Total Babe

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"bloody ace" - NME

"Total Babe's recently released EP, Heatwave, is breathtakingly accomplished, with complicated melodies and fully realized pop sensibilities. The songs are full of sweet sadness and sparkle. The music has a floating quality to it, like doing the backstroke in a clear lake while staring at the sky." - City Pages

"Heatwave is pure bliss... they possess a finely tuned sound that captures everything like the great like the Velvet Underground stood for: low-fi and raw. Softer than the Vivian Girls and as happy as Belle and Sebastian, Total Babe will bring out your sentimental twee side." - BUST Magazine

"..top-notch indie-pop, finding a safe haven between chamber-pop and indie-rock to produce work that is strikingly memorable through its lavish hooks and outstanding vocal work." - Obscure Sound

"It seems to happen every couple of years in the Twin Cities music scene: a band of teenagers comes along and reminds everyone that rock 'n' roll is still very much a young person's game. "Heatwave," bears vague echoes of orchestral pop groups such as Camera Obscura and Belle & Sebastian, with a little Jenny Lewis/Rilo Kiley-ish purring... Most of the songs are light and brooding but playful and lushly arranged..." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"I dread saying something along the lines of “they’re playing music that is mature beyond their years,” “Total Babe is the next big thing,” or “you’ll be hearing about them a lot in future.” And I won’t. But if someone were to say any of those things, I wouldn’t disagree." - Culture Bully

"Heatwave is a late entry, but most definitely one of the must have records of the year." - Rock Sellout

"Heatwave traffics in the sort of nostalgic indie-pop perfected by foreign acts like Niza and La Buena Vida, rooted in 1960s harmonies and just the right amount of twee adorability. Salyer and her two high school-aged bandmates (guitarist Jordan Gatesmith and violinist Lizzie Carolan) have produced a set of tunes whose catchy hooks and fleshed out ideas stand on their own, the age of their performers notwithstanding." - One Track Mind

"Listening to Total Babe is as rewarding as hooking up with a perfect 10" - Inside Your Speakers

Past Shows


Jun
28
th
2011
7th St Entry
Jun
28
th
2011
7th St Entry

Times New Viking

with Tyler Jon Tyler and Total Babe
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry
Apr
23
rd
2011
7th St Entry

Red Pens

with Oaks, Total Babe and the Cloak Ox
Mar
19
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
19
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mark Mallman

with AATS and Total Babe
Mar
19
th
2011
7th St Entry
Mar
19
th
2011
7th St Entry

Mark Mallman

with Total Babe and AATS
Feb
26
th
2011
7th St Entry
Feb
26
th
2011
7th St Entry

Hey Rosetta!

with Total Babe and Story of the Sea
Dec
8
th
2010
Mainroom
Dec
8
th
2010
Mainroom

Curtiss A with a little help from his friends

with Communist Daughter and Total Babe
Oct
21
st
2010
7th St Entry
Oct
21
st
2010
7th St Entry

Avi Buffalo

with WE ALL HAVE HOOKS FOR HANDS and Total Babe
Sep
18
th
2010
Mainroom
Sep
18
th
2010
Mainroom

jeremy messersmith

with Total Babe and Chastity Brown
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom
Aug
13
th
2010
Mainroom

Rogue Valley

with Communist Daughter and Total Babe
Jul
30
th
2010
7th St Entry
Jul
30
th
2010
7th St Entry

Northern Howl

with Total Babe and Dewi Sant

More Shows

May
31
st
First Avenue

The Suburbs

with Kiss the Tiger and DJ Jake Rudh
May
31
st
Turf Club

Humbird

with ISMAY
May
30
th
Fine Line

MELT-BANANA

with The Flying Luttenbachers, Tomato Flower and babybaby_explores
May
29
th
7th St Entry

Alexander Stewart

with Emmy Meli