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The Babies at the Media Club, Vancouver

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Cassie Ramone with The Babies at the Media Club, Vancouver, Nov 29 2012. Christine Redmond photo

Photos—The Babies at the Media Club, Vancouver, Nov 29 2012

– photos by Christine Redmond

The Babies, featuring Vivian GirlsCassie Ramone, kicked off their 2012 North American tour Thursday night in Vancouver.

The band is a side-project of Ramone and Kevin Morby, along with drummer Justin Sullivan and bassist Brian Schleyer.

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 out now on Woodsist Records.

While the band was originally conceived as a side-project, 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 result, Our House On The Hill, features organ, piano, saxophone and even strings playing a supporting role.

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Tour dates—The Babies:

Dec 03 – Reno, CA – Holland Project
Dec 04 – Sacramento, CA – Bows and Arrows
Dec 05 – Oakland, CA – 1-2-3-4 Go Records
Dec 06 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Dec 07 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place
Dec 08 – Pomona, CA – VLHS
Dec 09 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
Dec 10 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
Dec 11 – Tucson, AZ – Topaz Tundra
Dec 12 – El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Saloon
Dec 13 – San Antonio, TX – Korova
Dec 14 – Austin, TX – The Mohawk
Dec 15 – Dallas, TX – Bryan St Tavern
Dec 16 – Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
Dec 17 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
Dec 18 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Dec 19 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Dec 20 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Dec 21 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong
Dec 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie

 

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