Today marks the release of Threesome, the debut album from Baby Boys. The band heralded its impending arrival earlier this week with a gob smacker of a video for the song “Maggot Water.” And yes, this video – like many from our Boys – gets pretty weird. But underneath that gross-out facade lies a beating heart, and in a lot of ways the loin cloth silliness is a perfect encapsulation of everything Threesome stands for. Indeed, the album is a celebration of fearlessness, of confidence in your own weirdness. And, releasing into this moment of tentative optimism, Threesome feels like exactly the kind of record that can strengthen our resolve and remind us all to enjoy every single minute as we head back out into this new world.
Longtime Star Tribune writer Chris Riemenschneider, who has charted the rise of the Baby Boys other projects like Hippo Campus, Lupin and The Happy Children, sat down with the band for a chat about the origins of Threesome – its marathon, overnight, 9-day creation and the joy it brought the band. It’s a great feature, one that shines a light on how a record that can occasionally feel so sonically unhinged can be rooted in that joy. And now, at long last, it’s some joy you can hold in your hands, as the album is available, in limited yellow, pink and unlimited black variants, all over.
And as if that wasn’t enough, the band is gearing up for a virtual album release special: “Live from the Mall of America,” a full-length set shot on multiple cameras showcasing Threesome’s cutting edge sonics and Baby Boys’ playful, ‘Don’t let ‘em take your fun’ attitude. The stream, free with RSVP HERE, will go live on March 25th, 2021 at 7pm ET/6pm CT.