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BABYSITTER premieres “Envy”

With their self-titled follow-up to 2012’s hit parade, Eye, the BABYSITTER boys bring their incredible knack for melody to sounds and subjects of a more experimental persuasion. While anthemic bangers such as “Exploding Youth” and “Envy” and jangle punk screeds such as “Hard Times” and “Maintaining My Direction” remain the band’s bread and butter, they are complimented on BABYSITTER by free-form freak-outs such as “Neighbours Play The Worst Music” and downtempo genre exercises such as “Candy” and “Hippy in the City.” The resulting album captures the BABYSITTER you can expect to see live: poignant and hopeful hits tempered by aggressive asides and humourous provocations.

​Babysitter is Kristian North, Aden Collinge, and Andy Vanier. Recorded in the band’s new home base, Montreal, by Garrett Johnson (Brazilian Money), Babysitter features long-time collaborator JLK (Moss Lime, JLK & the Assassins, Velvet Chrome) singing back-up and a healthy spattering of sax courtesy of Mr. Vanier. The cover art by comics icon Marc Bell (Drawn & Quarterly) mirrors the album’s attitude: at once unwieldy and visceral, psychedelic and masterfully crafted, beautiful and belligerent.


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

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