GUMP - SLEVEN NOW AVAILABLE ON TAPE 4 THE HOLIDAZE

We've got good news: you can now hold your very own piece of GUMP history in your hands / play it in your box. Just in time for the holidays: the GUMP debut Sleven is NOW AVAILABLE on tape in our store. Walk on over right here to cop that shit!

Based in the lazy suburbs of Maryland just outside of Washington DC, GUMP (Give Us More Power) is an alternative quartet, blending hip-hop with post-rock. With souls too tired for punk music yet too restless for a mellower hip-hop alternative, the members of GUMP acknowledge yet respectfully disregard the traditional genre boundaries set-up by those artists who came before them, as they try to fit somewhere in between. 

Formed in late 2013, GUMP is fronted by Gaithersburg rapper Uno Hype (Germany Hawley), with guitarist/pianist Ali Badalov, bassist Joey Pappas and drummer Zeeshan Shad. he boys then took some time to refine their sound and complete their debut EP 'Sleven', which was premiered exclusively via leading alternative music blog AFROPUNK. Gump was named one of 25 DMV Artists To Watch in 2016 by Brightest Young Things and their song “4 O’Clock” was one of D.C. Music Downloads Favorites Songs of 2016.

Stepping in to 2017, GUMP have begun work on their upcoming EP 'Beer & Wine', which is scheduled for a February release, with their lead single "War" set for release in early January.

LEAPLING - KILLING TIME EP NOW AVAILABLE

Good news everyone! Leapling's Babe City debut--Killing Time EP (BCDC-020)--is now available for purchase on our store! The album, a companion piece to last year's excellent Suspended Animation, was described as "bouncy power-pop" and "a breezy exploration of ennui." Couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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Scoop the album right now on our store, available in clear cassette and/or digital download.


LADY PILLS PREMIERE DESPITE IN FULL ON BANDCAMP DAILY

Babe City's very own Lady Pills premiered their debut album Despite in full on Bandcamp Daily, with a positive review from prominent journalist Maria Sherman to boot.

"Despite is an irritated, fast-moving, wide-ranging record, one that avoids exhaustion by focusing its energy on crafting perfect rock songs. If this is what being fed up sounds like, we welcome that frustration."

Read the full review here, and scoop Despite on tape, CD and digital here. Catch Lady Pills on tour with Den-Mate starting 7/14.

NEW BUENO LP THIS SUMMER / CO-RELEASE WITH EXPLODING IN SOUND

Dem Bueno boys are back! After releasing their debut full-length--Guilt--last year on Babe City Records, Staten Island's finest is bringing their talents back to BCDC, this time on LP and in partnership with our friends at EXPLODING IN SOUND RECORDS. WHAT YES WOW CRAZY.

The Summer of Bueno starts soon.

OCCONEECHEE HAUNTS + STARING THRU THE WALL BY SMLH, OUT TODAY

The day has come to welcome BCDC 009 into the world - OCCONEECHEE HAUNTS + STARING THRU THE WALL by SMLH is now available in our store. A mid-atlantic sweat lodge of growth and fear and memory and noise, BCDC 009 comes printed on hi-fi red tint cassette tape with artwork designed by the artist and photos by Walt Lilly.

SMLH is the project of Samuel McFall Leidig Higgins, a musician based in North Carolina. This is a physical release of two digital albums out in 2015. We we're introduced to SMLH via our friends Sitcom, who came recommended after they played with Samuel in Raleigh, North Carolina last August. We've since found other notably fans of SMLH, including Canadian post punk / indie rock metaphysicists Ought. Matt May of Ought gave us a few good words on Samuel and his music:

Sam and his music (aka SMLH) exude boundless charm and passion. The songs are melodic, confident, and experimental (read: curious/exploratory) in all the right ways. I saw him play in North Carolina on my first proper tour and I haven't stopped being curious about his music since. O' what a pleasure it will be to wear out this tape.

Order the album on our store: cassettes + digital downloads. ;)