Crybaby (Toronto, Ontario):
We steal all of their hockey teams, so how do our neighbors to the north retaliate? They send us Shania Twain. If they give us Crybaby, however, we'll give 'em the Winnipeg Jets and the Quebec Nordiques back. Singer Rae Billing has a slow, sinking voice and delivery that could put Toni Price and Kelly Willis out of work; the band makes a reference to its affinity for the Austin scene in just about every interview. No need to wait another year for Lucinda's next record, when you can pick up Crybaby's debut, Paintings, today.
SXSW Critical Agenda
Crybaby chosen by critic Michael Point as his pic for best show in 10pm slot of SXSW Music Festival.
...Characterizing its music as "tangy country soul," Nashville Scene writer Michael McCall writes that Canadian band CRYBABY provided one of the "notable moments" at the recent South By Southwest Music and Media Conference in Austin, Texas.