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When Did That Happen? Bang Bang Balloon Become Nuxx, Prep Debut Album

Well here’s a fun surprise…electro-dance Osaka-ites Bang Bang Balloon have dropped the Bang Bang Balloon moniker. They have been “reborn” as Nuxx, a nice enough name. The real big news, though, is this rechristening coincides with the release of their debut full-length, Sound Ache. They’ve got a little preview of the album running at the shiny new Nuxx MySpace page and whatever they want to be called, they still sound excellent and as exciting as they were when I first saw them last October. Considering how giddy the band’s first EP made me feel — coupled with the fact Flying Lotus dropped his latest album and has blown me away — Sound Ache has become my most anticipated release of 2010. It’s out May 19, and I guarantee this won’t be the last time you hear about it.