Tuesday X
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Tuesday X

Minneapolis, MN | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Minneapolis, MN | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
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Oct
01
Tuesday X @ James Memorial Preservation

Williston, North Dakota, United States

Williston, North Dakota, United States

Sep
16
Tuesday X @ The Alcove

Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Bismarck, North Dakota, United States

Aug
11
Tuesday X @ 62 Doors Gallery & Studios

Minot, North Dakota, United States

Minot, North Dakota, United States

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"Tuesday X Is Providing New Hope For Modern Lyricism"

Tuesday X’s starting to make himself known in the professional recording and music industry. Through his dedication to music, the diligent artist is leaving a stamp with cutting edge songs and lyrics. As a music artist as well as an entrepreneur, don’t be surprised to see Tuesday X in the biggest publications. Only highlight reel type of work can be expected moving forward from this emerging artist.

The Midwest emo/alternative project from Williston, ND was officially founded in 2014 by Seth Babbitt at age 16. Tuesday X has gone through a few various lineup changes for live performances, but has solely been executed by Seth for all recordings. At 19 years old, the future looks bright for him and his musical ambitions. In this New Year, Tuesday X hopes to bring a new kind of sound to the public ear and new hope for the modern lyricist.

Production officially began on Tuesday X’s first full length album at the end of September 2016. Self Doubt & Perpetual Sadness was completed less than a week short of its announced released date. The songs “Nonpareil” and “After Party” have since gotten significant attention on popular music streaming website Soundcloud while “Moving On” was played on the KGRG radio station Uncommon Chords. Production on a new EP titled Tuesday X II will begin in February and has an unset release date sometime in late winter/early spring of 2017. - Rude Boy Lifestyle Magazine


"From Dream-Literally-to Reality: Local Musician to Release New Album"

On a gray afternoon in September, Seth Babbitt sits in the one room cabin he uses as his studio, sipping coffee and talking about making music.

"It's kind of an extension," he explained. "I can listen to an album and I can understand what the artist was feeling, and what they were thinking when they were making it. And it's me trying to find the same kind of extension that they were able to. I'm trying to speak without words, in a way. I'm trying to speak in a language that everybody can understand."

Babbitt is a one-man band and the sole member of Tuesday X, a musical project he began in 2015. The 20 year-old musician, sounding more like someone twice his age, spoke about his love of music, and the inspirations that led him to create his newest album "Nocturna," which is set to release on Oct. 9.

"Mainly more local underground influences," he said. "Bart Goop from Bismarck was a huge influence, actually. She's one of my favorite artists of today, really. Definitely a lot of local North Dakota bands. Brand New and Tame Impala were both pretty influential in 'Nocturna.' And a lot of Beatles, for sure."

Babbitt calls the project a concept album, adding that the music takes on a “Sgt. Pepper meets Radiohead” type of feel. From the ethereal "Three in the Morning" to the spoken word of "West Virginia," Babbitt said the sound of "Nocturna" came from someplace otherworldly.

"This is a very special album, actually," he explained. "This album came as a result of a dream. It was some time in April or May of last year. I had just been having really vivid dreams, and one night I dreamt I was driving in a car with a friend and we were listening to the new Tuesday X album, which did not exist yet, and it was called 'Nocturna.' That just stuck with me, because it's such an unusual word. I remember listening to the music, and it was true atmospheric dream music. Nothing sounded where it should be, but it all still sounded right. It was ambient and chill, and just something you could listen to and drive to, and that's what I based the theme around."

A multi-instrumentalist, Babbitt not only played every instrument on the nine-track album, but wrote and produced each song himself.

He began his musical journey by playing drums at age 9, and by 15 he had released his first album. Five years later, he is releasing Nocturna as Tuesday X's third album. The album releases on Oct 9, the birthday of one of Babbitt's major musical influences, John Lennon. He plans to promote the album himself with a small tour beginning in October, traveling throughout North Dakota and the Midwest, after which he plans to travel the country and perform his music wherever he can.

