Sad Baxter – “Baby”

I love Nashville duo Sad Baxter’s band bio: “Heavy pop sludge featuring idiots Deezy and Alex. Let’s git sad.” And, like NPR’s Ann Powers, I love their new song “Baby.” Its closest parallels are Weezer or Best Coast at their most retro-rock classicist, except when Deezy Violet kicks into high gear she brings a guttural fire that’s more like Kurt Cobain or Charly Bliss’ Eva Hendricks. Violet intones with increasing intensity a tune so catchy you can practically see a little dot bopping along to the lyrics on a screen, culminating in this fine couplet: “I don’t wanna think about anything all too hard/ I just wanna go and lay in my baby’s arms.” Listen below.

Upcoming Sad Baxter tour dates:

11/13 – The Sly Grog @ Asheville, NC
11/14 – Creep Records @ Philadelphia, PA
11/15 – Alphaville @ Brooklyn, NY
11/16 – Maple Lanes @ Cleveland, OH
11/17 – The A Frame @ Bowling Green, KY
11/18 – Little Harpeth Brewing @ Nashville, TN (release show)
12/16 – Mercy Lounge @ Nashville, TN (opening for Bully)

Sad Baxter’s self-titled 7″ is out 11/17 on Cold Lunch Recordings. Pre-order it here. If you want to catch up on their older work, here’s 2016 album Weirdy in its entirety:

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