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Summer 2024 is proving to be the Season of HARVEST, with all eyes on BALTHVS


New Album Due Out This July 19th, 

Plus With Newly Announced Tour Dates Including ACL, Outside Lands, and Bumbershoot Festivals, BALTHVS continues to prove why this Colombian psych-trio is one to watch.


(Los Angeles) — After selling out several shows on its N.A. and European tour, including its very first L.A. show at the tastemaker venue the Lodge Room in Highland Park, BALTHVS has quickly gained a passionate audience following. As the rise of psychedelic music popularity gains steam, BALTHVS is at the forefront, with a fusion of surf rock and Middle Eastern melodies laid over the cumbia from their hometown of Bogota, Colombia.  

The band was named alongside heavy hitters like The Black Keys and Bootsy Collins as’s 10 Bands to Watch at SXSW 2024, an impressive feat for a band that began only four years ago. Plus they landed an exclusive invitation to perform at the renowned KEXP Studios, watch here.

Today they are announcing their U.S. HARVEST TOUR in support of the new album Harvest, due out July 19th. Kicking off this August, dates include performances at Outside Lands, Bumbershoot, and ACL Festivals, plus select dates in new cities like San Diego, Nashville, Chicago, Washington D.C. and Brooklyn to name a few. Not to mention they will be opening for Jungle in Salt Lake City!

Released on Mixto Records, Harvest was composed by all three band members, Balthazar Aguirre, Johanna Mercuriana, and Santiago Lizcano. It’s a reflection of where the band is currently. After 4 years of the industry grind, they have seen massive growth in the digital sphere with over 15 million streams. 

“Harvest is a time of abundance, where our growth has allowed us to become full-time professional musicians. More than money or things, having art be your full-time occupation feels like the greatest of blessings and a huge responsibility,” says BALTHVS.

The trio spent a month at a tropical summer house in La Mesa, Colombia to record. As the band recalls, “More than a studio we wanted to be inspired by nature. So we brought our recording equipment there and started working.”

The tropical landscape served as more than just a backdrop, it was the wellspring of inspiration for BALTHVS. Unlike their previous albums, where Balthazar Aguirre took the lead in recording, composing, producing, and arranging, the music emerged as a collective effort. All three contributed equally to the creation of every song. Thinking back on the recording process, BALTHVS says, “It’s very hot in La Mesa, and the only air conditioning we had was in the recording room in order to protect the gear from overheating. It was literally making music in your underwear drenched in sweat, you can’t get more intimate than that with your bandmates.”

Harvest features vocals that harmonize like instruments, weaving lyrical poetry into a tranquil groove. Most evident in songs like “Like Coconut Water,” an effervescent song that captures the essence of a tropical escape. “Anouk” is a gorgeous groove that is dedicated to the house cat at La Mesa, the sphinx-like guardian who set watch during the recording sessions. “Mango Season” a laid back, funky and soulful instrumental groove that is perfect for relaxing, skateboarding and looking at clouds. 

“Aguacero” is one of the few compositions with lyrics and sung in Spanish by bassist, vocalist Johanna Mercuriana; it was inspired by 4 days of non-stop rain, truly influenced by their surroundings – that heat, humidity and abundance of water, both in a physical and emotional sense.  “Lovin’” a ballad about such a fun and wonderful aspect to life and “Sun & Moon” is 1 of 2 songs that were not written in La Mesa, however after their Fall 2023 Tour, energized by electronic music, BALTHVS comments, “we wanted to try and replicate a dancing groovy tune in our own style.” 

Harvest is a sonic testament to the last four years of artistic and personal growth and building a musical family across borders. The band comments, “It summarizes a beautiful stage of our life and career as friends and musicians,” they continue, “Especially, we would like to thank our manager, Oz McGuire and the team at Mixto for manifesting our music on vinyl and for helping with the live shows. We found a family thousands of miles away. But mostly we gotta thank all the people who listened to our music, bought a record and/or came to one of the shows. You make it happen and it means the world, thank you for this Harvest.” Harvest is set to be released on July 19th everywhere you stream music. Pre-Save Here. 

Harvest Tour USA 2024: 

  • Aug 05 – Aspen, CO @ Belly Up [Tickets]
  • Aug 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Twilight Concert Series [Tickets]
  • Aug 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands Festival  [Tickets]
  • Aug 11 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ Fremont Theater [Tickets]
  • Aug 12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar [Tickets]
  • Aug 13 – Tuscon, AZ @ 191 Toole [Tickets]
  • Aug 14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf [Tickets]
  • Aug 16 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Beer City Music Hall [Tickets]
  • Aug 17 – St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House  [Tickets]
  • Aug 18 – Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar [Tickets]
  • Aug 20 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi [Tickets]
  • Aug 21 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley [Tickets]
  • Aug 23 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club [Tickets]
  • Aug 24 – Madison, WI @ Orton Park Festival 
  • Aug 25 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle [Tickets]
  • Aug 27 – Washington, DC @ The Atlantis [Tickets]
  • Aug 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl  [Tickets]
  • Sep 01 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival [Tickets]
  • Oct. 7 & Oct. 12 – Austin, TX @ ACL Music Festival [Tickets]


BALTHVS is a Colombian psychedelic funk trio formed in 2020. Best known for their eclectic style, which fuses elements of Middle Eastern Music, Disco, House, Funk, Psychedelia, Indie, Dub Reggae, Surf Rock and Cumbia into a cohesive whole. The band is notable for their energetic shows, live improvisation and prolific output. Since their formation, the band has released over 28 singles and 3 full length albums, accumulating over 7.1 million streams worldwide. With 3 US Tours under their belt and having played the biggest music festival in Colombia (Rock al Parque), the band is eager to make more music and share their sonic voyage with the world.


Recent Accolades:

“Funk music in recent years has taken on a more global sound, incorporating elements of Asian and Middle Eastern music, surf rock, reggae, and cumbia, thanks to bands like Khruangbin and BALTHVS, a Colombian psychedelic funk trio” –

“Balthvs illuminated the unknown sweet spot between surf tones, deep house, and Turkish delight, all of it run through South American rhythms. The Bogotá trio’s second LP last spring belongs at some exotic new destination festival alongside Khruangbin, Vieux Farka Touré, and Adrian Quesada’s Jaguar Sound. ” – Austin Chronicle

“Fans of Khruangbin will find a lot to like about the group’s ethereal pop that incorporates South American psychedelia and funky rhythms.” – Austin Monthly