TV Baby is the new project from Matthew McAuley and Brain McPeck. Matt and Brain, the founders of downtown electro-noise band A.R.E. Weapons, wanted to trade jobs: Matt would be the frontman, singing and playing sax; Brain would play guitar. At points wild, loose, and improvised, TV Baby is the spawn of the boys’ free-jazz leanings and love for the roots of rock and roll. Their music includes covers of Elvis Presley, Bobby Fuller, Bo Diddley, and Little Richard, set to a backdrop of squealing, stuttering guitars, vintage synths, and metal machine backbeat.
Seeking freedom from the music industry, TV Baby has explored alternate methods for presenting their music. They performed a rock opera in New York and Berlin with the artist Spencer Sweeney and choreographer Maria Hassabi. Their first record, published by Aaron Bondaroff and Al Moran’s OHWOW imprint, was released as an artbook with contributions from 40 downtown artists. Their latest project is a limited-edition 7” vinyl record and T-shirt package, done in collaboration with Sweeney, and available from aNYthing.
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