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.”
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.
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.