Archive for July, 2012

The Babies Ride Their Own Train on Noise-Pop ‘Moonlight Mile’ | SPIN | SPIN Mix | Songs

“Songs about trains are a tradition that predates rock’n’roll and has somehow managed to outlast the stubborn popularity of the rock group Train. In the past couple of years, Kurt Vile asked us to climb aboard his “Freak Train,” M83 christened a “Train to Pluton,” and Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire rapped over El-P beats about “Pissin’ Between Train Cars,” to name just a few examples. Brooklyn band the Babies’ contribution to the train-song discography, “Moonlight Mile,” shares its title with a ballad from the Rolling Stones’ Sticky Fingers, and its fuzzy, organ-streaked jangle could almost be of a similar vintage. (…)”

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Tall Tales Podcast: Katy Goodman & Todd Wisenbaker

“Nikki and I sit down with Katy Goodman from Vivian Girls, and Todd Wisenbaker, guitar player from her other band , and all around hilarious fella. ¬†We get into Juggalo decapitation, the Coachella Cruise, Pitbull heading to Alaska, her recent column on barefoot situations, her online gaming history, and we close things out with an amazing stand up comedy story from Todd.”

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The Babies: “Moonlight Mile” | Tracks | Pitchfork

“Brooklyn janglers the Babies (which counts Woods‘ Kevin Morby and Vivian Girls‘ Cassie Ramone as members) are readying the follow-up to 2011’s self-titled debut LP. The record’s called Our House on the Hill, and it’s due this fall via Woodsist. Before that, the band will release a 7″ on the label, “Moonlight Mile” b/w “Places”, on August 14. Here’s the A-side.”

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Videos: La Sera @ The Echo (July 20, 2012): “Still Ill (The Smiths cover)”, “Behind Your Eyes”, “I’m Alone”

July, 18: Practice recoding of The Smiths – Still Ill:

“Still Ill (The Smiths cover)”

“Behind Your Eyes”

“I’m Alone”

Videos: Vivian Girls surprise performance at VIVA POMONA (July 14, 2012): “Tell The World”, “Never See Me Again”, “Wild Eyes” & “The End”

Lineup: Cassie, Katy & Ali Koehler

“Tell The World”

“Never See Me Again” & “Wild Eyes”

“The End”

Video: The Babies – “Wild 2” & “Run Me Over” live at VIVA POMONA (July 14, 2012)

Video: La Sera “Behind Your Eyes” & “Devil Hearts Grow Gold” live at VIVA Pomona (July 14, 2012)