Baby Grand

Merge Records

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The Love Language’s Baby Grand has its share of breakup songs—nobody writes those better than Stuart McLamb—but this time, even as something is being mourned, something else is being worked through; as lovers have been left behind, so have places and a time in life.

Listen as the heartbreak and yearning of New Amsterdam come crashing down into the beautiful stasis of Southern Doldrums, or as the beautiful lift of the startling sequence of songs that make up Baby Grand’s propulsive midsection gives way to a moody instrumental called Rain/Delay, a collection of distant plinks and plonks struggling to assemble themselves into melody. The song Juiceboxx is what you’d get if Mick Jagger crooned his Emotional Rescue falsetto over a backing track by the Style Council, and Let Your Hair Down impressively suggests what Caroline, No might have sounded like if only it had been written by George Michael.


1. Frames
2. New Amsterdam
3. Southern Doldums
4. Juiceboxx
5. Shared Spaces
6. Paraty
7. Independence Day
8. Castle in the Sky
9. Rain/Delay
10. Let Your Hair Down
11. Glassy
12. Midlife (Demo)
13. Cellophane (Demo)