ON TOUR IN 2018
The “Psychedelic Doom Noise” band RAT BABIES (Athens, GA), will be venturing out once again in Feb and March 2018. After 12+ years of touring they are no strangers to the road. The current lineup features newest guitarist Dain Marx, who will be joining RB on tour for the first time since joining the band, with original members Mux Blank on bass/vocals and T. Chodd on drums. Rat Babies will be touring on their latest EP release entitled “Speak Hard Answers” and other new material. To listen, see Music Player below.
The tour stretches thru FL, LA during the first half of the tour, then later in March the tour will head northeast thru NC, VA, DC, PA, OH, IL, IN, KY, and TN
During parts of tour Rat Babies will be joined by the band IN THE NAME OF SUFFERING (Sludge Doom Post-Punk from FL) for a couple dates thru FL, then we head north with our friends in the band JOULES (Noise Rock from Charlotte NC) on a few dates before hooking back up with long time friends and past tour mates AKRIS (Rock Sludge Noise hailing out of VA/MD/WV) who jumps on the tour for a week… For more info see Schedule and Links below.
Trash Talk Booking (Kayti McMyermick)
Blank Booking (Mux Blank)
LOCAL PERFORMERS NOTE: If you are interested in being a part of this event as a burlesque/sideshow performer, musician/band, or you would like to host the event at your local bar or performance venue please contact us asap.
“slow-churning, anxiously abrasive… self-described as “psychedelic-doom-noise,” and that’s pretty accurate, although I’d argue there’s a solid sense of melody in most of their stuff, even if it’s not laying right there on the surface.” [Gordon Lamb, Flagpole Magazine]
“massively heavy” [Ben Braunstein, Creative Loafing ATL]
“Rat Babies share more than just an Athens, Ga., hometown with Harvey Milk; they find common ground in the slow and low. Rat Babies’ muck-tunneling sludge metal is cut with blues-guitar melodies like Harvey Milk but charged with charred-sounding amp fuzz like Weedeater” [Bryan Reed – Independent Weekly]
“sludgy bayou animosity in the vein of Melvins with a Halloween Town, stumbling from the graveyard with an armload of shovels, feel. The rhythm is slow and the lyrics are dark and repetitive battles with depression and substance addiction– driven home with a plodding and brutal momentum and a bass distorted to Jackson Pollock fog. Think of Atrayu pulling futilely at the reins of Artax as he sinks ever lower into a Swamp Of Sadness where lilly pads sprout hypodermic needles and the sun falls brown through soot stained clouds. A personal apocalypse with every track” [David – The Athens Secret Admirer]
LINK & MORE INFO
In The Name Of Suffering