Warning: This shirt is highly addictive. Presenting the new Babe City Records shirt in red, because, well, sometimes it's better harsh. Take a break from that collar.
ATTENTION! ATTENTION! OFFICIAL ALERT FROM BABE CITY HQ INCOMING!
Greetings comrade. Today, we welcome the newest member to the force that is BCDC: Really Big Pinecone. This outfit--consisting of three members: Zannie Owens (bass, vocals), Greg Albert (drums), and Mikey Buishas (guitar)--is located in Brookyln, New York, and shares members with Celestial Shore and Guerilla Toss. Content from the group's first vinyl release, What I Said About The Pinecone, out Friday October 21, 2016, is currently streaming on The Fader. This information, which pleases us greatly to communicate to you, is to be cherished and shared. This is a day that will be remembered by Babe City for years to come. Congratulations to us all. Here's what Leah Mandel at The Fader said about the single:
The 10-inch vinyl record is currently available for pre-order in the Babe City Merchant Center. The first 100 purchase orders come with a limited W.I.S.A.T.P. badge. Wear it proudly.
Foozle talks to The Grey Estates about their history, creative process and future plans. Huge thanks to Alex Wexelman for taking the time to listen to the album and conduct one of the most compelling interviews we've read in recent memory.
We still have a few copies (less than 50) of Romantic Comedies on Red vinyl left! We only press 100 of these so if you want to own one act fast! There's also less than 30 red tapes available.
Alex Wexelman talked to Bueno on behalf of Gold Flake Paint about their recent LP 'Illuminate Your Room' -- this interview is a heavy hitter so we'll let it speak for itself. I can't emphasize enough how proud to have played a role in releasing this album. We still have a very limited amount of Babyface Blue vinyl (less than 25) left at over at store! These won't ever be pressed again in this color so act fast if you want to snag one.
Artists really hate genre tags. In not-very-interesting interviews, there’s always a prompt about genre and cultural reception, and even if the question is valid, interviewees have a somewhat standard response: we don’t think in terms of categories (or something to that effect). The same can be said about our approach to releasing records and supporting artists.
Fuck what you think you know about Babe City Records.
Today, more than any other day, we’re proud to announce the newest member of the BCDC family: NAPPYNAPPA. A fiery emcee from Southeast DC, NAPPYNAPPA has been building his cred for years with a series of excellent soundcloud releases, collaborating with friends and foes far and wide. Plus, dude is the best dressed in the crew.
Davonte “NAPPYNAPPA" Squire, aka The Mumbo Sauce Prince, sports a creative dedication that we can’t help but admire. He lives his music. There is no separation between Davonte and the many styles of NAPPYNAPPA. Instead, he uses his music and wit to draw listeners into his world. That world is not without its struggles, of course, but in Davonte’s wide-eyed way, those struggles are worth celebrating as much as his successes. If that’s something you can’t get behind, I don’t think we see eye-to-eye friend.
We’ve got some shit in the works with NAPPYNAPPA, some sooner than later, so keep your eyes peeled. For now, scoop this limited NNxBCDC tee--designed by our very own Kevin Sottek--jam to Davonte’s latest release, Powerline, and catch a reborn NAPPYNAPPA with Trash Talk for Rock n Roll Hotel’s 10-Year Anniversary blowout.
The Bueno boys are back with a new track that ain't whack, check out this tact-ful review in AdHac. It's actually AdHoc, but it doesn't rhyme as well:
On "Blown Out", off their upcoming Illuminate Your Room LP, Bueno delivers a personal take on a familiar rock narrative. Waking up to a world they don't understand or particularly like, Chiaruttini's narrator confronts a vapid and unforgiving wasteland from the perspective of an outsider. "I love rock n roll but it has a tendency to reinforce some very negative male stereotypes and lend a voice to those who probably don't necessarily need their voices amplified."
Hail Staten! Illuminate Your Room is available 8/19 on Babe City Records and Exploding in Sound(!!). Pre-order here.
You can now stream Foozle's Romantic Comedies in full over at Stereogum! While you're at it check out the awesome review from James Rettig.