Birth Records Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Must be fun to live in LA. These two got together following exploratory home recordings by singer guitarist Christopher Mercado. Eventually they took the thing out of the home and set about making post psychedelic music that blends styles from earlier sonic pioneers. Tim Presley (White Fence) is a fan and maybe you should be too.
Alex Dingley is long-time friend and touring partner of Cate Le Bon, and there is a good deal of crossover between the pair sonically - drums and bass pitter-patter behind stirring melodies and brisk, bright guitar playing. Just as with Le Bon’s best work there is also curiosity and soul-searching at the heart of Beat the Babble, one born from Dingley’s wife’s diagnosis with a brain tumour in 2010. Try ‘Not Alone in the Dark’ if you’re still not sold. Out on vinyl.