The Babe Rainbow: Earth is an Egg, Don’t Frack It Tour – Tickets – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR – June 3rd, 2019

The Babe Rainbow: Earth is an Egg, Don't Frack It Tour

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Lovably free-spirited throwback psychedelic Aussie combo with 2018 LP, 'Double Rainbow'

The Babe Rainbow: Earth is an Egg, Don't Frack It Tour


Mon, June 3, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$12 ADV / $14 DOS


This event is 21 and over

Mostly Standing / Limited Balcony Seating

The Babe Rainbow
The Babe Rainbow
From the land of grass without mirrors...came the Babe Rainbow. Sun-kissed pop stars from Australia AKA Jack Cool Breeze Crowther & Angus Darling. Who first appeared in the summer of 2014 in a bookstore just outside the coastal surf town Rainbow Bay. The thinking folks Plantasia, Folk/Disco, music to listen to when you make love. Mind flowers.

One day in the dreamtime the Babe Rainbow (serpent) came out of the ground, refreshed from slumber it travelled south to beach paradise and once Aquarian love march volcanic cosmo rinzg Byron Bay, where the band recorded their first singles Love Forever and 1964, now joined by Elliot O'Reilly on space-bass.

Now at this time, a relatively undiscovered psycho-jazz-seven-headed-dragon now household name 'King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard', caught a vibe (the Babe Rainbow vibe) and immediately signed them to their self run label Flightless Records, headed by drummer Eric Moore.

May 2014, the Babes release their next single Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest. The first of their breakthrough singles at national radio broadcaster triple j in Sydney, Australia. The song led them to a sold out tour all across Australia and New Zealand.
The video to accompany Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest was shot by New Zealand director and new-found chum; Samuel Kristofski. Since starting a long relationship with 16mm technicolour dreamboat Kristofski, who directed a further 6 music videos since and has filmed the band through New Zealand, Europe, Australia, Hawaii and Japan for a feature length surf movie to be titled Rare Bird, due for its world premier in Tokyo this summer.

November 2014, single Planet Junior followed by Ash May Dr Love Wisdom in March 2015, to dress the flute salad of the much loved vinyl EP The Babe Rainbow Makes Love Forever that sold out immediately on pre-sale in its original pink pressing.

The love-buzz around that EP release lead to the band signing with booking agents in the USA and UK and a tour was announced for the end of 2015 that included opening for Costa Mesa panthers The Growlers across the USA, performing CMJ Seminar in New York, turning on headline dates through London, Los Angeles and New York, key festivals in London Mirrors and Mono, and sold out headline shows through the UK and Paris. It was then the band met Parisian pop doves La Femme and mutual friend pianist/beat-maker Luca Feliz who would return to Australia with them indefinitely.

In 2016 the band was invited to open on the Australian tour for big-kitty-Mac Demarco in January. They also performed at Australia's largest music festival Splendour in the Grass in July. Babe Rainbow travelled again to New Zealand and driving coast to coast island to island filming with Kristofski and finalising the compositions of their debut album. Once returning home headed straight into the studio with Stu Mackenzie the acclaimed frontman and producer of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard sitting at the controls.

The bands continued output and cultural highs caught the attention of superstar US record producer, artist and now label owner Brain Burton aka Danger Mouse. His own artist projects include Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells. As a record producer he has worked with U2, Adele, Gorillaz, Norah Jones and many other very successful artists. Danger Mouse was now taking the experience of being an artist and producer and applying that to building a great artist driven record label called 30th Century Records. They signed The Babe Rainbow in March 2017, the Year of the Monkey (Disco).

The first single release in the set up to the debut album was Peace Blossum Boogie. In Australia it went straight into high rotation again on national broadcaster triple j. PBB was the first single released worldwide. A tour of the US opening for California's Allah-Lahs coincided. The expanding and shapeshifting band took to a newer line up adding Mojo Miles Myjavec to the group. Rushing Angus Darling to the front line on vocals and boogaloo. What followed was a sold out national tour, adding additional dates and selling those out too in advance. In the UK the band has received first radio spins in BBC Radio 6, as well as Virgin, X and Beats.

Their self titled debut album was released worldwide on September 1st. Singles followed for Johnny Says Stay Cool and Monkey Disco The band toured the Northern Hemisphere with their first headline tour of the north 2018 then brings us back to Australia with the weaving rainbow charming audiences at the touring Laneway Festival alongside Anderson Paak and War on Drugs. No sooner had the tour ended and the band quickly retreated with producer Wayne Connolly to the homey hills of Byron Bay to record album number 2 Double Rainbow. Thanks to the open heart of Music Farm studio, the new album has been laid to the tape machine. Double Rainbow is the sophomore album by the Babe Rainbow and it is in store and online now.
“I don't really understand how I make music," says Josie Boivin, who records and performs as Munya. "I feel like it's coming from another world." Otherworldly is an apt descriptor for Munya's music. The songs are at turns playful and melancholy, as catchy as they are strange, light and airy but full of powerful emotion.

Born in the small town of Saguenay in Quebec, Josie Boivin is the youngest of nine children. Classically trained as a pianist, Boivin discovered she could sing opera in high school, when she was overheard by a music teacher while jokingly imitating an opera singer. After spending her teens in the highly competitive opera world, she studied jazz at the University of Montreal. Boivin took a year to travel and explore, experiencing life and working odd jobs, trying to find the best outlet for her musical vision. She played keyboards and did backing vocals for local artists in Montreal, honing her skills as a producer, performer, and musician.

It wasn't until September of 2017 that Boivin found her calling, when a friend invited her to play the legendary Pop Montreal festival. At that point, she only had one finished song. "I realized that this was my chance," she says. "If I was ever going to make my own music, it was now. I quit my job and moved in with my sister, just so I could write all day."

After her sister would leave for work every day, Boivin set up her gear, transforming the kitchen into a recording studio, where she wrote and recorded, cleaning everything up before her sister got home at five. These recordings, coupled with a few in-studio days with Miles Dupire-Gagnon and Gabriel Lambert from Anemone, would eventually become a series of three EPs -- a "trilogy," if you will -- each named for a significant place in Boivin's life: 2018's North Hatley (one of her favorite villages in Quebec), Delmano (named for the Hotel Delmano in Williamsburg) to be released in October 2018, with the 3rd EP coming in early 2019.

Boivin's musical process is as fascinating and intuitive as her music. "My music is a collage of first takes, the rawest and best moments, that I transform into something new," says Boivin. "I'll take the drums from one song and a guitar part from another and melody I wrote for something else entirely, and I'll put them together and see how they work." Munya's songs are upbeat but ethereal, built around tight, repetitive drum loops and Boivin's luminous voice. There's a lightness to this music, a glimmering simplicity, but with a sense of sadness lurking underneath that gives these songs their true power.