Babes share “How Do You Make Love Stop” video


Babes’ have released their video for “How Do You Make Love Stop” The track is off the bedroom-rock five-piece’s full-length debut Untitled (Five Tears), out October 30th via Barsuk Records. The band is embarking on a full North American tour, opening for Rubblebucket, Summer Camp and the Stone Foxes on top of headlining shows.

The band, siblings Aaron, Zach, and Sarah Rayne Leigh, along with cousins Jeffrey Baird and Bryan Harris, have all been playing music together since they were children and recorded the new LP on a mobile rig in various places around Los Angeles.

“I just don’t want to cry so much anymore,” says the band of the writing process and theme behind the new album. “Lots of horrible things happen to us all—friends and lovers move on or drop dead, everything changes right under our feet, and just when you start to understand something, you realize that you have no clue and it slips away. But all this pain and conflict allows us to come back with a bigger heart, with the ability to laugh in the face of any demon, to expose yourself, literally and metaphorically, to anything and feel good about it and yourself. Life is shit and if we all wink and laugh, then we can enjoy the ephemeral moments that bring us pleasure. Music brings me that pleasure so I try and do it as much as possible.”

Untitled (Five Tears) is Babes’ debut LP following their self-titled and self-produced EP on Harvest Records in 2014.

1. I Want Love
2. I’ve Got a Reason to Keep on Living
3. Lonely Forever
4. Nothing Left In My Heart
5. Wild Dreams
6. How Do You Make Love Stop
7. Come Back To Me
8. Totally Out Of Control
9. I Need Love
10. Life Come Into Me

* with Rubblebucket†
with Summer Camp‡
with the Stone Foxes

October 8 /// San Jose, CA /// Cafe Stritch
October 21 /// San Francisco, CA /// Slim’s *
October 24 /// Portland, OR /// Doug Fir *
October 25 /// Vancouver, BC /// Media Club *
October 26 /// Seattle, WA /// Crocodile *
October 30 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Bootleg †
November 1 /// Denver, CO /// Lost Lake
November 4 /// Chicago, IL /// Reggie’s Music Joint
November 5 /// Minneapolis, MN /// The Cedar
November 7 /// New York, NY /// Mercury Lounge
November 8 /// Vienna, VA /// Jammin Java ‡
November 10 /// New Orleans, LA /// Siberia
November 11 /// Dallas, TX /// Prophet Bar
November 12 /// Austin, TX /// Empire Control Room