"Troubled and Done"
Balkans formed in 2008 in the suburbs of Atlanta by childhood and high school friends. Frankie Broyles and Woodbury Shortridge were childhood neighbors, and they started a band in the third grade. Woody met Stanley Vergilis in middle school, and the group of them met Brett Miller in their sophomore year in high school. Their music is said to straddle a delicious and intriguing position somewhere in-between pop and punk rock.
In support of their debut LP, In 2011, Balkans announced a string of tour dates covering the United States and Canada via the band’s blog, sharing the stage with Atlas Sound, PS I Love You, Crystal Antlers, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.