Thursday, December 6, 2012


"...Chances are, Baby Tears hates you and well, that's why we like them. The trio creates heavy, black-cast noise rock, taught by professors from the school of Big Black and Birthday Party. The band's Rusty Years LP is an angry, noisy and at times, angular blast of uncompromised fury. The four-track recordings careen through a sea of static as it presents a pre-industrial sounding mash of post-punk and garage noise. It's such a stark move for both Jones and vonStup that its rendered their past band histories (The Shanks, Ladyfinger) irrelevant as points of sonic reference..." READ MORE HERE

Friday, November 23, 2012


BABY TEARS: Rusty Years: LP Three songs into this, something sounded off. Suddenly I realized that I just may have been listening to this at the wrong speed. D’oh! At 45 RPM, this record was highly intriguing and came across like a mash-up of the Lost Sounds and Xbxrx. At 33 RPM, which I’m assuming is the intended speed, this sounds more like Francis Harold And The Holograms style noise-punk and, sometimes, like an even more unconventional Birthday Party. The lo-fi recording and the silk screened album cover convince me that this is indeed a DIY product and not just some hipster douche’s self wank fest. It’s an interesting listen, for sure. I just wish it was meant to be played at 45. –Juan Espinosa (Rainy Road, Doom Town)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012


10/26 - Brother's Lounge w/ Weakwick, and Yuppies
11/2 - The Sandbox w/ Child Bite, Sun Settings, and Dirt
11/8 - Minneapolis @ Medusa w/ Weakwick and American Cream
11/9 - Chicago @ Burlington Bar w/ Weakwick, Maco Sika, and Zelionople
11/10 - Iowa City @ TBA w/ Weakwick

Monday, October 1, 2012


Hide your beers and lose your fears, it’s Baby Tears with Rusty Years! I thought their 7″ from a few months ago was cool, and this new album expands on that nicely, tapping a keg of dirty, maniacal punk rock and letting it flow. Reminds me a whole lot of TV Ghost, in the way that the bass and drums drive the music and the guitarist and vocalist just kinda cackle and scream over top. Maybe a touch of Mukilteo Fairies when they really get wound up, and as I’m pretty sure these guys were buds with Excelsior back in the day, so maybe a touch of their riff-rock splendor, too? I’ll be honest, I couldn’t figure out if this was a 45 or 33 for a while (neither sounded quite “right”), but I have confirmed it’s a 33, meaning the music is actually burly and grizzled instead of sounding like Crazy Spirit. If any songs in particular really blew my mind, I’d tell you to race out and pick up a copy, but as it’s really just a good sound, my recommendation stays at the “check them out when they come to your town” level. That’s my plan! Yellow Green Red

Thursday, September 6, 2012




Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Show this Thursday 8/30

We're playing Barley Street Tavern this Thursday with Lupines (ex-Brimstone Howl, Monroes, The Ghosts, etc). We play first so get there on time. We'll also have Rusty Years LPs with us for sale. See you there.

Friday, August 17, 2012


The Rusty Years LPs showed up early. Go ahead and buy one...

Monday, August 6, 2012

Rusty Years Release Date set for August 21st, New Video for Hypochondriac Wetdream

Doom Town Records, in cooperation with Rainy Road Records, will be releasing Baby Tears' first full-length LP, Rusty Years on August 21st. All preorders will be shipped on that day. There is a release show planned for Sunday, October 7th at Barley Street Tavern. We will have more details on that in the near-future. For now, hurry up and order your copy of Rusty Years HERE

Baby Tears just finished producing a video for the song Hypochondriac Wetdream from Rusty Years. The video was filmed in a sweltering hot garage (100+ degrees). Enjoy.

  Baby Tears "Hypochondriac Wetdream" from Daniel Croix on Vimeo.

Friday, July 27, 2012


We have a sweet show coming up this Sunday, July 29th. The show starts at 9pm, and we will probably play around the same time that Breaking Bad is on, so set those VCRs. I know I will.

Noah's Ark was a Spaceship
Baby Tears
Birthday Suits

As mentioned above, the show starts at 9. It's at the Waiting Room and only costs $7.
Last Saturday afternoon, we printed the LP covers for our full-length "Rusty Years"(test pressing arrived today). Jacobo's chips and salsa were grazed upon, cans of Mexican beer were guzzled, and 200+ record covers were screen-printed. Printing soundtrack standouts include the new Crazy Spirit album and Cranford Nix Jr. It was a pretty sweet afternoon, and only got sweeter as we moved into the night with dinner and XXX drinks at Mt. Fuji Inn. Here we are at work:

Friday, July 20, 2012

Rusty Years at the press, release date coming soon

Start expecting weekly updates on here.  Expect anything.

In Baby Tears news, the LP is at the press now.  We'll be announcing a release date soon.  In the meantime you can pre-order it HERE.  So what have we been up to lately?  We just got done filming a video for Hypochondriac Wetdream that's now being edited by yours truly.  We're also getting ready to record another set of songs, what we'll do with them is yet to be determined.  We also have some rad shows coming up, but we're only gonna let you know about them one at a time.  Next one is coming up in a few weeks, Sunday 7/29 at the Waiting Room with STNNNG, Birthday Suits, and Noah's Ark Was A Spaceship.  We never play there and we may never again so until next week...

