On their latest LP, Stereo Total does a good job satiating fans with a full 17 tracks, though label Kill Rock Stars notes that the band wrote 40 for the album. Now, I’m not much of a Stereo Total expert, but Baby Ouh! feels a bit more experimental than what I’ve heard from the band. From the get-go, they drop in sounds that remind me of not only Stereo Total, but artists like Deerhoof and The Fiery Furnaces. And it works.
“Baby Ouh!” jumps out as an early favorite with loose percussion and wildly fun, playful synths. Not in English, the song gives off an exotic nature that the band doesn’t quite capture with their English-based tracks. The song goes on for a while in a bit of an experimental haze. There are plenty like it on the album, though there are plenty that hint of the group’s last EP, Anti Love Song. The album comes out this week on Kill Rock Stars and you can pick it up on Buy Olympia.
Above photo by Becky Ofek.
Download: “Baby Ouh!” by Stereo Total
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