Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Babehoven - "Lightness is Loud"

Photo by Wyndham Garnett

Babehoven are the rare folk band that sounds exactly like themselves and not quite like anyone else. The duo's latest single, "Lightness is Loud," has this lilting quality and is strictly indie folk. While the song, and just about everything Babehoven puts out, defies traditional folk, all of the elements of tradition are there. It's just put together in a unique and truly alternative way. "Lightness is Loud" is the type of song that might not initially win you over, but it's going to make you want to listen again. And again. And again. And eventually you'll become enamored with Babehoven.

Maya Bon says of the band's latest single:

We exist in a vacuum of sound, trying to hear each other, wishing to open up, seeing the abundance of light surrounding us, approximately 200 billion trillion stars and yet we falter, we harden in our shells. With the ‘coral snake curl[ing] inside you,’ I intend to evoke an image of protection. The ‘soft wool’ is the innate warmth and safety one can find within connection. The ‘rough blue’ is the scratchiness of the wool that can cause us to seek refuge away from one another. And the ‘pearl inside you’ is indicative of the belief that we all contain beauty, worthiness, a special gem within us.

You can watch the video for "Lightness is Loud" below. Water's Here In You is due out April 26 on Double Double Whammy, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Babehoven, check out the band's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

5/6: Washington DC - DC9 ❁

5/7: Brooklyn, NY - Baby's All Right ~

5/8: Boston, MA - Rockwood %

5/10: Montreal, QC - La Sotterenea ^

5/11: Toronto, ON - The Baby G ^ 

5/13: Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club ^ ∞

5/14: Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry ^

5/15: Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village ^ ∞

5/16: Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups ^

5/17: Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^

5/18: Philadelphia PA - Johnny Brenda's ^

6/8: Phoenix, AZ - Linger Longer Lounge *

6/9: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *

6/10: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop *

6/12: Portland, OR @ Polaris Hall *

6/13: Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret *

6/14: Seattle, WA @ Barboza *

❁ w/ Grocer and Aunt Katrina

~ w/ Knifeplay

% w/ Dimitri Giannopoulos (Horse Jumper of Love) and Hello Shark

^ w/ Greg Mendez

∞ w/ Mia Joy

* w/ Stephen Steinbrink

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