Monday, June 4, 2012

Live at Brothers Lounge 6/2/12

On a Bathroom Floor
Baby Flies
She Sells Eggs
Ryan White
Bottom of the Sun
Bang It Out
Hypochondriac Wetdream
Potential Profits

Monday, May 14, 2012

Next Show - Sat 6/2 @ Brothers Lounge w/ Blind Shake & New Lungs

Rusty Years LP Pre-Order is still going on. Get a copy from Rainy Road Records HERE

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Baby Tears shows on Friday @ Oleavers and Sunday @ West Wing

Come celebrate Good Friday at Oleavers w/ us, Watching the Train Wreck, and Worried Mothers.

Then join at West Wing w/ us, Weakwick and Sir Isaf Gul.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Razorcake reviews

Self-titled: CD
Overblown, overdriven, and over-the-top sonic bombast. If I was the dude from In the Red Records, I would definitely pay close attention to ‘em, ‘cause they definitely fit within that label’s noisy, trashy rock purview. –Jimmy Alvarado (

Self-titled: 7” single
Trashy, fuzzed-out, and distorted garage gnarl. The first song, “Homeless Corpse,” is a jumpy and noisy fucking tune. Drums are hammered, guitars are throttled, the singer proclaims that he “don’t like it!” and a haze of feedback hangs in the air. But it’s the song on the second side, “She Sells Eggs,” that keeps this on the record player a bit longer. The drums are punchy and chunky; the bass that comes in with its thick and turgid sound is what makes this one a winner. The riffs are close to pummeling, but never beating you over the head. They’re more about rocking out and getting off. –Matt Average (Rainy Road,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Rusty Years LP is now available for pre-order

We bet some of you are wondering what ever happened to our new LP, Rusty Years. It has been available free digitally for some time now. Was the decision to put Rusty Years online for free something similar to "going straight to VHS"? That is not the case. It has been a little over a year since the album was recorded, and we are now pleased to announce that Rusty Years will be released on vinyl in the late spring/early summer of 2012, courtesy of Rainy Road Records. Includes screen-printed cover, black vinyl, and photocopied insert. Limited to 200 copies.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Maximum Rock'n'Roll says Baby Tears is "catchy and have musical merit"

The rest of the review can be interpreted however you wish.

Baby Tears-"Homeless Corpse / She Sells Eggs"
"Baby Tears hail from that ubiquitous world of lo fi, Goner Records-type of trashy punk that seems to dominate the music scene these days. Maybe I shouldn't be so dismissive, since these two tracks are pretty catchy and have musical merit, but I just cant (get?) over the fact that there are a thousand bands that sound exactly like this right now. Fans of damaged basement rock will dig this, I'm sure." (BG) (Bob Goldie)
(Rainy Road)

Homeless Corpse by Baby Tears

She Sells Eggs by Baby Tears

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Yellow Green Red likes the new Baby Tears 7"

"...I like both cuts, and would imagine Baby Tears are one of the more exciting acts stomping around Omaha. If I was stuck there, I’d want to make music that sounds like this too."

Read the review here

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

She Sells Eggs goes to France

"Le Nebraska, l’un des états les plus mornes des Etats Unis, nous avait filés quelques uns de nos plus beaux frissons garage grace à Brimstone Howl ou encore les Forbidden Tigers. Mais depuis un bout de temps, c’était plus ou moins silence radio. Mais Rainy Road Records vient nous mettre un coup de défibrilateur avec le 45t des Baby Tears. Un titre par face et suffisamment d’énergie pour alimenter le Nebraska pendant une paire d’années..."

Read more at 7 inch allah here

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2012 Injury Report

The first Baby Tears injury of 2012 award goes to our bass player, Ethan Jones. Yesterday, Ethan nearly chopped off the tip of his left index finger with an X-acto knife. So much for wicked bass solos this week at practice. Let us all wish his finger a speedy recovery.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Live in Fayetteville, AR - Review

Last week, there was a great show at JRs Lightbulb Club. Don’t get me wrong, I love local music. But I especially like it when a local band plays with two out-of-town bands that you haven’t been privileged enough to catch yet. I don’t know much about Omaha, Nebraska. Long ago, I passed through the place many-o-time in an 18 wheeler. But if their music scene is even remotely indicative of the emissaries they sent on January 7th of this year….the place..well, must have a good music scene. Baby Tears are as lo-fi, analog, DIY as it gets. They play shitty instruments and make 4 track recorded LPs. Take into consideration their high-octane enthusiasm that accompanies the rock-noise they throw at the audience, like projectile vomit, and you have a good show. They have that road-hardened edge and a ferocious energy on stage. They epitomize the band that comes to your town and burns it the f*ck up. Hope they make it back soon.

More pics here, also cool pics and review on The Fucking Party as well

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Homeless Corpse gets a sweet review on 7inches

"...the most blown out peaking trash sound since the Mayyors...some of the best moments of Terror Visions, there's still a lot of possibilites in that Units combination of synth-punk..."

Read here

Monday, January 2, 2012

Baby Tears / TFP tour dates

1/4 - KC, MO @ Mosquito's House w/ Vader Wolf and Mosquito Bandito
1/5 - Springfield, MO @ Outland Bar
1/6 - OKC @ The Conservatory w/ The Copperheads
1/7 - Fayetteville, AR @ JR's Lightbulb Club w/ Potion