“Lonely Forever” by Babes

Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day' is "Lonely Forever" by Babes.

In celebration of the release, the family band is currently out on a full North American tour playing with Rubblebucket and Trail & Ways.

“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.”

Babes honed their skills recording with producers and songwriters such as Steve Lindsey (Leonard Cohen, Elton John), Jeff Barry (The Dixie Cups, The Ronettes, Phil Spector), Benji Hughes (Jeff Bridges), Charlie Midnight (James Brown) and Matthew Wilder (Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Miley Cyrus). 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 the Stone Foxes
† with Trail & Ways

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
November 20// Los Angeles, CA /// Bootleg Bar †