Category: Total Babes

OFR Alums Cloud Nothings named Best New Music on Pitchfork

The Steve Albini produced Attack on Memory, the latest full length from Cleveland’s Cloud Nothings was named Best New Music from our pals at Pitchfork this week.

Read the full review here.

Pitchfork Reviews Total Babes Swimming Through Sunlight

It’s official Pitchfork likes Total Babes. If premiering the first 2 mp3s off the LP wasn’t enough of a hint, today they reviewed the debut LP from the Medina band giving it a 6.6. One more and it’d been even more fitting.

Evan Minsker says of their debut, “it’s 30 minutes of hook-y punk songs: Their aesthetic offers Wavves-colored juvenility, their sound an in-the-red fuzz with a subtle pop sensibility and vocals delivered with a bratty abandon. Despite the shimmering album title, dinosaur-and-ice cream cover art, and bratty delivery, though, Swimming’s a darker album than you might expect.”

You can still get copies of the limited Tape, LP and CD here.

Total Babes and Old Flame Featured in USA Today Article About Tapes

For some largely unknown reason, well a simple and humorous reason, Old Flame was interviewed by the USA Today about making cassette tapes.

Total Babes’ singer/guitarist Chris Brown sums up this cassette story the best:

“Just having that physical copy … shows more support as opposed to buying an mp3 and putting it on your iPod. There were only 100 copies of the tape made, so having one of those hundred gives you more of an intimate feeling for the record knowing you are one of very few people who have it. Everyone has tape players lying around … and everyone can find a way to listen to it.”

Total Babes debut record out today!


All the way from Medina, Ohio and straight to your ear drums…Total Babes debut Swimming Through Sunlight is available now on CD/Digitally. Vinyl LP will be done shortly.

Available wherever you purchase digital music and at selected retail stores with exceptional taste. Also, the Old Flame Webstore.

Check out a humorous interview the guys did for the Huffington Post, You can see if they get a smile or vomit from Vice, and you can stream the whole LP from AOL/Spinner.

Pitchfork Forkcasts Total Babes – Be So True

Our friends at Pitchfork have been kind to us again and have premiered Total Babes 2nd MP3 “Be So True.” Check out the post here.

The 2nd track from their debut LP Swimming Through Sunlight, “Be So True” is another super catchy earworm that will get stuck in your head for days. If that is a bad thing, you most certainly won’t want to pre-order the limited vinyl, tape or cd versions from the Old Flame store.

Total Babes Tapes in stock

We just got our orders for Total Babes – Swimming In Sunlight cassette tapes back from the plant. Only 100 made. Up for order now in the Old Flame store or available at the band’s shows.

This is your chance to hear the whole album before it’s official release on August 30th when the digital, cd and vinyl versions will be available.

The tape features different artwork than the LP/CD.

Pitchfork Premieres Total Babes – Like They Always Do MP3

The fine folks over at Pitchfork have forkcasted the debut MP3 from Cleveland’s Total Babes. Download a free mp3 of “Like They Always Do” here.

You can pre-order the limited edition tape (shipping later this month) or the Vinyl LP (out in August) now in the Old Flame store.