Happy family day and/or President’s Day to you! There’s no holiday here in Halifax, and despite a mild snowstorm that cancelled schools, I am on my grind (aka working! In an office! BALLLIN’). What’s getting me through another Monday you ask? Well it’s EYE, a delightful fuzzbomb of a record from Victoria, BC’s Babysitter.
I’ve listened to the record a couple times today, and there’s a lot going on here, most of it very heavy with heartfelt nods to punk and ’90s college radio influences. Lyrically the album appears to focus on dealing with getting older and having to face the ol’ air quotes real world while still preferring the high times & hi-jinks of a rock & roll lifestyle.
These lyrics are belted over guitars turned way past 10 and delivered with a gleam in the eye, so the record is a really fun listen. Case in point, opener “Talkin’ Bout the New Generation”, a breakneck, punky anthem that blows the door off the hinges and sets the stage for the rest of the album.
So crank this one loud and pour some gasoline on your Monday afternoon work fire. If you like what you hear, you can grab a vinyl copy of the record from MTL’s Psychic Handshake records (who appear to have the best logo I’ve seen in ages. If they have shirts, I want one).