Old Baby is Jonathan Wood (guitars, lead vocals), Evan Patterson (guitars, backing vocals), Todd Cook (bass), Neal Argabrite (keyboards) and Drew Osborn (drums). Love Hangover was recorded in Louisville in 2012 by Kevin Ratterman (My Morning Jacket, California Guitar Trio, Wax Fang). LP includes free, full album download and first 500 include postcard prints. Old Baby features members of the following projects: Young Widows, Sapat, Shipping News, Slint and Shannon Wright Band.
Although impressive to write about this band’s pedigree, it would immediately distract you. Yes, Old Baby is from Louisville. Yes, Old Baby is filled with veteran musicians. Do they shake? They do. Do they shimmy? Oh, indeed. The southern gothic trances croon from the top of a western mountaintop, easing the restlessness from your troubled mind. Swirling (dare Isay, howling) movie-scapes that would pick you up and take you away if you weren’t bolted to your damned sofa. “Are they that good?” you might ask. Oh, yes. And bold. And powerful. Sit a spell and pack a tight one, Old Baby. —Chunklet
The beauty of Old Baby, for me, is that we’re all able to bring in our direct inspirations and they all speak, yet they say new things. —Jonathan Wood, (Interview, w/ Never Nervous)
Louisville, Kentucky rock outfit, Old Baby, follow in the steps of classic, guitar-heavy rock, the kind that you picture brewing for hours in some smoke-filled basement, a jam session that is so good it never ends. —Speak Into My Good Eye
The frustrations and banality of modern existence is fair game for Old Baby and these songs successfully marry this emotional content to some thumping rock. With “Love Hangover,” Old Baby deliver superb blues tinged rock that will keep the listener enthralled over the ship-shape 37 minute running time. —No More Workhorse