The Babies share video for “Mess Me Around”

The Babies release new video for 'Mess Me Around', announce tour dates

The Babies had previously shared a video for “Baby,” from their latest album, Our House On The Hill. Now, you can watch a new video for “Mess Me Around”. The video was directed by Bob’s Burgers writer, Scott Jacobson. The Babies are also starting a North American tour tomorrow, followed by a European tour that kicks off in May with an appearance at Primavera Sound Festival.

After their first full length album on Shrimper Records, a demos EP on New Images, and scores of singles on U.S. and international record labels, The Babies second album, Our House On The Hill, is their Woodsist Records debut and the first with new bassist, Brian Schleyer.

While the band was originally conceived as a side-project outlet for Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone – along with drummer Justin Sullivan – to trade song ideas and play house parties, 2011 saw the project grow into a full time affair. The band spent much of the year touring the U.S. and abroad, all the while writing new material, both in their home of Brooklyn and during a two-month sojourn in Los Angeles.

In February 2012, the band swapped their usual environs of Brooklyn’s Rear House recording studio and spent two weeks in Los Angeles working with Producer Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, The Fall, Cass McCombs). The increased time and focus allowed them to explore musical directions only hinted at on their first album. Thus, Our House On The Hill features hushed dirges, melancholic traveling odes and squealing rave-ups. Organ, piano, saxophone and even strings play a supporting role in enhancing the aural atmosphere, which finds the band finally realizing a sound that can be called their own. Simple yet thoughtful; familiar yet haunting. Sweet but somber.

Apr 19 – Somerville, MA – Starlab
Apr 20 – Middletown, CT – Wesleyan University
Apr 21 – Winooski, VT – Monkey House
Apr 22 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
Apr 23 – Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar
Apr 24 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
Apr 25 – Columbus, OH – Rumba Cafe
Apr 26 – Baltimore, MD – Golden West
Apr 27 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
May 03 – Albany, NY – Valentines
May 04 – Bennington, VT – Bennington College Sunfest
May 26 – Grenoble – Le Ciel
May 27 – Strasbourg – Le Troc Cafe
May 28 – Paris – Le Point FMR
May 29 – Nantes – Stereolux
May 30 – Limoges – La Fourmi
May 31 – Switzerland Lausanne – Le Romandie Club
June 1 – Italy Modena – Mattatoio, carpi (modena)
June 2 – Switzerland Luzern – Radio 3Fach Voliere Bar
June 3 – Germany Munich – Kafe Kult
June 4 – Austria Vienna – Arena
June 5 – Czech Republic Prague – K4
June 6 – Germany Dresden – Ostpol
June 7 – Germany Berlin – Monarch
June 8 – Sweden Malmo – Debaser
June 9 – Stockholm – Debaser
June 10 – Gothenburg – Roda Sten
June 12 – Denmark Copenhagen – Huset-KBH
June 13 – Germany Hamburg – Astra Stube
June 14 – Germany King Georg
June 15 – Holland Utectht – Ekko
June 16 – Holland Amsterdam – Paradiso
June 17 – Belgium Kortrijk De Kreun
June 18 – Holland Groningen – Vera
June 19 – Bristol – Start the Bus
June 20 – London – Lexington
June 21 – York – The Duchess
June 22 – Brighton – Greenstore

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