Last April I brought you all news about the Vivian Girls/Woods side-project, The Babies, and at that point in time, it was rumored to be sort of a one off, kind of just a fun release amongst friends. But, as these things inevitably go, the group had so much fun writing together that they continued to pump out tracks, leaving us with the upcoming album, The Babies, on February 8th of next year. It’s going to be sort of a combination between bedroom pop and lo-fi grittiness, and in our minds, that sounds exactly like this new single, leading us to believe this could be one hell of a good time in 2011.
Download: The Babies – Run Me Over [MP3]
It’s Friday and it’s almost the weekend, so take yourself a tasty new tune from Woods to jam too at your parties. This new number appears on a compilation put together by the band’s label Woodsist. The album will feature the best music from several artists on the Woodsist label. You can pick that thing up on cassette or LP on July 20th.
Download: Woods – I’m Not Gone [MP3]
Hopefully you’ve already gotten your hands on this tune already, but it’s too good not to share it with those who haven’t. Woods will be releasing their newest album At Echo Lake next week (May 4th) on Woodsist, and the blissful creativity in this song is just one of the many reasons that you’ll fall in the love with this record. This is the perfect tune for the perfect Austin weather we’ve been having.
Download: Woods – Suffering Season [MP3]
A few people in NYC’s The Babies have full-time gigs in other known bands. Some of you might have heard of Woods or even Vivian Girls, but trust me, this band doesn’t sound anything at all like that. It’s got a bit of jangle, but the vocals and the guitar work are a lot more geared towards getting you to bounce all about your room (or cubicle), and we can’t see a single thing wrong with that. This track is off their new 7″ Meet Me in the City, which you can get your hands on by going to Make a Mess. It also features the B Side, “Somebody Else.”
Download: Babies-Meet Me in the City [MP3]