The Newtown Sessions is a new bi-weekly in-studio series, brought to Noisey by our friends over at Newtown Radio, the Brooklyn-based online radio station.
Originally formed in Brooklyn in 2010 as a side project to play at house parties, The Babies—led by Kevin Morby of Woods and Cassie Ramone of Vivian Girls—are proving they are a legitimate band to watch in 2012.
On their first album, titled The Babies (Shrimper, 2011), they evinced a sharp, garage-y surf pop sound, with devastating hooks and crisp tape sounds. Yet, critics were quick to dismiss the group as just another lo-fi bedroom recording project, with minimal production value.
It appears they've bloomed into a formidable band with a cleaner and more polished sound on their latest record Our House On The Hill. With the help of Los Angeles producer Rob Barbato (La Sera, Bleached, Cold Showers, Cass McCombs) the songs on their latest album still maintain that lovely garage-y pop feel but have grown into a more mature and expansive sound.
We were lucky to have The Babies drop by for a session before they hit the road on a lengthy US tour. Watch as they perform "Get Lost," "Slow Walking," and "Moonlight Mile," here.
Stream the full recording right here.
Ace of Base's Secret Nazi Past
Before he founded Ace of Base, Ulf Ekberg was a member of Commit Suiside, a Nazi punk band.
Parquet Courts - "Light Up Gold Road Trip" (Full Documentary)
In this new documentary, Noisey follows rising indie rockers Parquet Courts from Mexico to Texas and London as they tour to support their debut LP, 'Light Up Gold.'
Yung Lean Doer Is the Weirdest 16-Year-Old White Swedish Rapper You'll Hear This Week
Yung Lean raps over pillow-fluffy beats and raps about glory holes and Arizona Iced Tea. Who the fuck is this kid? And why is he like this?
Adam Ant - The British Masters, Chapter 6
Noisey's John Doran talks with the great post-punk pop star Adam Ant about tribal body mods and layering tape.
Photos: Taking Acid at Coachella
When Paley sent these photos in, she included a nice little caveat over email that we've decided to reprint here in full, not only because it's too good to edit, but because her photographs of her and her weird buddies riding the snake are some of the best
R.I.P. Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)
On Thursday, the hyper-talented graphic designer, artist, and famed album cover creator Storm Thorgerson passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 69 years old.
The Internet Is Scary
As of six months ago, my Facebook fanpage is like a dojo where hormonal teenagers hone their technique. Here is a heartfelt poem from some kid who wants to rape, kill, and marry me.
I Accidentally Touched Little Richard's Butt One Time
It was in the Detroit airport. After it happened Little Richard said, "He graze my derriere."
Listen to St. Lucia's Remix of The Colourist's "Little Games"
Last month, Cali quartet the Colourist released "Little Games," and St. Lucia just pulled a warm Balearic blanket over the whole thing, sanding away its rough edges with bright synths and lightly gated percussion.
Aaron Montaigne, Godfather of Screamo, is More Interesting Than You Can Ever Hope to Be - Part Two
On surviving combat in Iraq and Afghanistan with the help of magic, 'Bladerunner,' and everything in between.