Wait today...
and we're just yesterday" while the uber-pop single Microphones in the Mattress laments "Help me" with a pulsating bass line sure to yank you out of your seat. "To be honest, we enjoy wringing ourselves out physically and emotionally on stage... And if a few guitars get sacrificed along the way... so be it." Read more on Last.fm.
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