Sort of like the 21st century lo-fi parallel to the Temptations and the Supremes hooking up. But like if they had formed a way sweeter band than either, The Babies write classic pop rock. They write oldies. "Breakin the Law" is just their third song released (though fourth, "Caroline" is on their imminently released b-side to the "All Things Come to Pass" 7-inch), and benefits from the same male/female vocal exchange as their other road trip boomboxers, mid-tempo and self-satisfied. There's a simple ten-second solo at the end, a little greasy. And the tambourine is a nice touch—this band isn't about details but they haven't forgotten them. Also, dudes, please don't forget to put "Meet Me in the City" on a 7-inch, please. Check "Breakin the Law" (and the other jams if you haven't) on The Babies MySpace.
March 01, 2010