Ex-TV on the Radio, Samiam musicians unite for absurdist psych-rock

Ice Balloons features Kyp Malone of TV on the Radio and members of Midnight Masses and Samiam, plus video projections by B.A. Miale. While the band describes itself as “the grossest synth band that ever lived,” Ice Balloons is more of a noise-drenched, garage-rock act that embraces all manner of absurdist psychedelia (the band counts a golden fly creature among its members). Also, suntan lotion aficionados take note: Ice Balloons gigs supposedly feature pina colada-scented smoke. (Safe bet)