I got word yesterday that Made Out of Babies had broken up. I was BUMMED. Major league bummed. I've been down with the Babies (ha..love typing that) since their 2005 debut album Trophy. They've been one of my favorite bands ever since. Hailing from NYC, they didn't make it out to the West Coast very often but I was lucky enough to catch them live in 2009 (w/ Intronaut & Kylesa....was an awesome show!) This really shouldn't have been such a shock, the band hadn't released any new material in four years and their frontwoman Julie Christmas officially launched her solo career in 2010. Maybe it's because I've never stopped listening to their three full length albums over the years that the band has always felt very much alive to me.
Crazy name aside, I really thought Made Out Of Babies could have been big. They wrote some rockin' songs and had one hell of vocalist & frontwoman. Their music was heavy enough to sway metal heads (like myself) but artsy enough for indie/hipster kids as well. Julie's voice is out of this world. Think Linda Blair from The Exorcist meets Bjork, crossed with a schizophrenic school girl...on drugs. She's gone solo now and has lent her vocals to a number of other projects but nothing has wowed me as much as the chemistry between Julie and her Made Out of Babies band mates. Sucks they never received the success/accolades they deserved.
I've selected three songs, one from each of their albums, for your listening pleasure. Hope you dig their sound. I know I have.