…Nada Surf with you, BROKEN BABY Hand Heat
by Walter Price
Further proof that no one can put Rocknrollers Broken Baby in the corner LA Weekly’s Brett Callwood has proclaimed, “No hyperbole here, but Broken Baby are one of the greatest live bands in Los Angeles right now.”, and I don’t know this for sure, but I’d have to say that it just has to be true. Blazing single after single, some of the best in-house video productions going, and lyrics that say something deeper than your average rock band has the ability to. So their live shows must be dynamite. So, why isn’t this duo your favorite band yet?!
Fine, maybe their brand new single “Hand Heat” will flip ya. It’s so yummy you may get bloated from all the Fuck Yeah vibes you’re about to ingest. And I’d have to say, that it’s their most melodic to date, which is harder than you think to say. Kinda like if Blur and Skating Polly decided to move to LA and make a go of it, together. Plus referencing Nada Surf is quite an unexpected surprise. And speaking of their knack for DIY video productions, the accompanying music video is a real visual trip. You’ll have to see it to figure out how in the world did they replace their own heads.
If all this just isn’t real
Can you tell me what is?
I got your hand heat
Resting on my chin cheek
Rolling on a hot week
Nada Surf with you
I’ve got my jellies
Slipping off my sweaty feet
And now I have to pee
But I’d rather be here with you
And all these spiders up on the roof
Back to Skating Polly and live shows for a sec, Broken Baby has announced that they will be supporting the Oklahoma natives on their upcoming tour. Jeebus Rice, this is a terrible time to not be living in the good ole U.S of A.
“Hand Heat” is taken from the band’s hotly-anticipated forthcoming LP, the marvelously titled ‘Late Stage Optimism’, expected September 24, 2021, via Poor Man Records. But as you prepare to pre-order the album, you can stream “Hand Heat” and see its video, now at your friendly neighborhood. GTC.
BROKEN BABY Hand Heat
Band photo courtesy of Poor Man Records
Broken Baby is Amber Bollinger and Alex Dezen
Produced/mixed by Alex Dezen
Mastered by Whynot Jansveld
Recorded Feb 2019 – Dec 2020 at Sally Studios El Sereno, CA
hoping that you catch me
Hearts are racing past me
Daylight turns to blue
I think you get me just before forget me
Running on the empty
feelings without you