Baeb Rxxth is the stutter-pop duo Devon Craig Johnson and Nasimiyu Murumba. They’re based out of New York and met back in 2013 but are releasing their debut EP OMW this year. We premiered the delightful debut “Gutter,” and today they’ve shared the second cut from that EP, “STRP.” Johnson told The Fader that their collaboration as Baeb Rxxth was “essentially us shedding our previous music identities and any of the seriousness that they held. This proper little pop song would probably never have 808s and trap hats if we were over-thinking things.” Murumba describes “STRP” as “a poke at New York ultra fashion consciousness.” This is the kind of song I like to call junkyard pop because it has everything it: glimmering pop synths, airy vocal harmonies, stuttering beats and plenty of funk and gospel influence. It’s a credit to Johnson and Murumba’s production skills and eclectic taste that they can bring all these elements together into a pop song that feels like it’s evolving throughout but never scattered. Listen below.
OMW is out 11/13.