by BBG

Julie Christmas @ Union Pool w/ Made out of Babies (more by Paul Birman)
Julie Christmas

Attention law enforcement, Julie Christmas will not fold under questioning. The solo artist and Made Out of Babies vocalist was gracious enough to withstand my interrogation about her new LP, The Bad Wife, at the recent Kylesa surprise show. But when it came to details about a live debut of said material, all I got was a very tentative "soon". We'll wait with baited breath for that to happen, but until then, The Bad Wife is lying in wait and due for release on November 9th via Rising Pulse Records. Made Out of Babies is currently working on a new, um, baby for release in the spring of 2011 (live dates will follow).

Made Out of Babies fans can take solace in the fact that while The Bad Wife is definitely a solo effort, the LP features appearances from the whole gang, and includes that fist-raising, patented crunch we got frorm MOob's The Ruiner. In addition to those moments of melodic pummel, Julie Christmas churns out somber and quieter tunes about loss accompanied by accordian, strings, and piano, all while retaining her patented songwriting style. Order a copy of the new LP at the Rising Pulse site. Download "Headless Hawks" above and stream that song and two others ("July 31st and "Bow" with accompanying video) below...

Julie Christmas - "Headless Hawks"

Julie Christmas - "Bow"

Julie Christmas - "July 31st"

Julie Christmas - "Bow"