This past fourth of July saw the live debut of the Babies, a new band featuring Woods bassist Kevin Morby, Vivian Girls guitarist Cassie Ramone, and Bossy’s Justin Sullivan on drums. Their abbreviated set at a Market Hotel afterparty was duly YouTubed and scrutinized for clues, despite the mildly inconvenient fact that the video was completely unintelligible. People still somehow hated it. Anyway, it turns out the song–if you could’ve called it that–that made the rounds was “All Things Come to Pass,” one of two tracks the Babies have posted to a newly minted MySpace page. So far? We’re riding for the other track, a pleasantly Plan-It-Xed and junked out pop song called “Meet Me In the City,” mostly because of the backing vocals. A long time ago, Sullivan used to do this kind of thing with any number of now defunct Boston bands; glad to see he’s back. Lest the sharks descend, now seems as good a time to remind our fair city of the strip club rule— check the A/V equipment and/or scathing critiques at the door until the band has played at least two shows. We can do this.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on August 17, 2009