Babylon Shakes to release debut EP ‘Exile To The Velveteen Lounge Vol 1’ on April 20th
Babylon Shakes featuring former Last Call Messiahs lead vocalist and guitarist Chris Clark, bassist Gary Jordan and drummer Jeff “Morty” Mortimer will be releasing their debut EP Exile To The Velveteen Lounge Vol 1. on April 20, 2018.
Track List for Exile To The Velveteen Lounge Vol 1:
01. Sunset Striptease
02. Silver Tongue Devil
03. Velveteen Libertine
04. Die Pretty
05. Motel Lights
Babylon Shakes‘ debut EP can be pre-ordered online and is available for shipping or pick up at one of the band’s upcoming gigs.
Upcoming US Tour Dates:
Saturday, April 28th — Sparrows Point, MD
Thursday, May 3rd (Sold Out M-Pre Party) — Columbia, MD
Saturday, June 2nd — Philadelphia, PA
Saturday, June 16th — Raleigh, NC
Saturday, July 28th — Raleigh, NC
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Babylon Shakes‘ debut performance at the Cancun Cantina in Hanover, Maryland, USA on December 10, 2017: “From the second these guys hit the stage, we knew we were in for something special! The sound was precisely as advertised. They did not disappoint. Bassist Gary Jordan took the stage like a monster! He hit his rock poses with a wide, confident stance, claiming the stage. Drummer Jeff Mortimer played with an excitement that could be felt from the back of the room. He couldn’t sit still, constantly standing, tossing sticks, dancing in his seat. It was clear to see that this band was not simply going through the motions. They were selling these songs as well as the attitude that came with them.
Chris Clark wrapped his sleazy vocal style in and out of his raw, sensual guitar lines. Babylon Shakes definitely had the look and sound of a well-seasoned band. Their years of experience, with their former respective bands, were paying off in droves. Simply put, I was blown away! The music really did taste of the late ’70s with a sprinkle of ’80s spice. As for the look, let’s just say that if Michael Monroe and Buster Poindexter (New York Dolls era) had a gaggle of love children, they would look a lot like this!”
Babylon Shakes‘ “Velveteen Libertine” video:
First official video release from Virginia’s own vintage sleaze upstarts, Babylon Shakes.This trio is comprised of Chris Clark- guitar and lead vocals, Gary Jordan- bass and vocals and Jeff Mortimer- drums, percussion and vocals. Directed by Robert Huotari and starring Amanda Miller. For more information please check us out at babylonshakes.com.