Amazing Baby to release Rewild
Formed just a year and a half ago, Brooklyn-based Amazing Baby has skyrocketed in a short amount of time. The core duo, Will Roan and Simon O'Connor, met at Wesleyan, the university that also spawned pals MGMT, Chairlift and Santigold. The two joined forces and began writing songs together when their separate bands started to crumble and voila!-Amazing Baby was born.
Their music, equally poppy and psychedelic is a fresh take on the comforting kinds of sounds you grew up with. Infinite Fucking Cross, their debut EP, only came out last summer, yet the guys have captured the attention of fans and critics alike.
Artist: Amazing Baby
Release date: 06/23/09
Label: Shangri-La Records
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Later filled out with Rob Laakso on guitar, Don Devore on bass and Matt Abeysekera behind the drums, the band has been featured in publications as respected as The Guardian and NME to Interview and Rolling Stone.
After touring with MGMT and Cold War Kids, the band is now preparing to release their anticipated debut full-length, Rewild, out June 23rd (Shangri-La Records).
Track titles include 'Bayonets', 'Invisible Palace', 'The Narwhal', 'Roverfrenz' and 'Caribbean Winter'. "Most of our song titles are discarded band names," Roan explained." 'Roverfrenz' is west Africa meets reggae, kind of Thom Thom Club and very upbeat," he said.
Amazing Baby also revealed that they intend to release a handful of tracks that didn't make the album's final cut separately as digital downloads, on vinyl and in other formats in the coming months.
The video for single "Headdress", now impacting Alternative, is a hazy, fantastic trip, complete with a cloak, a forest and a fair maiden.
Amazing Baby tour dates
Jun 23 2009 - Varsity w/ Phoenix - Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jun 25 2009 - Bluebird w/ Phoenix - Denver, Colorado
Jun 27 2009 - Regency Center - Grand Ballroom w/ Phoenix - San Francisco, California
Jun 28 2009 - The Wiltern w/ Phoenix - Los Angeles, California
Jul 16 2009 - Hoxton Bar & Grill - London
Jul 17 2009 - Latitude Festival - Suffolk, South
Jul 18 2009 - Melt Festival - Ferropolis
Aug 7 2009 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, Illinois
"Rewild" by Amazing Baby - release date: 06/23/09..