Babes (band)

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Babes
Origin California
Genres Alternative rock, indie pop, indie rock
Years active 2013 – present
Labels

Barsuk Records

Harvest Records
Members Aaron, Zach, Sarah Rayne Leigh, Jeffery Baird, Bryan Harris

Babes is a Los Angeles-based indie pop band formed in 2013. The band is made up of siblings Aaron, Zach, and Sarah Rayne Leigh, and their cousins Jeffrey Baird and Bryan Harris. Their music has been described by critics as sad yet irreverent pop music for the bedroom with occasional flashes of sunny surf pop.[1][2][3]

Babes was the first ever musical guest on the podcast Harmontown in late 2016, and has since reappeared on additional episodes.[4] The band's music has also been featured on Adult Swim, with comedians such as Eric Wareheim and DJ Douggpound starring in their videos.[5][6]

Babes frontman and primary songwriter Aaron Leigh, who sometimes uses the stage name Billy Uomo, also collaborates with Nedelle Torrisi on shared musical projects. Together they have appeared in music videos and also released Kinks covers and produced scores for film and television.[7][8][9][10]

Musical releases

Album cover depicting a woman with an eye mask covering her mouth.
Album cover of Babes by Babes.

Babes' self-titled debut EP came out in 2013 on Harvest Records.[11][12]Barsuk Records released their second album Untitled (Five Tears), which is notable for having been recorded entirely on a mobile rig in various Southern California locations.[13]

In 2014 Babes released their second album Babes with Harvest Records. The album has been released on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Vevo.

References

  1. ^ "Artist to Watch: Babes". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  2. ^ Ryan, Kyle. "Babes' Sarah Rayne on going from child actor to musician". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Kim Taylor. "Babes - "I've Got a Reason to Keep on Living"". Noisey. Vice. Retrieved 24 July 2017. 
  4. ^ Dan Harmon Sucks http://www.danharmonsucks.com/harmontown/.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ Eakin, Mara. "Listen to Babes' self-titled EP a week before its release". AVClub. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  6. ^ "An important entry from our friends Babes and DJ Dougg Pound". Facebook. Adult Swim. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  7. ^ White, Caitlin. "Nedelle Torrisi – "Double Horizon" Video". Stereogum. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "PREMIERE: Fall in Love with New York Again and Again with Nedelle Torrisi's Video for "Double Horizon"". Noisey. Vice. 
  9. ^ Torrisi, Nedelle. "Started a project where Billy Uomo and I record cover songs with friends". Advice from Paradise. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "About: Aaron Leigh, a.k.a. Billy Uomo". Wild Dreams Music. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "Artist to Watch: Babes". The Deli Magazine. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
  12. ^ Eakin, Mara. "Listen to Babes' self-titled EP a week before its release". AVClub. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 
  13. ^ Henry, Dusty. "Family band copes with heartbreak and moving on". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 20 July 2017. 
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