caUSE co-MOTION! – “Baby Don’t Do It”

caUSE co-MOTION! offer a snotty, upbeat approach to stripped-down noise pop. You might hear early Pastels, 14 Iced Bears or Comet Gain in their sloppy, hyper, reverb-soaked sound. Or think of them as the male compliment to the Vivian Girls or the perfectly happy counterpoint to current tour mates Crystal Stilts. Over the past three years the Brooklyn quartet’s released singles on various labels: Those brief, kick-ass jangle anthems are collected on the forthcoming It’s Time, a 14-track, 21-minute compilation. We’re debuting the ebullient second track “Baby Don’t Do It” in this week’s Drop. Vocalist and guitarist Arno Kleni! told us a bit about it.

How’d you come up with the title?
The title is lifted from Marvin Gaye’s “Baby Don’t You Do It” without the “You” obviously. After writing the song I came across a solo 45 by Mickey Dolenz called “Don’t Do It.” Can’t remember what that one was about. Kind of forgettable I guess. Unlike Mr. Gaye’s song which is great.

What don’t you want baby to do?
“Don’t break my heart!”


It’s Time!: Singles & EPs 2005-2008 is out 10/28 via Slumberland. You can also listen to “Which Way Is Up?” from the collection.