Blimp Rock

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Blimp Rock is a venture capital band founded for the purpose of raising $700K to produce a concert on a blimp floating above Lake Ontario. (Read more on Wikipedia).

Despite heroic efforts, Blimp Rock’s funding total currently sits at $ -2138. On the verge of financial ruin, the band/company has decided to rebrand in hopes of a clean start.

Welcome Soap Opera: the first album released inside a bar of soap. You can download it here.

Since the founding of Blimp Rock in 2012, the band has raised funds by selling albums and vintage office equipment such as rolodexes and floppy discs.

Blimp Rock also sought revenue through a 2015 legal dispute with the Toronto Blue Jays and buying the naming rights to Phil Elverum’s Band Naming Service.

Aware of the dangers blimps pose to birds, the band sought to give back to the ornithological community by donating their 2016 merch sales to build a blimp-shaped bird house.

In their latest burst of entrepreneurial ingenuity, Blimp Rock is releasing Soap Opera, featuring 9 fresh new tracks in chamomile, bergamot, and lavender formats. Safely nestled within each bar of handcrafted soap is a laminated download code.

How will their listeners get to the music? Will they immediately cut open the bars? Patiently lather? Blimp Rock trusts their audience will find a way.

Soap Opera will be released on June 16, 2017.

Photos

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Media

Press

06-23-2017

New tracks from Bon Villan, Blimp Rock, GOOD KID, Harrison Storm, GREY \\ WATER, & Jon and Roy are part of the new singles roundup at Independent Clauses!

06-18-2017

Read all about the new Blimp Rock album at Here Comes The Flood. Out next Friday!

06-18-2017

The new Blimp Rock is being released as a bar of soap next Friday, but you can hear it a week in advance at Exclaim!

06-18-2017

The new Blimp Rock single ‘Wet Hot Canadian Summer’ premiered at Live in Limbo today. New album ‘Soap Opera’ out June 16th!

06-02-2017

New music from MUNROE & Blimp Rock at CBC Hamilton’s ‘songs you need to hear this week’!

05-19-2017

PREMIERE! First track off of the new Blimp Rock LP is streaming exclusively at Indie88Toronto. First album to be released inside bars of soap!

10-26-2015

Blimp Rock need to get paid! AUX has all the details.

10-14-2015

New videos from Blimp Rock and The Elwins featured on Independent Clauses!

09-23-2015

The Line of Best Fit features Blimp Rock and their journey to raise $700,000.

Blimp Rock continues their journey to raise $700,000 for a music festival to be held in a blimp over Lake Ontario. The Line Of Best Fit comes aboard for a helium ride.

09-16-2015

Blimp Rock and TIO featured on this week’s “Audible/Visual Hoots” at Grayowl Point!

09-16-2015

Sonofmarketing – Unknown Music Pleasures has the latest Blimp Rock video!

09-10-2015

Blimp Rock interview on CBC’s Afternoon Drive.

Fly high!

09-02-2015

Blimp Rock single “My Mind Is A Shark” is 3am Revelations Song Of The Day!

09-02-2015

Ride the Tempo has the new Blimp Rock video for “My Mind Is A Shark” up on the site.

09-02-2015

New Blimp Rock video for “My Mind Is A Shark” premieres at Exclaim today!

Watch in all its animated glory!

06-08-2015

Another great review for Blimp Rock’s new LP “Sophomore Slump”!

06-04-2015

Blimp Rock featured on CBC Music’s “Best of Searchlight 2015” Podcast!

05-15-2015

Blimp Rock again find themselves on CBC Music’s R3-30!

05-15-2015

Adam Carter has his weekly picks at CBC Hamilton. This time Blimp Rockmake the cut!

“…an anthem for introverts and people who are too lazy to put on pants.” Amazing!

05-07-2015

Blimp Rock’s Sophomore Slump reviewed by Kerry Doole atNewCanadianMusic.ca

“No slump here, just an entertaining collection of melodic and oft witty indie rock tunes.”  

05-01-2015

Blimp Rock wowed at their release show for “Sophomore Slump”.

Grayowl Point was there to let you know what you were missing.

04-23-2015

NOW Magazine reviews the new Blimp Rock LP. 4 Ns!

“…but their real power lies in the increasingly sophisticated rock and roll in which they package their satire.”  

04-23-2015

The new Blimp Rock album “Sophomore Slump” reviewed at The Revue

“…takes the mundane and makes them interesting…call them music’s version of Seinfeld, bringing life to the obsolete, rudimentary, and day-to-day things.”  

04-17-2015

New Blimp Rock record is out now!

Read Canadian Beats review of “Sophomore Slump”.

04-10-2015

Grant Lawrence makes Blimp Rock one of his Searchlight picks

“Love it! A very cool anti-Toronto nightlife song about staying home and going to bed early, thanks to an absolutely adorable, near perfect tune that sounds like it could have been a hit in about four different decades. If you like Men Without Hats, Spoon, the Raveonettes or Andrew Vincent and the Pirates, you’ll love […]

04-10-2015

Blimp Rock has one of the top 10 tracks of the week according to The Main Montreal.

“The track is both down-to-earth and funny”

04-10-2015

Read Invisible Ink’s review and find out why people are mad about the album title.

Blimp Rock’s album “Sophomore Slump” is out today!

04-10-2015

Grayowl Point gives the new Blimp Rock a “Proud Hoot” this fine monday morning!

“Blimp Rock are still as sharp as ever—if they don’t eventually get their blimp festival going, then we have failed as a society.”  

04-03-2015

Here Comes The Flood cuts through the helium to find the heart of Blimp Rock

“Blimp Rock have a dream: to stage the first airborne festival over Lake Ontario…Truth is that they are a quartet with a knack for upbeat quirky songs with witty lyrics that you can dance too.”  

04-03-2015

Exclaim! is premiering Blimp Rock’s new album “Sophomore Slump” today.

Hear it before it’s April 7th unveiling.

04-03-2015

Grayowl Point has the scoop on all the suspicious activity happening in the Blimp Rock camp!

“The disappearance of a blimp resting on the shores of Lake Ontario in Rochester, NY has coincided with Toronto band/marketing vehicle Blimp Rock announcing their sudden acquisition of a blimp for their planned festival.”

04-03-2015

Blimp Rock on Grayowl Point!

Laura at Grayowl Point picks Blimp Rock’s new single as having her favourite lyrics of March. What could it be?!?

04-03-2015

Blimp Rock and Ryan O’Reilly found their way to Halifax Bloggers this weekend.

Listen to their Friday Night Soundtrack here!

03-21-2015

New Blimp Rock dropped today!

And they’re coming to a city near you. MW Photos has some details!

03-21-2015

Exclaim! has the exclusive premiere of the new Blimp Rock video “Let’s All Stay In Tonight”.

Watch the first single from “Sophomore Slump” now!