Owen Ashworth was right: Casiotone is for the painfully alone. Los Angeles’ Jacob Loeb, better known as his synth-pop alias Baby Blue, can relate. After moving to L.A. from his hometown of Chicago in 2012, Loeb bought a secondhand Casio at Goodwill and has created his own brand of lo-fi Lonely Hearts Club electronics ever since. The result is Loeb’s debut EP Promenade, released today via L.O.O.S.E. and MANIMAL. As its title suggests, the four-track platter moves at a leisurely pace and lingers long after it finishes. […]
FADER PREMIERE Last year, we spoke at length with polymath James Franco about a Rudolph Valentino-inspired music video he shot for Daddy, his collaborative musical project with Tim O’Keefe. Now, Chicago-born actor Jacob Loeb, the star of Franco’s forthcoming Bukowski biopic, is making his musical debut as Baby Blue, a glammy dream-pop project born out of the social isolation of the Hollywood newcomer’s first summer in Los Angeles. Here’s “Cloze Yr Eyes,” the gauzy lead single from his forthcoming four-track EP, Promenade, which is out […]
Gazey, dazey, hazy, and just downright enthralling, Is/Is’ latest release is a eight-song-LP of distant noise pop that’ll pull you in like a siren’s call. The Minneapolis three-piece, consisting of two Sarah’s (Nienaber – bass, Rose – guitar/vocals) and one Ronnie (Lee – drums) utilize fuzzed out delicate melodies that are matched with layered, possessing vocals. By the end of your first stream, you’ll be subliminally starting it again. This LP drops on February 4 on Manimal Vinyl – […]
NAPOLEON & INVISIBLE DAYS were both featured on ITUNES today along side #MANIMALRECORDS alum WARPAINT. Happy release day to our #LOOSE babies! Click on both the bands to purchase your favorite single.
Disco-flipped out more than a Devo track, Napoleon’s latest track – “Moonlight” – is distinctly living in the 80′s, which is pulled off incredibly well, considering the amount of cheap 80′s rips there are in this day and age. The chilled vocal melody locks in a trance from the opening while the synths brighten and fill out the whole tune. It is quite dense in regard to actual sound, welcoming a very nice, full tone that dazzles. The guitars really […]