Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Music: Babies Dream Big...(but Big Babies dream Bigger)

Sometimes here at Manifest Destitute we forget that there is good music outside the realm of the Four to the Floor. Fortunately, every so often we receive music that make us snap out of it! I know it's not officially summer yet, but it feels like it's already here anyway. If you're looking for music to listen to this summer at cookout, Babies Dream Big provides the kind of Soundtrack that will put you in the spirit to go on a road trip, and throw on a pair of hot pants or shorts (but we prefer hot pants...on ladies with roller skates and their mandatory knee high socks!)

Based in lovely Brooklyn, Alan Wilkis Babie's project is a combination of genres that seem at times nostalgic of our classic rock heroes but infuses them with all the Fun that is a drum machine, and listening to Prince. Lending him a hand on this venture, Babies Dream Big features Eric Biondo from "Antibalas/Beyondo/TV on the Radio" and Jason Treuting from "So Percussion". Standout tracks here are Bad Mamma Jamma (for y'all Chromeo fans) and Burnin', although if you listen to the other tracks you'll realize there a little bit for everyone. Jokingly I was telling my girlfriend: "Finally, something that's like the scissor sisters for the Bros!!!"...and you know what? That's exactly what I'll be needing this summer. No joke, Neon Coyote must have felt the same way when he opened his summer mix with "Milk&Cookies".

Babies Dream Big - Burnin' (Buy the Album Here!)

O yeah...they used BDB's "I'm famous" on this too. (GO BARACK!!!)