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The Babies prep new 12″ EP of demos, touring with Real Esate

By January 5, 2012No Comments

The Babies – Trouble by New Images

The twenty minutes of music on Cry Along with the Babies invites you into the kitchen, art studio, and bedroom where it was recorded in 2010 and early 2011. Intended to be an immediate document of new ideas, the six songs sound fresh, loose and vulnerable all at once. Recorded by Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone in between tours, studio recording sessions and cross country travel, each track has the magnetic charm of a new idea or an intimate conversation. While songs
like “Trouble” and “My Tears” were subsequently re-recorded for a single (on Teenage Teardrops), and “Hey Mama” evolved into the track “Sick Kid” on their first s/t album, others like “Big Mercedes” and “That Boy” are seeing the light of day for the first time.

With this release of demos and outtakes, the band will be hitting the road with Real Estate for a set of East Coast dates, then heading to Los Angeles to record a follow-up to their 2011 debut with Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs). In the meantime, “Cry Along with the Babies” offers a few private moments, whispered tones and songs still very much in bloom, shared on 12″ vinyl through Matt Mondanile’s (Real Estate, Ducktails) label New Images.

Tour Dates

1/15 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall *
1/16 Providence, RI Met Cafe *
1/17 Burlington, VT Higher Ground Showcase Lounge *
1/18 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa *
1/19 Ottawa, ON Mavericks *
1/20 Toronto, ON Lee’s Palace *
1/21 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom *
1/22 Washington, DC Black Cat *
1/24 Asheville, NC Warren Wilson College

* = w/ Real Estate

The Babies
Cry Along With The Babies
(New Images)
Street Date: Jan. 10, 2012 (digital), Jan. 24, 2012 (Physical)
Formats: 12″ EP / Digital

1. Big Mercedes
2. Trouble
3. My Tears
4. On My Team
5. Hey Mama
6. That Boy

Links: New Images on Soundcloud//Facebook//Myspace