After helming her solo project Steady Holiday through a breakout 2016, with accolates that include being named LA Weekly's Best Solo Artistand Consequence Of Sound profiling the band as one of Five Rising LA Artists You Need to Hear, Dre Babinski woke up on November 9th with a need to respond. Three new songs were written in a month and recorded the next, each dealing with our new reality in different ways, collected here in the Terror EP. A gorgeous remix and a home recording of a new, hopeful song light the way forward. Featuring Josh Adams (Jenny Lewis) and produced by Gus Seyffert (The Black Keys, Beck), the Terror EP will be released by Infinite Best (Mr Twin Sister, Islands) in April 2017 digitally and on CD, the latter combined with her debut LP Under the Influence.
The Faderhas premiered the new video for "Terror" from the upcoming EP and said, "'Terror,' is a spooky, orchestral pop track that bubbles with tension like a psychological thriller under lead singer Dre Babinski's gentle voice. The video for "Terror" is, well, terrifying: while cleaning her house, a woman finds a rat-like creature that will not die — a proper metaphor for fears and anxieties that become destructive when you try to shove them away without thought."
About the video Dre Babinski says, "I wanted to make something that combined totally overt absurdity with the grooves of fear and xenophobia that have been deepening in our country." She adds, "Both the video and song describe a character that is threatened by an unknown, and thinks/acts before taking the time to understand. It is upsetting to see that kind of reactiveness becoming common and accepted at every level, not just in our government but also in our homes and communities. It's a bit of a cautionary tale. Also, my director (Joseph Armario) and I really wanted to make a monster."
Steady Holiday will be touring this spring with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Mitski and will include performances in Philadelphia, New York, Boston and more. The band also announced a hometown EP release show taking place on April 7 at Resident. Tickets are for the release show are available HERE.
Steady Holiday Tour Dates
03.02 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's* 03.03 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's* 03.04 New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge* 03.05 Somerville, MA - Once* 03.07 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern* 03.08 Columbus, OH - Rumba Cafe* 03.09 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme* 03.10 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall* 03.11 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry* 04.07 Los Angeles, CA - Resident (EP release show) 04.18 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar* 04.19 San Diego, CA - Irenic # 04.20 Pomona, CA - Glass House #
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