For music, tour dates and information on Tuesday X, visit tuesdayx.bandcamp.com or www.facebook.com/ItsTuesdayX. - Williston Herald


"The Pickup: Tuesday X"

IN THEIR WORDS
Hey guys! This is a track from our Upcoming Album "Pop" available Feb 12 2019! Find "Pop Music" Now on Spotify, ITunes, and more! - Punktastic


"Tuesday X Talks New Tunes and Industry News"

Music is one of the most ever-changing industries on the planet, but artists like Tuesday X are happy to move with the flow.

Formed in 2015 when sole member, Seth Babbitt, was a high school senior in western North Dakota, Tuesday X acts as an emotional, multi-genre pop project. Seth boasts influences such as Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala and his music sounds similar to Eels, Cursive, and Brand New.

Tuesday X’s track, “Them,” epitomizes Seth’s dreamy, emo music vibes with sparse but catchy vocals that leave plenty of room for intergalactic synths and tapping percussion. Although it is simple at first glance, it has a lot of heart and, like much of Tuesday X’s music, is different from anything you would find in the mainstream.

Below, Seth talks music, drugs, and industry revolution.

Alexa: Can you tell me a little bit about what you’re working on right now?

Tuesday X: Right now with this new album coming, I’m shifting my focus on getting my group back together and hitting the road for a brief tour through the midwest. Musically, I always have something I’m working on. I have probably an album’s worth of songs that are more or less finished on my laptop and another EP’s worth that aren’t quite done yet. The only problem is none of the songs fit together as an album sequence, so I’ve talked with a few friends about doing some split release tracks…as part of a themed series.

A: Briefly describe your process when creating music.

TX: I’m heavily influenced by my environment. A lot of my songs begin as melodic ideas I would have while…taking in the natural world around me. Once I had a solid idea in mind I would retreat inside my log cabin studio and plot it out on either my keyboard or whatever guitar I could grab first. After finding the chords and melodies I heard in my head, I would try my best to record it as fast as I could to preserve the original idea and build off of that. Lyrics typically come later and are usually given intense consideration and revision before being added to the mix. Most of my songs are from personal experience.

A:Tell me the story behind one of your favorite original songs.

TX: As long as I have been playing music, one of my most “popular” songs was one called “Winona Ryder” which I played with four bands, recorded twice, and ultimately ended up as a track on Tuesday X’s second album, “Toddler.” I was sixteen when wrote the song and the story goes that I was watching Mr. Deeds (yes, the Adam Sandler movie) by myself one night with an acoustic guitar nearby, and feeling inspired by the actress Winona Ryder, I decided to write a song dedicated to her. Lyrically, it’s actually about my high school girlfriend at that time and built a legacy of its own for whatever reason. To this day, Winona Ryder is still my favorite actress.

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A: How has your music evolved?

TX: I’ve been writing songs and playing in bands since I was fourteen, so in those seven years I played grunge, folk, classic rock, hard rock, punk, metal, soul, and shoegaze through the various bands I played with in high school. In fact, the idea of Tuesday X started as a lofi post-punk/shoegaze sound, which eventually drifted more into strong emo influence by the time of Tuesday X’s second full length.

Our last album, Nocturna, was a strong departure from that, presenting itself as a conceptual art rock album with psychadelic themes and minimal percussion as well as a three-part suite featuring a spoke story from a close friend. A lot of aspects of it are still fairly unconventional, but overall I tried to write songs that people could dance to.

A: What is the “underground scene” and what’s so great about it?

TX: The “underground scene” is any group of people in your community with a deep passion for music who want nothing more than to help promote their local talent and help anyone passing through who shares the same passion. What sets the underground scene apart from the mainstream is the importance of money. Despite money being a key component to making anything move forward, it is not the main focus for every band and promoter in the scene. The best people I’ve worked with care more about the music and well-being of the bands than turning over a profit.

The coolest thing is also how close-knit everyone can be. Growing up, I played in probably half a dozen bands at a time doing different styles and playing different instruments and I’d be in a lot of these bands with the same people, and we’d all be connected. It just feels wonderful when your best friends and biggest supporters are also the ones making everything with you!

