BABE

BABE

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeEDM

We are of the feeling that we have a sound and mindset that reps Toronto very well. Something recognizable yet undefinable. Forward thinking yet not alienating.
In fact the that Toronto has unburdened by a inherited cultural history ('cept Toronto the Good, which we all know is antiquated) and is currently building it's own identity is invigorating, and we hope we are part of the pulse that makes it so. Accelerating thru a curve.

Biography

When you’re a musician growing up in Toronto, a dynamic and diverse city where your senses constantly stand at full attention, it’s likely that the music you enjoy and make will also be eclectic. In the case of BABE, their sound mixes an array of elements and has drawn wide-ranging comparisons from, ‘The Rapture’ and ‘Interpol’ to ‘The Knife’ and ‘Fela Kuti,’

Formed in early 2010, BABE have spent the last two years making their self-titled debut LP. A good portion of that time was spent playing/writing in the basement of Michael Silvestre (lead vocals/guitars/keys) and Marcel Strohmeier’s (bass) bungalow, a place where the two childhood friends turned band-mates bought to specifically work on music.

Stepping into DNA Recording Facility in November 2011, BABE spent the three months recording their album with lead-singer Michael Silvestre as producer and Steve Chahley (Wu-Tang Clan, Neko Case) as Engineer/Mixer. The album was then mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel.
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"Kaleidoscopic electronica accented by soulful vocals, pulsating beats, smoothed-out by ambient soundscapes, taking elements of turntablism, world music, hip-hop, jazz and trip-hop" - Lonely Vagabond

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Lyrics

Making Piles/Burning Cars

Written By: Michael Silvestre & Marcel Strohmeier

We're starting a boys club, good intentions, fists in the air
These tricky friendships have us laughing tripping everywhere
Now they know, now they know
Based on our love for the jaw drop we keep moving pointing as we stare
And in this boys club; making piles, burning cars
with good reason; behind smiles we are torn apart
we'll find good woman because thats how you grow hard
Without our girls, you and i are drifting parts

And we've been talking about things like space and sex
And we've been dropping stories from when we met
Small sums change hands at fall of a card
Big words change minds,
I love you with all my heart

And in this boys club making piles, burning cars
with good reason; behind smiles we are torn apart
we'll find good woman because thats how you grow hard
Without our girls, you and i are drifting parts

Just like the people say
You'll make a woman say yes!
Walk three steps…
You watch the people wait...

Your Daughter

Written By: Michael Silvestre

How many heads turn round for what she's got
Your daughter works this town, and loves a lot
She wears that lipstick loud, they rub it off
Your daughter wins this round, she's all I've got

Autonomy
Don't give, keep it more, keep it yours
It's a genocidal love

You raised the king's fox,
An all-nighter, lip-biter,
Fire by wind excites her,
Fall onto your knees and sing a prayer, in tongues

Autonomy
Don't give, keep it more, keep it yours
It's a genocidal love

Where were you?

Yellow Gold

Written By: Michael Silvestre

You're stiffer than a robot's arm,
I'm not that drunk those trees got in the way babe,
I swear that spot's around here somewhere,
We'll sit and watch the world change

We'll sit and watch the world change

Your heavy words they go on,
You speak in far off trails
You...
Our life's a beautiful bond,
We could be worse off

These are my bloody years,
I'm living Yellow Gold
A roughed up night right here,
We're drinking Yellow Gold
These sticky drugs we take,
We're feeling Yellow Gold
I'll marry you my dear,
We're living Yellow Gold

We're living Yellow Gold

These heavy words they go on,

We're living Yellow Gold

We'll leave our fears and take control,
Because me and you are feeling risky most the time
We'll leave our fears and take a try,
Because me and you are feeling risky most the time

Your heavy words they go on,
You speak in far off trails,
You...
Our life's a beautiful bond,
We could be worse off.

We're living Yellow Gold,
We're living Yellow Gold,
These heavy words they go on,
We're living Yellow Gold

We'll sit and watch the world change

Discography

BABE S/T (released August/2012)

Slow Vessel
Blood on Beach
Yellow Gold
In Dreams
Courage
Your Daughter
Making Piles/Burning Cars
Face Down
The Only Way