The Canadian heavy rock trio is back with a new album that's their loudest yet.
Formerly from Victoria, British Columbia, the garage rock trio Babysitter now calls Montreal home, and now have a new self-titled album coming out next week. As per usual, the band cranks out the heavy guitar jams that sound reminiscent of Crazy Horse and the Stooges at the same time, the riffs massive, grating, threatening to drown out the rest of the band. "Envy" is a great example, which you can listen to below.
"'Envy' was recorded later in the session," the band tells PopMatters. "Jane (JLK) sings those smokey harmonies. Aden [Collinge, drummer] thought the song was called 'Andy'. It closes the record as a hand that lifts you from a swamp or quicksand on through listens."
Babysitter comes out 4 September on Psychic Handshake. Catch the band on tour in Eastern Canada:
08/28 - Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien (Kappa Chow, Towanda)
08/30- London, ON @ Vibrafusion Labs (So Young)
08/31 - Hamilton, ON @ HAVN (w/ Zena)
09/1 - Waterloo @ Raintree Cafe (w/ Real Food, Weak People)
09/2 - Guelph @ ANAF (w/ Start Something)
09/3- Toronto, ON @ 8/11 (w/ Moon Hag, Kappa chow
09/4- Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha (w/ Crosss, cellphone)
09/5- Montreal, QC @ Drones Club (w/ Crosss, RUREAL)
09/9 - St. Johns, NB @ Callahans
09/10 - Halifax, NS @ Gus' Pub (w/ Negative Rage, Bad Vibrations)
09/11 - Halifax, NS @ Radstorm (w/ Pretty Nihilist, Night Bummerz)
09/12 - Sackville @ Thunder & Lightning
09/13 - Charlottetown @ Babas (w/ Uncle)
09/15 - Fredricton @ Reneu Boutique (w/ The Waking Nights)
09/19 - Pop Montreal - Psychic Handshake Showcase