Baby Boys

January 12, 2021

Baby Boys are sending you mail and releasing new music

Check your mailbox. Earlier this week Baby Boys postcards started landing all over the world. Words of encouragement were scrawled across the back in sharpie. Tucked in the corner of the card was a simple QR code. When the lucky recipients scanned it, they were treated to a brand new Baby Boys song.

Yes, after a near two year hiatus, the Twin City weirdo pop group is back and they’re sending you music in the mail. Earlier this week they offered up “Cannonball,” a demented nursery rhyme meets muzak tropicália romp. Video for the song is below, in which a purple-clad rollerblader brandishes their big beard, a flag and quite a bit of cheer throughout the heart of suburbia. It is sufficiently strange.

Today they’ve offered up a second new song in the form of “Duke and the Cash,” a frantic burst of neon lights and future pop bombast. Like “Cannonball,” the song comes with a fittingly irreverent video, this time presented with an ecstatic dance performance filmed by YouTube star Buff Correll

Baby Boys

April 5, 2019

Baby Boys release “Wannabe” video

Today Baby Boys released the new music vide for I’m Set standout “Wannabe.” Directed by Ethan Nelson, who helmed the “Kinky Toe” video as well, it features hip hop dancer Rachel Wilson and was shot on location in Holy Land USA up in Waterbury, CT.

Baby Boys

February 28, 2019

Baby Boys debut EP I’m Set out today

Today marks the release of I’m Set, the debut EP from Baby Boys. By now you know the drill: the band is comprised of Minneapolis musician and artist Caleb Hinz (of Happy Children), alongside Hippo Campus co-founders Jake Luppen and Nathan Stocker. “I’m Set is what happens when the focus turns away from charts and radio play, and instead returns to the pure bliss of creative fulfillment,” says Atwood Magazine in an early review of the EP.

Previously the band released a pair of music videos. “Beatdown” is a frantic, homespun collage of imagery created by Hinz. Meanwhile, “Kinky Toe” is a study in alien triumph and perseverance directed by Ethan Nelson. Paste reviewed the song as part of their Daily Dose feature and wrote: “The song opens on a Dirty Projectors-esque wavelength, all glitchy samples and hushed, feathery vocals until it blows wide open a minute in, a cascading acoustic guitar riff and reverberant beat casting the track in a downright radiant glow. “Kinky Toe” stuffs a fistful of ideas into its sub-three-minute runtime, refusing to walk any kind of line, euphoric and unexpected all the way through.”

Stream I’m Set everywhere, or order it on cassette now.

Baby Boys

February 18, 2019

Baby Boys return with “Beatdown” single & video

Baby Boys are back with “Beatdown,” the second song released from the upcoming EP, I’m Set, due out March 1st. Watch the self-directed video above, and head over to Bandcamp to pre-order one of those sweet green cassettes before they run out.

Baby Boys

January 30, 2019

Introducing: Baby Boys

Meet Baby Boys.

The Minneapolis trio finds the sweet spot between pop abstraction, introspective folk, revved up freak outs, and everything in between. Their debut EP, I’m Set, is coming March 1st and you can hear the first single, “Kinky Toe,” right now. The video, a study in alien triumph, was directed by Ethan Nelson. The EP will be available on cassette or digital. The cassette is limited to 500 copies, and comes in a pretty awesome green shell tape. Snag it over on their Bandcamp right now.

If you’re from Minneapolis, you probably know the individual members of the band already. Caleb Hinz is the mind behind Happy Children (…and Normal Parents). Jake Luppen & Nathan Stocker are both members of our very own Hippo Campus.

More soon.