A: How do you feel the music industry has changed while you have been a part of it? Do you support these changes?

TX: I started working with music seriously in the time when online music marketing was in the beginning of a transition. As I started releasing music on small platforms and worked with my local fan base, artists everywhere were utilizing newer possibilities of self-distribution online and labels (as luxurious as they still make everything seem) started becoming unnecessary in terms of promoting yourself as an artist.

I personally love the changes being made in the industry. With easier access to self-distribution and diverse contact throughout the internet, artists like myself have an easier time getting our music on bigger platforms [without a label]. If you ask me, this is the true artistic age because anything can be accessible now, and the boundaries of pop can expand with new and different influences making themselves available.

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A:What changes in the music industry would you like to see?

TX: I’d love to see the drug culture fade. Everyone romanticizes it in art and it needs to stop. Whether its hiphop, rock, pop, any kind of music that glorifies hard drug use and overdose,it just breaks my heart. So many wonderful artists in the last few years have been cut short from overdose…. I wish people would talk more about the negative light of drugs in their music…. Please don’t use cocaine, that’s just bad for you, and please be responsible with cannabis and alcohol.

A: What are your plans for the future?

TX: I’d like to spend the majority of 2019 on the road touring when I get my vehicle running again. I want to play in as many places as possible and meet as many people as I can. Let’s party and jam!

A: Do you have a message for your current and future fans?

TX: Thanks so much to everyone for supporting Tuesday X this far! I’m excited fir what 2019 is going to hold for us musically!

A: Anything else you want to discuss or add?

TX: Please follow us on social media and keep up with us as we move through the year! We’ll try to keep you entertained and be cool and thanks so much ilysm!

Keep a lookout for Tuesday X’s new full length album, “Pop” coming out on February 12, 2019! - Alexa O'Kane


Discography

(EP)-
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Tuesday X" (2015)[2017 Re-Release]
"Tuesday X II" (2017)
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(LP)-
"Self Doubt & Perpetual Sadness" (2016)
"Toddler" (2017)
"Nocturna" (2018)
"pop" (2019)
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(Singles)-
"Winona Ryder"(2017)
"Song for Diesel[ACOUSTIC]"(2017)
"You're Sweaty"(2017)
"Coping Mechanisms/Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"(2017)
"La La La" (2017)
"Embracing My Curls" (2018)
"West Virginia pt 2"(2018)
"She Called a Cab"(2018)
"Pop Music"(2018)
"Them"(2018)
"Stay Occupied"(2019)




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Bio

Tuesday X has a wild and jumbled history, split between it's life as a solo recording project, and the live band that followed. 

Beginning in October of 2015 as a self-titled EP recorded by Seth Babbitt from Williston, ND, the 6 song collection of lofi 4-track cell phone recordings, was already significantly different than what Seth's other projects sounded like at the time. After a small handful of shows under Tuesday X, either with friends Anthony Flores(Bass) and Bastian Doney(Drums) helping fill in holes, or else as a solo acoustic act, Seth embarked to record a full length album by himself as Tuesday X. The resulting project, "Self Doubt & Perpetual Sadness" was hastily recorded and released on Bandcamp in November of 2016, with limited attention given. 

2017 saw the release of "Tuesday X II", Pop-friendly sequel to the original concept, followed by a series of singles and covers and a re-recorded version of the self titled EP, all of which have gained moderate attention. But it was the release of the screamer, "Toddler" at the end of that year that really gained attention for Tuesday X. 

2018 was a slower year to start, with a single early in the year and a summer tour that was abandoned early on. This followed with the dissolution of the original live lineup of Tuesday X. Many struggles during this time are touched upon in Tuesday X's Third album "Nocturna", which was a dramatic step forward in terms of sound and mood. 

Tuesday X has relocated from western North Dakota to Minneapolis and has even bigger plans from this point. Expect a new change in direction again beginning in 2019! 



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