Posted in music | video on July 6, 2009

Babies

"Babies is Kevin from Woods, Cassie from Vivian Girls (and Bossy) and Justin from Bossy." [Anonymous | July 1, 2009 11:17 AM]
Babies played the Woodsist Fest afterparty at Market Hotel on Saturday night (the 4th of July). Check out a video Bill took at their show, below...

Babies | Woodsist/Captured Tracks Afterparty | 7.04.2009

It was a weekend full of new Woodsist/Captured Tracks super-groups. Earlier that day, the Dum Dum Girls played their first show at the fest. One day earlier The Mayfair Set played the fest in Market Hotel.

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Comments (89)

Watching this was like watching a bands first practice.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:26 PM

^^^^lol so true.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:33 PM

that was literally my first thought 5:26

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:40 PM

Isn't each Vivian Girls show like watching a bands first practice though?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:44 PM

^^^^ hahaha good commenting

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:48 PM

If I were them I'd focus on learning to play the songs from my primary band before branching on into side projects.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:48 PM

drummer looks bored out of his mind

Posted by JT | July 6, 2009 5:53 PM

ahahahahhahahahahahh so true @ 5:44

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 5:54 PM

I didn't attend the show so I can only pass judgement on the attached video, and I can not believe that's what's going down these days that people are getting so excited about. While I've seen and heard most of the V Girls work, it's never impressed me much. And yes, I know technical prowess doesn't need to be every band's 'think'. But seriously, Babies?! So I'm left to believe that if one is in a band(s) that receives lots of buzz in a hip neighborhood, that's all it takes. Everyone, gather up the instruments, everybody on that side of the room, this is your side-project. Everyone on that side of the room, this is your side-project.

What happened to side-projects like Blind Faith where the musicians could actually, er, play instruments and write songs. Regardless of the fact that was well before my time, I'm old enough to know a well crafted song, and Babies, you most certainly do not craft songs well. Now go get your Telecasters and listen to Radiohead.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:00 PM

Vivian don't even play telecasters...squires!!!! uggg

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:02 PM

I was there, this was awful.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:03 PM

As bad as this is...and it is BAD...Vivian Girls put on a rad set on Saturday...I'm not really a fan and have seen them faaaar too many times by now...but Saturday the girls played with a great intensity!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:07 PM

^ with all due respect, sir/madam, i find it difficult to believe that the vivian girls could ever be described as playing with "intensity".

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:09 PM

This comment thread is awesome, FR.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:15 PM

The incest-theme continues. If there is a lesson to be learned from the Woodsist Fest is that, well, maybe it's a tad early for a festival, even if it only lasts two days. What this really felt like to me was the ultimate cheerleading festival . . . "what a great scene we have, it's so good that we can pull together our talents and start side-projects to bolster the bill. It's all good if we aren't that good, we are all friends, man. Cool thing. Wink. Wink."

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:28 PM

I heard this weekend Waves, one of the Vivian Girls, and 80% of the bands that played for Todd P this year made bowel movements. Word has it they were solid BM's too which could mean a new festival in Williamsburg or day party in Austin! Quick, somebody call Pitchfork!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:33 PM

uhm i thought the fest was awesome!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:35 PM

This is soo terrible..
Just slap on the name Woodsist and shit turns into good shit.
I like Kurt Vile and Woods though.

Posted by Noneyurbusiness | July 6, 2009 6:46 PM

i feel embarrassed

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:51 PM

what if this is something they did for fun one night....chill out people

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 6:53 PM

Terrible terrible band name. I miss 'the's.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 7:05 PM

babies, girls, sisters, little girls.

just stop it guys. absolutely cannot take this shit seriously.also the video of them playing is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 7:18 PM

CHILD ABUSE

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 7:31 PM

The incest-theme continues. If there is a lesson to be learned from the Woodsist Fest is that, well, maybe it's a tad early for a festival, even if it only lasts two days. What this really felt like to me was the ultimate cheerleading festival . . . "what a great scene we have, it's so good that we can pull together our talents and start side-projects to bolster the bill. It's all good if we aren't that good, we are all friends, man. Cool thing. Wink. Wink."

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 7:53 PM

speaking of child abuse (and band names), I laffed when I saw the lineup for that Danbro Halloween show. It basically went: The Homosexuals, Child Abuse, Fiasco.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 8:30 PM

"Now go get your Telecasters and listen to Radiohead."

