Entries tagged with: Badabing Records
by Bill Pearis
Singer-songwriter Kane Strang is from Dunedin, New Zealand, and the echoes of that city's musical heritage (The Chills, The Clean, The Verlaines) can be heard in his breezy, bouncy guitar pop. He's not regurgitating the past, though, and he's carved out his own sound already despite being a very new artist.
Following demo collection A Pebble And A Paper Crane, Strang's forthcoming debut album, Blue Cheese, which will be out February 26 via Flying Nun in NZ and Ba Da Bing! in North America. Get an early taste via chiming first single "Full Moon, Hungry Sun" which premieres below.
Kane will be on tour in North America later in 2016 -- stay tuned for details. Blue Cheese album art and tracklist are below.
by Andrew Sacher
Brooklyn singer/songwriter Katie Von Schleicher inked a deal with Ba Da Bing Records and they'll release her new album Bleaksploitation on November 13 on cassette and digital (pre-order). We've got the premiere of its track "I'm Not The Money," and if you're a fan of former Ba Da Bing artist Sharon Van Etten you'll probably dig this too. The song's got an old soul, somewhere between early rock and roll and a drunken piano ballad, but Katie doesn't go too retro. She recorded it straight to a Tascam four-track cassette machine, giving it a similar lo-fi hiss to early Cat Power or Will Oldham recordings. Listen below.
Katie also has a few local shows coming up. She plays 'The Hum' series on 10/19 at Manhattan Inn which is free (full lineup here), and she's also set to return to that venue on November 5. Then, she plays a Bleaksploitation release show on November 10 at Alphaville with Cantina and Cassandra Jenkins. Advance tickets for that one are on sale.
Lady Lamb the Beekeeper (aka Aly Spaltro), who we recently caught in a loft, has been (somewhat) quietly making lovely albums since the mid-'00s and has signed with Ba Da Bing Records who will release her new album, Ripely Pine, on February 19, 2013. We've got the premiere of "Rooftop," the first track to be released off the album which you can stream below, where you can also check out the LP artwork and tracklist. Ba Da Bing used to be home to Beirut who Lady Lamb has opened for.
Meanwhile, Aly's on tour with Kaki King which stopped at Glasslands this past Sunday (11/11) and the two play Le Poisson Rouge tonight (11/13). Tickets are still available. All tour dates are listed below.
DOWNLOAD: Sharon Van Etten - Love More (MP3)
photo by Kristianna Smith
Sharon Van Etten will be putting out her second record, a seven-song collection called Epic, on October 5th through Ba Da Bing. The track above is the last song off that. If you've seen her live recently (like at the Chris Knox Benefit), you may have caught it. In April, the song was covered at the Music Now Fest in Cincinnati by Bon Iver and members of the National. Their version (captured quite blurily) is posted below, as is a stripped-down acoustic rendition by Sharon.
The new record was recorded at Philly's Miner Street Studios and features vocal assists by Meg Baird (Espers), Cat Martino and Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees). A seven-inch is also due this summer on Polyvinyl.
Live, Sharon will be at Zebulon on July 7th to perform with a screening of The Builder. After that she has a pair of shows in Chicago including the Pitchfork Fest, and then a Saturday, August 7th show at Bushwick Starr with Mike Visser. She's also on the schedule for the Panda Bear- & Public Enemy-hosting Hopscotch Festival in North Carolina this September.
Tracklist for the new album, live videos and dates are below...
DOWNLOAD: WOOM - The Hunt (MP3)
WOOM is Eben Portnoy and Sara Magenheimer, a duo who splits time between Cali and NYC and used to be called Fertile Crescent. Both were in the band Flying, the other third of which is now in Glass Ghost. Last night WOOM played Cake Shop with "Bees Are Flowers" aka These Are Powers. Tonight (5/19) they perform at Death By Audio with Shooting Spires (BJ from Parts & Labor), AcHT(eN) (ex-The Good Good) and Family Trees.
At the end of May Woom goes to Europe for a three-week tour with Xiu Xiu. They'll be back at the end of June for shows as part of the Northside Festival (and a pair of dates in July too). Their debut, Muu's Way, comes out June 28th on BaDaBing Records (a track from it is above).
All tour dates, a video trailer for tonight's show, and live WOOM videos are below...