Thursday, July 7, 2011


Looks like the staff at the Boston Phoenix are diggin' on some Baby Tears. Good to see Solid Attitude, Bass Drum of Death, and White Mystery on it too.

Nebraska: Baby Tears

CITY: Omaha
SONG TO DOWNLOAD: "Stygian Witches"

WHY THEM: Let it be known: plenty of things that have nothing to do with Saddle Creek Records go down in Omaha. The handful of tracks from Baby Tears' upcoming full-length opus that they've leaked on their blog sound like they were recorded on a shitty old broken four-track. Of course, that's because it's exactly what happened, as part of their strategy to spend just $30 on recording a CD. But the shambolic presentation only accentuates the damaged urgency of Baby Tears' rock-noise (as opposed to noise-rock), each tune a glorious musical loss of composure. They're playing in the same sandbox the Blood Brothers once frequented, using unexpected but weirdly appropriate sound effects instead of really shrill lead singers.

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