This kind of mentality stifles the imagination and kills babies everywhere.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 8:54 PM

Yes! And if I may add, a lack of originality if becoming seriously contagious. That's right Crystal Stilts, I'm looking at you. I was at the Stephen Shore photo exhibit in Chelsea recently. It's all his black & white images from Warhol's Factory years. There was a shot of Nico & The Velvets which looked like them dressed up identical to the Stilts. Um, oh yeah, that's right, dang thing was shot in the '60s and the Stilts are rockin' '09. All hail the bands and artists who pay no attention to what blogs give thumbs up and down to and just do their own thing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 9:01 PM

you guys obviously don't know how to have fun

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 9:06 PM

They were an opening act that played for like 30 wasted people at a dump space in Bushwick. How can anybody be offended by this? Some of these comments are acting like they just got a 10.0 on Pitchfork. Chill the fuck out.

Commenters on this board act like there's a velvet rope outside Todd P shows and a doorman judging how skinny your jeans are. That festival was really great. There wasn't an ounce of pretension in the place. You want to get bothered about exclusion and pretension, get a drink at Bungalow 8 and see how that makes you feel. There are bigger fish to fry in this city, you uptight, provincial assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 9:08 PM

any pictures for thee oh sees/golden triangle/the beet/german measles show?

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 10:01 PM

OH MY GOD!
Who cares about any of this?
MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD, and that is the worst logo ever!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 10:03 PM

9:01 - Give me a break. Take a look at those guys and you really think they're aching to look like the Velvet Underground? Doesn't seem like they give two shits what they look like. Stop trying so hard to look for any little thing to nitpick that you end up being off base. Care to provide some examples?

I could care less if you like the same bands I like but at least be correct in your criticisms.

Posted by Gerard Malanga | July 6, 2009 10:20 PM

scene

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 10:35 PM

poop....where's the 'meh' guy? Hope he's ok

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 10:42 PM

I think in the beginning there might have been only 1 meh guy - but I would think there are more meh contributors now.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 10:59 PM

I've listened to it several times and I like it

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:19 PM

Me too, I really like it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:21 PM

there's definitely more than one meh guy. i'm guilty of doing it once, and i've only done it that once.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:22 PM

I am the meh guy.

I was at the Babies afterparty, wasted, and really enjoyed it. I'd rate it an 8.meh at least.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:25 PM

I think it was the first time they played together. Sounded ok for that, vocals need to be louder so not drowned out by music.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:29 PM

^^ i like this honesty.

this has been a good thread for commenting. i agree with basically everyone here.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:29 PM

I liked it

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:32 PM

I agree with 11:29. Cassie's got a really great voice but you can't hear it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:35 PM

6:00 you sound like a music expert. Maybe you should write for Rolling Stone, might brush up on the grammar first.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:45 PM

I really like the sound.

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:47 PM

Are you kidding me? You're still commenting on this shit? MICHAEL JACKSON IS DEAD! And that is the worst fucking logo ever!

Posted by Anonymous | July 6, 2009 11:57 PM

what logo are you talking about

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 12:00 AM

inforMEHl side project

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 12:08 AM

The MEHfair Set

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 12:12 AM

holy fuck, can't people just make some music with their friends without the entire blogosphere jumping on their backs? do you really think they're trying to be some groundbreaking, original, tight band? it's true, they probably haven't practiced very much... who gives a fuck? they were probably having a lot of fun

Posted by JP | July 7, 2009 12:26 AM

The MEHfair Set. Classy. Heh.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:14 AM

wouldnt it be a lot more blog approval worthy to look like animal collective or grizzly bear than the fucking tired old velvet underground? dumbass

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 2:14 AM

funny how cassie ramone has her own personalized BV tag.... curious.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 9:06 AM

but this scene is MAKING HISTORY.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 9:18 AM

'funny how cassie ramone has her own personalized BV tag.... curious.'

it's quite obvious that BV and the Vivian Girls are friends. They get more posts on here than any other band. Not to mention that comments being overtly critical or insulting towards them get deleted. Same with Crystal Stilts. Whatever. Start your own blog if you have a problem with it, is i guess the answer.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 9:36 AM

It reminded me of going to a poetry reading where all the poems by all the poets make inside jokes and references that can only be understood by those involved in the poetry reading. In other words, it's not yet ready for the public. Practice in your room. Write a diary first, then a letter addressed to one other person. If that goes so well, then you may be ready to play out in front of people who don't know who the fuck you are.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:13 AM

"it's quite obvious that BV and the Vivian Girls are friends."

not true

"They get more posts on here than any other band."

not true

"Not to mention that comments being overtly critical or insulting towards them get deleted"

not true (see above). Personal, non-music-related attacks and rapist-like comments do get removed when caught though.

"Same with Crystal Stilts."

not true.

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 7, 2009 10:17 AM

P.S. what is curious about the tag?

Posted by brooklynvegan | July 7, 2009 10:20 AM

The vivian girls don't even want to have posts on here about them. I don't blame them though they get ripped up in the comments section every time.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:24 AM

i wish I was at this show so I could have let out a killer vegan fart that would have annihilated everyone

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:35 AM

they get ripped up in the comments because they

A)make uninteresting music
B)suck live
C)are so rad, yo
D)made that bathtub interview
E)all of the above

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:44 AM

>>but this scene is MAKING HISTORY.

