Saint Paul, MN-based trio Baby Boys have shared their new single Maggot Water from their debut album, Threesome, out this Friday March 12th. Preorder your copy of the record here, and watch the video below.
Produced by multimedia artist Arts + Craft, and co-directed alongside Baby Boys’ Caleb Hinz, the delightfully zany video features a one-of-a-kind virtual performance inside a refrigerator by the band of producers/multi-instrumentalists Hinz, Jake Luppen, and Nathan Stocker. The song (one of the first Baby Boys recorded together) was inspired by the state of a studio fridge when the band arrived to start recording: "BJ (Burton) had been gone for about three summer months and when we got there we realised the power had been out that whole time so the basement was completely moulded and the fridge was thawed. As we were cleaning everything up Nathan opened the freezer to discover a hellish scene of rotten food and black water completely filled with maggots. Pretty inspiring."
"We started the track by cramming 10 of Nathan's song ideas for the sessions into that 8 second intro that exists," Baby Boys added of the recording process. "Although he’s still bummed that we used his life’s work as a footnote, it opened the door for us to make a real barn burner about a mouldy fridge."
Baby Boys are also set to host a virtual album release show Live at The Mall of America on March 25th - the stream will go live at midnight GMT/7pm ET/6pm CT on March 25th and is free with RSVP.