A little under eight years ago in Brooklyn, Danielle and I dreamt up the idea of all boy/all girl, an unwieldy and ambitious 7-piece ensemble playing contemporary-classical-influenced indie rock. We played our first show at Pete’s Candy Store on June 21st 2012, and quite a bit has changed since then; 226 shows, two albums and four EPs later, we’re in a different city playing with entirely different people. With a new decade comes a new beginning, and it only felt right to call it what it is...
In the years since making our last album Slagroom, we deconstructed what we had been doing, built it back from the ground up, and taught ourselves some new skills. The growth process is difficult and embarrassing in equal parts, but it has consistently remained satisfying to look back on as we break open this new idea of what our band could be. We decided we wanted to share the ending of this chapter with anyone interested, so we’re posting a handful of tracks on our bandcamp; some are songwriting/recording exercises, others fully fleshed-out songs that didn’t feel right with the new direction. Nevertheless, we enjoyed making them and hope you find a similar enjoyment from listening.
Moving forward, at the turn of the new year, we will be performing under the name Grocer.
The guitarist's debut for Ba Da Bing is a captivating synthesis of and expansion on all of her recent outings, its avant-pop ditties underscored by personal vulnerability. Bandcamp Album of the Day Oct 15, 2020