Subway Songs & Cowboy Songs

two new records from

Balthrop, Alabama

available Tuesday, March 10th!

for press only — do not distribute


Subway Songs

a paean to Elliott Smith and 5 other death-rockin’ tunes

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Cowboy Songs

a small-town love-tragedy and 5 other twangers

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About Balthrop, Alabama

In 2006, Alabama-born songwriter-siblings Pascal and Lauren Balthrop moved to New York City to start a band and ended up founding a town. “Balthrop, Alabama” (population 11 or so) is their bustling folk rock township.

Musically, the band straddles the fine line between antebellum and antifolk, reconstructing indie pop with songs of love, dead people, and dead people in love. In 2007, they released their double-album debut, “Your Big Plans and Our Little Town,” on the nascent End Up label, to be followed up by a series of EPs, of which “God Loves My Country” is the first.

See Also

God Loves My Country

A rebellious four-song EP from Balthrop, Alabama

Your Big Plans
& Our Little Town

The double-deluxe debut album from Balthrop, Alabama

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