Free Music Friday! The Babies - "Trouble"

The twenty minutes of music on Cry Along with the Babies invites you into the kitchen, art studio, and bedroom where it was recorded in 2010 and early 2011. Intended to be an immediate document of new ideas, the six songs sound fresh, loose and vulnerable all at once. Recorded by Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone in between tours, studio recording sessions and cross country travel, each track has the magnetic charm of a new idea or an intimate conversation. While songs like "Trouble" and "My Tears" were subsequently re-recorded for a single (on Teenage Teardrops), and "Hey Mama" evolved into the track "Sick Kid" on their first s/t album, others like "Big Mercedes" and "That Boy" are seeing the light of day for the first time.

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With this release of demos and outtakes, the band will be hitting the road with Real Estate for a set of East Coast dates, then heading to Los Angeles to record a follow-up to their 2011 debut with Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs). In the meantime, Cry Along with the Babies offers a few private moments, whispered tones and songs still very much in bloom, shared on 12" vinyl through Matt Mondanile's (Real Estate, Ducktails) label New Images.

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