Although Tom Hamilton is best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and laptop guru for electronic-rock band Brothers Past, he’s also got a burgeoning--and in my opinion underrated--side-project called American Babies. With the Babies, Tommy sets aside his array of electronics and effects pedals to focus on a kind of rock-based style of Americana that’s much more of a classic singer/songwriter approach than the jammier, dance-oriented style of BP.
After a really solid first release back in 2008, the Babies are back with new record, called Flawed Logic, which is due out on April 19th. In advance of the album launch, they’ve released the first single,”Dance All Night,” as a free download and also feature the tune in this simple but classic “studio” music video. Check it out:
They’re also streaming the album in full, and if you generally dig this style and approach, then I highly recommend giving this one a few spins. Although “Dance All Night” is a great first single, there are a bunch of other standout tracks on this album. Check out the big rock riffs of “Winter War Games,” the pop-folk perfection of “Weight of the World,” or the bombastic & cathartic chorus of “Joeline,” to get a taste of what this band can do live:
Following the April album drop, Tommy and co. are doing four record-release shows at the end of April, and then they head out on longer East Coast jaunt for the month of May.
See you at Mercury Lounge….
American Babies Spring 2011 Tour Dates:
April 27 – Red Bank, NJ – The Downtown
April 28 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
April 29 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
April 30 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 12 – Burlington, VT – Club Metronome
May 13 – Albany, NY – Red Square
May 14 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – River Street Jazz Café
May 19 – Raleigh, NC – The Pour House Music Hall
May 20 – Asheville, NC – Mo Daddy’s
May 21 – Columbia, SC – The White Mule
May 22 – Charleston, SC – The Pourhouse