October 7th, 2022 10:15pm Stage 2
Yeah Baby is a New York City band composed of Sean Kwon, Hanna White, and Skyler Skjelset. Their debut full-length album Neptune Hotel was recorded at Figure8 in Brooklyn, NY by Nate Mendelsohn, mixed by Skyler, and mastered by Simon Scott (Slowdive), with album artwork featuring floral work by Azuma Makoto and photography by Shiinoki Shunsuke.
"Neptune Hotel is immaculate. Mastered by Simon Scott of Slowdive, Neptune Hotel captures a similar lushness of the legendary shoegaze band. Combine that with the dreaminess of Beach House and the vogue moodiness of Chromatics and you’ve got a perfect companion for late-night listening." — KEXP
"Yeah Baby stops short of lifting licks from their predecessors, and smoothly incorporates a mature understanding of the rich sonics of the idiom without wearing the melodic imitation too boldly on their sleeves. Tracks like "Sugar" engage riff ideas that touch a rare space of feeling classic but that don't feel worn out, like a short story you can swear you've read before but you can't remember where. The sources here are obvious but the results feel fresh and the ceiling is high for their growth potential." — Downtown Music Gallery NYC
"Neptune Hotel is a modern shoegaze classic. The guitars are blissed out but weave intricate sounds whilst the vocals are beautifully ethereal and soothe and ooze melodies." — Rough Trade UK
Punchlove is a 6-piece audiovisual shoegaze and experimental pop performance group based out of New York City.