She Was the One That Got Away/The Science Of Love Minus Harry Harlow is the first 7inch single to be released by Gloom Balloon.
released October 22, 2013
Side a: She Was the One That Got Away
Side b: The Science of Love Minus Harry Harlow
Gloom Balloon is
Patrick Tape Fleming- vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, electronics, organ, distorted mellotron, synths, percusion
Chris Ford- vocals, piano, trumpet, vocoder, synths, organ, shaker, tambourine
H.D. Harmson-bass guitar, funk bass, distorted bass
Derek Lambert-electric & acoustic classical guitars
Trent Derby-drum fills
Kyle Gowin-flute, saxophone
Ashley Tape Fleming-she takes a top off
Bob Nastanovich-groove vocals and horse names
Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Gloom Balloon in our apartments in Des Moines, IA…. LONG LIVE HOME RECORDING!
Mastered by Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering in Omaha, NE
All songs by Gloom Balloon… BMI Songs for a Baroque Heart
SPIN says: Gloom Balloon are full of surprises, but the subject matter of "She Was the One That Got Away" is not one of them. The track below is an epistolary song dedicated to a former lover, rich in personal detail, brimming with sad humor, and full of tangible regret. But it's the rest that blindsides the listener in such a totally welcome way. First, the titular line is given a nearly gospel treatment for the chorus. Second, there's the saxophone and flute dancing all over the backing beat. Third, there are those downcast yet summery rhymes of our host, Patrick Tape Fleming, erstwhile frontman of Iowa's far more Pavement-informed indie heroes the Poison Control Center.
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