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“Got Old” b/w “All I Know” are two unreleased B-Sides written and recorded by The Babies, produced by Rob Barbato and engineered and mixed by Drew Fischer as part of the Our House On The Hill sessions which took place in February 2012 at Comp’ny Studios in Burbank, CA. The songs never found a home until now, as a digital 7″ via Woodsist. Stream “Got Old” now over at Noisey.
Kevin Morby of The Babies is currently touring in support of his recent sophomore solo album, Still Life, full dates listed below.
After their first full length album on Shrimper Records, a demos EP on New Images, and scores of singles on U.S. and international record labels, The Babies second album, Our House On The Hill, is their Woodsist Records debut and the first with new bassist, Brian Schleyer.
While the band was originally conceived as a side-project outlet for Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone – along with drummer Justin Sullivan – to trade song ideas and play house parties, 2011 saw the project grow into a full time affair. The band spent much of the year touring the U.S. and abroad, all the while writing new material, both in their home of Brooklyn and during a two-month sojourn in Los Angeles.
In February 2012, the band swapped their usual environs of Brooklyn’s Rear House recording studio and spent two weeks in Los Angeles working with Producer Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs). The increased time and focus allowed them to explore musical directions only hinted at on their first album. Thus, Our House On The Hill features hushed dirges, melancholic traveling odes and squealing rave-ups, all made cohesive by Kevin and Cassie’s captivating songwriting and lyrical themes. Organ, piano, saxophone and even strings play a supporting role in enhancing the aural atmosphere, which finds the band finally realizing a sound that can be called their own. Simple yet thoughtful; familiar yet haunting. Sweet but somber.
Woodsist Records released Our House On The Hill on November 13, 2012.
Kevin Morby Tour Dates:
1/22 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #
1/23 – Hudson, NY @ Half Moon $
2/20 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern *
2/21 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl *
2/22 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
2/23 – Eugene, OR – The Barnlight *
2/25 – San Francisco, CA – The Chapel (Noise Pop Festival) *
2/26 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium *
2/27 – Long Beach, CA – House Show *
2/28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
3/7 – Buffalo, NY – Mohawk Place ^
3/8 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness ^
3/9 – Chicago, IL – Schubas ^
3/10 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop ^
3/11 – Nashville, TN – The Stone Fox ^
3/12 – Asheville, NC – The Mothlight ^
3/13 – Washington, DC – DC9 ^
3/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot and Saddle ^
3/15 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right ^
$ = w/ Widowspeak
# = w/ Amen Dunes
* = w/ Jessica Pratt
^ = w/ Ryley Walker
Our House On The Hill Outtakes
Digital / 7″
Street Date: Jan. 20, 2015
1. Got Old
2. All I Know
THE BABIES LINKS:
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/pages/
Label – http://www.woodsist.com/