Babe the Blue OX - "Dragging the Joneses (Down to My Level)" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere)

by PopMatters Staff

19 February 2013

Babe the Blue OX were one of the first Brooklyn indie rock trendsetters, creating their early work in a part of town that was still a long way off from "Hipsterville".
 

Babe the Blue OX were one of the first Brooklyn indie rock trendsetters, creating their early work in a part of town that was still a long way off from “Hipsterville”. With a beginning in 1990, the Williamsburg-based group of Tim Thomas (guitar, vocals), Rose Thomson (bass, vocals) and Hanna Fox (drums, vocals) packed NYC clubs and created a surprising musical mix that was very nearly impossible to categorize. Of course, the band wanted it that way as they drew from disparate influences such as Captain Beefheart, the Minutemen and Prince—three other artists that are hard to place in a single genre box. Now, Babe the Blue OX has returned with their official sixth full-length LP, Guilty, which released earlier this month. Today, we bring you the premiere of the album’s first track, “Dragging the Joneses (Down to My Level)”, a tune about getting older and dissatisfaction.


  
TRACK LIST
01: Draggin the Joneses
02: I-35
03: Mal Madre
04: N.O.W.
05: Innumeracy
06: Estate Planning
07: God’s Hands
08: Self-Evident
09: Panning for Sand (bonus track)
10: Last Stop Or. . .(bonus track)
11: Down By the Riverbank (bonus track)
12: D Boon (bonus track)

 

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