Thursday, March 15, 2012

R.I.P. Made Out Of Babies

R.I.P.
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.

03 Made Out Of Babies - El Morgan by Waste of Time



17 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear one of your favourite bands split up mate, they actually sound pretty good to me as well even!

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  2. That was almost haunting really, the music that is. It's quite a shame that they weren't together for very long, but at least they got three albums out.

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  3. Sometimes people just have to go their seperate ways, sucks though when a good band breaks up. Not bad music at all either.

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  4. Dude, I'd be pretty bummed too... :(

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  5. I've never heard of them before. Sucks that they broke up. :-/

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  6. never even heard of em. and they sound alrite.

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  7. So.. I'll check back for this, which album should I start at? Which is the most solid, I'll work myself around their music from there. Those 3 songs were awesome, so I kinda don'tt know which direction to head in yet.

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  8. Its always sad to see great bands break up

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  9. The title was misleading haha, I didn't know that was a band.

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  10. Never head of them until now. At least I have nothing to be sad about.

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  11. zooey deschanel w/out bangs? i hear some deftones in their music

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  12. I don't know anything about music so I have either never heard of them or have heard their songs and didn't know it was them.

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  13. the weather was beautiful and the last thing from oprah.

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  14. I didn't even know these guys existed until now, derp.

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  15. The Guys from Made Out Of Babies have Started a New Band called Bad Powers Check out there new single "New Bruises" here http://ter.ly/RRPV5G

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