Amazing Baby / Rewild
Album: Rewild   Collection:General
Artist:Amazing Baby   Added:Jul 2009
Label:Shangri-La Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-09-20 Pull Date: 2009-11-22
Week Ending: Nov 22 Nov 15 Nov 8 Oct 25 Oct 18 Oct 11 Oct 4 Sep 27
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 3 6 4

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 16, 2011: Fontana Uganda Astoria
Smoke Bros
4. Mar 20, 2010: The Knife
2. Nov 11, 2010: And Other Useful Bibles
5. Jan 16, 2010: The Knife
Pump Yr Brakes
3. Apr 29, 2010: Hipster Garbage
Pump Yr Brakes
6. Nov 20, 2009: The DJ Never Has It
Smoke Bros

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2009-09-12
Oh look, another psych electro band from Wesleyan. Spacey, overproduced, trippy. If neon and feathers could sing. Sounds like: their classmates MGMT, quite willfully. However: Amazing Baby are more forwardly glam, and rely less on synth than big guitar. Also in there: Suede, Slade, Let’s Dance era Bowie, Elvis Costello. Like if Pink Floyd and T. Rex formed a supergroup. Hey, it could happen.

Amazing Baby (a five piece at the moment) are cored by Will Roen and Simon O’Connor. These guys roomed and played and partied with the MGMT boys, Boy Crisis, Chairlift... but formed in early ’08 (well after the Oracular Spectacular drop). How interconnected are these kiddos? I’ll refer you to Will Roen’s excellent boast to RS that he and MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser have “all slept with the same girls”. Very cavalier, Will.

try: 11, 1-4 (FCC on 4)
FCC: 4, 6

*1. pop rock beat. quick-hits and lots of string noise. pointy bass, glammy vocals. very elvis costello. wraps with a poppy vocal vamp.
*2. epic, loud, orchestral black keys-y plod and pink floyd vocals/melody. definitely fell off the DSOTM train.
*3. fast tambourine/drums & train whistle oohs. oppositional bass. croony glam chorus.
*4. FCC “fuckin” once. laid back glam pop. slicing, slidy electric. shuffle drums.
5. mellow old school glam. slower, melodic, wa wa backing vocals. sounds like the MGMT song “of moons birds & monsters”... you know, like XTC.
6. FCC fast, means-business drums & snottier vocals. darker, minor, aggrieved.
7. FCC “fucked” once. serious lion king orchestration in intro/chorus. synth/keys & simple drums. fade starts a little early.
8. is that a... sitar? hand-drums & ironic chant backup vocals. some serious moody blues / the who action on this one. FYI: a narwhal is a medium-sized toothed whale. really!
9. slower, stretched out whirlpool track. padded drums. ripply, reverby backing vocals.
10. rocky. cymbal-heavy drums & wrangly guitar in chorus, low rumbly verse vocals. poppy chorus with bizarre lyrics: “we are starving cannibals”.
*11. fuck yeah! draggy cool psych rock + uppercut vocals + wailing electric. very bizarre take on “do the locomotion” in the chorus. sustained synth chords vs rock strum sound. suedey “oh”s. fade-out starts :30 to end, but can be played out.

Track Listing
1. Bayonets   6. Deerripper
2. Invisible Palace   7. Old Tricks In Hell
3. Kankra   8. The Narwhal
4. Headdress   9. Roverfrenz
5. Dead Light   10. Smoke Bros
  11. Pump Yr Brakes