Date Signed: July 2023
Label: Epitaph Records
Band Members: Babebee
Management: Aaron Kovacs
Legal: Loren Wells/Well Kappel
Publicity: Jasmine Muldrow - [email protected]
A&R: Sue Lucarelli - Epitaph
As a middle schooler in the city of Atlanta, GA, Babebee's artistic aspirations were fueled by their admiration for an array of musicians ranging from homegrown icons such as Outkast to international acts like Björk, Aphex Twin and FKA Twigs. But it was not until Babebee moved away to college during 2019 that they came into their own with a unique brand of alternative rock, electronica and bedroom pop that they dubbed “Fairy Mosh-Pit Music.”
While majoring in film at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, Babebee released their debut EP, Portal of My Soul, drawing inspiration from musical influences and ongoing internal battle with depression. The multi-instrumentalist dropped a follow-up effort during a gap year, called Mind Over Matter. The project earned critical acclaim from media outlets like Pigeons and Planes, who extended an invite to their live showcase series (No Ceilings). Babebee’s rise in popularity culminated with several enquires from A&R managers at numerous record labels, including Epitaph Records.
“My first ever meeting [with Epitaph] was on my birthday, February 1st, the same day that I dropped my EP, Tainted in Our Memories,” Babebee recalls. “They were just like, ‘Hey we’d love to meet you.’ So, I went to their office where I met Sue (Lucarelli), the President, and Brett (Gurewitz), who founded Epitaph. It just felt like a very welcoming environment. I could tell that they were very artist friendly and they wouldn’t try to control my artistic direction. It feels like a family. It really was about the people rather than the name itself.”
Since signing with Epitaph, Babebee has released one single, called “Come With Me.” The young visionary put their background in film and editing to use by creating a storyboard for the music video before co-directing the production. Babebee’s upcoming EP with Epitaph remains their primary focus. However, in the future, Babebee would like to expand their filmography as a director, to full-length movies and music videos for other recording artists like Frank Ocean.