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The Babe Rainbow – “Morning Song”

More bucolic psych-pop sprouts from the bounty of Aussie’s The Babe Rainbow this week. The band, ever lodged in the sweep of the ‘60s, unveils a dewy bop of early morning folk that would easily appease the Donovan fans out there, but they give it deeper delve with some shimmering flute floating above the strums and insect buzz beat. There’s a feeling of childhood sweetness, glowing sunlight, and the smell of fresh cut grass and lilac. This is the kind of song that can smack scowl right off your face. Despite hooking up with a few heavy backers her in the states, the band seems to have eluded much notoriety, but if they keep it up with singles like these, someone’s bound to notice, eh?


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Mixtape: This Is Aus

Ok please allow one more year-end indulgence here in the form of a recap mixtape. It should no longer be a surprise that I have a sweet spot for Aussie indie, and as the genre has made up so much of the site’s direction in the last year, I’ve decided to round up some of my favorites into a massive mixtape that should keep you busy for a few hours and serve as a primer to those looking to break the seal on their Aussie pop habit. Plenty of usual suspects arise in the label department here with representation from RSTB favorites Bedroom Suck, Anti-Fade, Lost and Lonesome, Poison City, Hobbies Galore, Milk! Records, Flightless, and Tenth Court alongside internationally friendly harbors like Trouble in Mind, Upset The Rhythm, Share It, Kanine, and Emotional Response. There were plenty of offerings to love this year from the South Hemi, so get cracking on that listen. Click below for tracklist and stream.

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The Babe Rainbow – “Eureka / Alan Chadwick’s Garden”

The Babe Rainbow shine on a second single from their newly released album Supermoon. “Eureka” blends psych-funk hooks with eastern touches of raga that blend right in to the instrumental follower “Alan Chadwick’s Garden.” While the album has a few lulls, both of these tracks show the band dipping into their pop and psychedelic strengths. They pair the tracks with footage from the 1971 documentary ‘Garden’ directed by Michael Stusser, and the period appropriate vibes and garden imagery feel like a perfect match for the tracks.

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The Babe Rainbow – “Supermoon”

Aussie’s own sunset psych purveyors The Babe Rainbow return with a new album and another track that’s dipping into the narcotic beach vibes that have propped them up. “Supermoon” swings on a placid groove that’s buttered and balmy, just right for the onslaught of heat waves (well up in our hemisphere at least). They succeed in melting the track right into the floor, pooling with an ease that’s admirable in its resolve to relax. The track is the first salvo off of a new Flightless / 30th Century Records album, Double Rainbow out in July.

The band accompany the single with a hazy, psychedelic video that’s chock fulla, well, fruit. It’s got a ’70s Sesame Street educational segment quality to it that fits the breezy vibes quite well. Check it out below.




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The Babe Rainbow – “Peace Blossom Boogy”

I’ve had a soft spot for The Babe Rainbow in the past and they’re scrubbing up and crystallizing their sunshine pop from the sounds of it. They finally have a full length on the way from Flightless in AU and apparently from Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records here in the US (sure, why not?). The first single is as lackadaisical as they’ve ever been – another hippy sturummer with a touch of blue-eyed soul and a sugar shaker beat that feels like it’s primed for clear skies and picnic playlists. They accompany the cut with a walk back to ’60s pop films, mashing a ton of Magical Mystery Tour action into a double decker bus full of what seem to be family and friends. Sounding like a good one, not shaking the foundations of pop too hard, but when good homage has its place, especially when its this catchy.



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