Total Babes is a project from Jayson Gerycz of Cloud Nothings with Christopher Brown, his bandmate in Swindlella, as an outlet for pop songs that didn't quite fit into the noise of that band. "Circling," from their second album Heydays, is definitely pop but keeps a lot of the noise intact. It's pop in the way that Archers of Loaf or Parquet Courts are pop. It's funky and has melody, but there is still some noise and quirks kicking around, particularly with the be bop sax from Cloud Nothing's Dylan Baldi. "Circling" is just a rambunctious, fun time.
Heydays is due out on May 18 on Wichita Records. You can listen to "Circling" below. Also, make sure you "like" Total Babes on Facebook. They also have some dates coming up with Sebadoh. Make sure to look for those below.
TUE 6/02 - CLEVELAND, OH @ Grog Shop
WED 6/03 - PITTSBURGH, PA @ Brillobox or Club Cafe
THU 6/04 - BUFFALO, NY @ Mohawk Place
FRI 6/05 - HAMDEN, CT @ Ballroom
SAT 6/06 - PAWTUCKET, RI @ The Met