Don Babylon Gets Gritty In New Song

“Whether they’re broke as a joke or stuck in a new city, Don Babylon won’t stop rockin’.

The indie trio started in Richmond, VA and call Philadelphia home today. But “Lose Sometimes” the debut single from their LP due this fall shows they haven’t lost touch of their roots.

While their 2017 debut, Babe was gritty at heart, it leaned towards sweeter melodies and delicate lyrics. “Lose Sometimes” shows off a heavier side of the group, returning to their original garage rock feel and the days Don Babylon rocked the Richmond DIY show scene.

“It didn’t matter who we were playing in front of, we just wanted to play,” drummer David Gaither tells BTRtoday. “Richmond has a strong music scene and it kept us looped in on the endless house shows.”

Now, they’re playing much bigger shows, including three sold-out dates with Car Seat Headrest Sept. 14-18 in NYC before hitting the road with fellow rockers Cold Beaches.

Yet even with the sold out venues, they’re not afraid to go back to their punk rock roots and be inspired by everything around them. “There’s always going to be something I want to write about,” guitarist and singer Aubrey Neeley says. “I’m always worried about something or another.”

“Lose Sometimes,” is fast and impassioned. It’s foreboding from the start, with distorted guitar and raspy, almost spoken word vocals. By the end, the track has added drums, guttural background chants and heavier guitar chords that climbs Don Babylon to a new level of garage rock.

Listen to the premier of “Lose Sometimes,” the debut track off the upcoming LP from Don Babylon, below and read the entire interview with the trio.”

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