Haybaby have been a band about Brooklyn for awhile now, and back in 2015 we named them a Band To Watch as well as a Best New Band around the time that they released their debut full-length. Sleepy Kids is a collection of songs that Haybaby wrote and recorded while they were still identifying their sound, but now that they’ve solidified a lineup, their forthcoming EP will hopefully indicate what kind of band they hope to become. The Blood Harvest EP is due out next month, and “Joke/Rope” is its debut single. The song is a rumbling, post-hardcore experiment that recalls some of Sleepy Kids’ more caustic songs like “Doored.” Leslie Hong unleashes the lyrics to “Joke/Rope” in a steady but forceful hiss, and the tension in her voice paired with the bassline stings. Listen below via The FADER.
The Blood Harvest EP is out 4/29 via Tiny Engines.