We’ve been obsessing over local duo Sad Baxter for years now, who, with their grungy riffs, pop accessibility, and personal and melancholy themes craft typically sad, sarcastic songs which are delightfully juxtaposed with singalong worthy hooks, making them an essential rising act in Nashville’s flourishing underground rock scene. Their debut LP, Weirdly, arrived last year, and since then the group have only managed to generate more and more buzz, touring the country and honing their fun, engaging live show.
Sad Baxter are gearing up to release a new 7-inch Nov. 17 through Cold Lunch, and the fine folks at NPR recently premiered the A-side, “Baby,” a nostalgic, melodic, and earnest cut that ranks among the band’s best. The 7-inch is available for pre-order now (also featuring as yet unreleased B-side “Sliver”), but we’d recommend picking up a copy in person, when Sad Baxter host a hometown release show Nov. 18 at Little Harpeth, featuring support from Reality Something, Big Surr, and Twen! Find details here and listen to “Baby” at the link below.