Haybaby – “Pig” (Stereogum Premiere)
Haybaby are stretching their creative muscles with Blood Harvest, their new EP that comes out at the end of the month, and exploring where they could go next. Lead single “Joke/Rope” was a jagged, crackling escalation of the sound they laid out on last year’s debut Sleepy Kids, and “Pig” stretches that wiry tension out past the five-minute-mark, blending bubbling post-hardcore restraint with an extended stretch of post-rock catharsis. Leslie Hong’s raw screams stay planted in the background, seceding to the noise. In terms of directions the Brooklyn three-piece could go, this one could be the most exciting, and “Pig” demonstrates that these musicians are more than up to the task of transforming into something completely different from what was on their debut while staying undeniably great. Listen below.
04/12 Minneapolis, MN @ Kitty Kat Klub *
04/13 Eau Claire, WI @ The Mousetrap *
04/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Linneman’s *
04/15 Chicago, IL @ Flood House
04/16 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Downstairs
04/17 Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Tiger Room
04/19 Albany, NY @ World Citizen Party House
04/20 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
04/23 Boston, MA @ Out Of The Blue Gallery
04/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale
* w/ Strange Relations
The Blood Harvest EP is out 4/29 via Tiny Engines. Pre-order it here.