Babbling April EP

by Babbling April

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    Full color 12x18 print of the EP artwork by Nancy Jane Epling on 130# paper. Comes with immediate download of the EP. Run of 100, with handwritten messages from the band.

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With the release of their debut EP, Babbling April brings a fresh feel to indie rock by using ambience as a model for melody, creating fuzz tone pop songs without losing the emotional platform they were born from.

The self-titled EP by Dayton-based Babbling April is split into two halves: at times the songs are upbeat with pure pop vocals layered over fevered bass lines and hard-hitting percussion, while elsewhere dreamy instrumental pieces teeter on the edge of shoegaze.

The first single "Sunny Day Records" makes a strong opening by combining captivating drum hooks and acoustic/electric instrumentation to evoke a true-to-heart classic aesthetic.

"Sunny Day Records is about driving around with a girl in the spring time.,” says songwriter Dave New. “The song is inherently nostalgic, a memory of the excitement of feeling free and young in a new relationship on a beautiful day, in a 1993 Ford Ranger."

Dave New is the mind behind the unique sound and songwriting of Babbling April. The project began as a one-man bedroom recording project until Dave moved to Ohio and joined local group Speaking Suns on bass, where he met jazz bassist-turned-drummer Stephen Yokley. Dave learned the ropes of playing the Dayton scene necessary to bring his bedroom vision to life, and brought Steve back on board to take the material to the stage. Lee Wise and Vivi Machi fill out the live act, alternating amongst vocals, guitar, bass, and keys.

Dave explains, “Our particular blend of influences is unique to us, not many pop records have an instrumental bent or a garage rock attitude. Our records will also have a distinct sonic texture in that our recording process was completely self developed. We use a certain palette of tools and techniques by necessity, so the end product comes out differently from what you may hear out of a given studio."

The Babbling April EP is out now and the band is working on an upcoming full length for release in late 2017.

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released February 13, 2015

Vivienne Machi
Dave New
Lee Wise
Stephen Yokley

Artwork by Nancy Jane Epling

Engineered by David New/Stephen Yokley, Mixed by David New, Mastered by Stephen Yokley.



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Track Name: Sunny Day Records
windows down
yo la tengo pulsing through
every vein and pore
every part of you

i see you smile
i see the sun down on your face
and though you're laughing at me
i'm not sure of what's the case

and the ranger in the sun
is just calling out our names
who are we to resist
who are we to blame
the sky kisses your skin
and the wind blows back your hair
and i just close my eyes
i just close my eyes

taste the air
try to hold the moment on your tongue
it hits your lips and
with a breath its gone

the night she falls
the looming evening closes in
lets stretch out this day
we'll never let it end
Track Name: Girl Ima' Babe
i keep my hair cut short
and i'm tall as shit
with clothes that don't fit right
and taste classic

oh girl ima babe oh girl ima babe

aint got a lease on life
i fuckin bought that shit
so you can take my broke ass
as a symbol of bohemian philosophic

youre in a candy wrapper that im biting at with my teeth
youre the final chapter of renaissance history
youre the babbling april that the linguists cant shrug off
youre the one in the chamber and its my roulette shot

im a mescaline drip
im fallin apart at the seams
i pump my mind full of all kinds of shit
that turns my days into ephemeral dreams
Track Name: Liars
you lied to me, i could see it in your eyes
well i told you exactly what you needed to hear
told me just enough to get yourself clear
told you what i thought would make it alright
told me what you needed to sleep through the night
maybe i could leave you, think i should leave you

i was born an honest man, i hope i am god i hope i am
i was born with a paper heart now its ripped apart now its ripped apart
grape vines grow thick round here how did you hear how did you hear?
lies echo around these halls, they haunt this place, they paint the walls
well i fell on times i never thought i'd see how did this happen to me, how did this happen to me?
then i said things that were untrue, how could i do this to you, how could i do this to you?
i wanna believe i wanna believe i wanna believe i wanna believe yeah
Track Name: All Around
well i wake, i try to grasp, i cling to my dreams of you
and this place, far from your side, its a cage from you
so i search, through the outsides, on the breeze it's you
and i hurt, in my insides, how i ache for you

i feel you all around

i open up my eyes and you're on my mind
it comes as no surprise, it happens all the time
going crazy thinking you're here when you're gone
maybe we'd be both better off all alone
when you embrace me, i am home