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Baby Scream…what is all about?

Baby Scream is a music project orchestrated and led by Juan Pablo Mazzola, the project was conceived in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 2002. To date Baby Scream have released 6 LPs, 3 EP's and 5 singles, as well as having been featured on compilations albums around the globe. The albums received excellent reviews around the world from the Power Pop community bloggers, podcasters and radio alike. Throughout his musical careeer Juan has worked with a multitude of producers such as, Sebastian Rubin (Grand Prix), Rino Rafanelli (Sui Generis, Color Humano), Muddy Stardust (Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Col. Parker) and Nick Schinder (The Child, Deep River Running). Juan's musical influences are wide and diverse and range from, John Lennon, The Jayhawks, Cheap Trick, Harry Nilsson, Ronnie Lane, Paul Westerberg, Teenage Fanclub, Jellyfish, Velvet Crush and Soul Asylum. Baby Scream have played and toured all over the world taking in various countries and cultures including, Argentina, Brazil, U.S.A., England, Germany, Sweden, Spain and Norway.

The current band lineup is Juan Pablo Mazzola (vocals, rhythm guitar), Enrico Bagnato (drums), Ricardo Alarcon (lead guitar, backing vocals) and Bruno Ayres (Bass, backing vocals). Wayne Lundqvist Ford (Ice Cream Man, Power Pop and More)

Monday, April 27, 2009

Under The Radar

There are some great magazines still alive and one of those is Under The Radar.
The current issue comes with a cd sampler and "Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)" is the 5th track.


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A great Italian point of view, new songs and Culver City Highschool videos

Ups and Downs was reviewed by Under The Tangerine, a very nice blogspot from Italy, even though I understand half of what they say about's what they think :

Baby Scream - Ups and Downs (2008; F.W.A.C.). Baby Scream è sostanzialmente un one-man-thing gestito da Juan Mazzola, argentino purosangue trapiantato a Londra. Il suo disco d'esordio è il classico esempio di album che avrebbe meritato un posto nella mia classifica di fine 2008, ma purtroppo l'ho scoperto troppo tardi. Mi perdoni, Juan, perchè il suo disco è un eccellente esempio di pop acustico immerso capo e piedi nel tepore dei tardi anni sessanta. Tra le proprie influenze il signor Mazzola cita Marc Bolan, Teenage Fanclub e Radiohead. Io i Teenage Fanclub (i primissimi Teenage Fanclub) effettivamente li sento durante Walls Crumbling Down. Bolan così così. I Radiohead, per fortuna no. Meno Male. Sento invece una psichedelia soft ammodernata alla maniera dell'ultimo Rick Gallego nella piccola perla Suddenly, mentre nell'acustica One More Chance lo stile ed il timbro di voce mi riportano al Robert Harrison periodo The Big Picture o alle cose più "laid-back" dei Deleted Waveform Gatherings. La title-track è un esercizio acustico classico fatto molto bene e molto poco retorico, ma Juan Mazzola sa il fatto suo anche nelle rare volte in cui alza il volume delle chitarre, così Everyday (I Die A Little Bit) è una gradevolissima canzone che mi farebbe pensare agli Strokes, se Julian Casablancas fosse un powerpop songwriter. Per favore, garantite a Juan un ascolto. Nessuno se ne pentirà.

Nobody asked for them, but there's some new songs on the Baby Scream's myspace page :

1 - Be
2 - Dead Woman Walking
3 - Memories From The Backyard
4 - Nicole
5 - Blues por debajo

Live at Culver City Highschool videos :

"Everyday (I Die a Little Bit)" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 1

"Walls Crumbling Down" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 2

"The Riots" / Live at Culver City Highschool / 3

"Sadly Beautiful" - Live At Culver City Highschool / 4