Oh no, here we go again. FYI; there are bands in every generation that people view as "MAKING HISTORY." In fact, in 2000 there was an entire Brooklyn-scene said to be doing just that. Many of those bands have, thankfully, disappeared. Some have not.

Let's refrain from invoking HISTORY (all caps, come on) too soon. I know many of you feel passionate about these bands and are excited about feeling a part of something, but do yourself a favor and calm down, because you don't want to eat those words down the line.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 10:45 AM


"i wish I was at this show so I could have let out a killer vegan fart that would have annihilated everyone"

Hahahaha!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:04 AM

maybe it was sarcasm?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:04 AM

Baby Wipes is coming to make all of this shit moot.

Posted by jordi | July 7, 2009 11:21 AM

this show was like a drunken afterthoyught after everybody got wasted and baked all day long in the sun.

that said, it's pretty tight even so. babies aren't some amazing new band but they are a fun pleasant new thing by people I like already

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:28 AM

this thread is making HISTORY!

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:28 AM

it's never to soon to MAKE HISTORY

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:41 AM

the history is thing isn't really funny.

so some kid got excited, let it be.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 11:51 AM

brooklyn vegan comment people are nerds

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 12:38 PM

I always knew that special feeling I got at market hotel was my intuition that I was part of HISTORY

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:01 PM

you know I'd bet $100 that the "HISTORY" guy is the same guy as the "PHENOMENAL SOUND" guy, and I don;t mean the original posters who said whatever, I mean the hater who thinks he's really funny.

hey guy, you've got a chip on your shoulder about Todd P's scene that can be seen from space. Why not obsess over something else? It's a big city, go start your own thing and outdo these people that rub you the wrong way.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:06 PM

^
paranoid much, Todd?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:13 PM

the "phenomenal sound"/"history"/1:13 guy makes it more obvious that he's a weirdo crank with every post.

sorry Todd P ran off with your old lady or ran over your dog or whatever dude

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:27 PM

who's Todd P?

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:33 PM

people should definitely take that $100 bet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 1:36 PM

re: Vivian Girls

anon: "They get more posts on here than any other band"
bv: "not true"

really?

tag search results:
The Beatles = 19 hits
MGMT = 54 hits
Crystal Stilts = 47 hits
REM = 33 hits
Crystal Castles = 38 hits
Michael Jackson = 20 hits
derhunter = 58 hits
Yeah Yeah Yeahs = 43 hits
Jack White = 21 hits

Vivian Girls = 71 hits

Either you're friends with them, BV, or you have a glaringly obvious fanboy crush on them.

Have a nice day.

Posted by fact check | July 7, 2009 2:16 PM

The Beatles? LOL

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 2:21 PM

Brooklyn Vegan, much though I love and respect the site, post Vivian Girls posts so frequently because he knows it will generate hits, and comments, and obsessive haters hitting refresh to see if their comment got a rise. It's about advertising revenue.

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 2:37 PM

morby is a babe

Posted by Anonymous | July 7, 2009 3:40 PM


all of this is bullshit anyway.

nobody will remember any of it because none of this music is timeless. people who can be making amazing music try to fit in with lo-fi bullshit when they have the ability to make a great hi-fi record. when did hi-fi become dead? when did squires become sweeter than jaguars? maybe all of the bands in new york should get out of the city for the month, listen to some old vinyl and re-imagine their dream. AND WASH YOUR CUT/FOLD SHORTS, PLEASE. THEY SMELL.

oh yeah, i'm not from new york and I don't fucking care. AND i'm only stopping this rant to get another fucking beer. and it's kevin fucking bacon's birthday (they just announced it on BBC radio). oh yeah, FUCK YOU.
xo

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 7:04 AM

MM...BACON

Posted by Sacred Absolute Hipster Cow | July 8, 2009 10:25 AM

7:04am is up at 7:04am, bitching about nothing.

Posted by Anonymous | July 8, 2009 11:38 AM

if i remember correctly the bass player of the crystal stilts was wearing a red sox hat and the keyboard guy looked like he was going golfing. no big shit people, its just music

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 3:38 AM

"holy fuck, can't people just make some music with their friends without the entire blogosphere jumping on their backs? do you really think they're trying to be some groundbreaking, original, tight band? it's true, they probably haven't practiced very much... who gives a fuck? they were probably having a lot of fun"


it's true, there's really no need to trash talk these bands. in fact, there's really no reason to talk about these bands at all. total snoozefest.

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2009 11:44 AM

you're all very impressive people.

Posted by joe porter | October 12, 2009 1:44 AM

that was literally my first thought 5:26

Posted by pass | December 24, 2009 1:16 AM

This is soo terrible..

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