Sir Babygirl opens the doors to her very own ‘Haunted House’

 
 

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This February, Sir Babygirl is set to release her debut album, Crush on Me, via Father/Daughter Records. And that’s a pretty appropriate LP title, because these days we’re crushing hard on the DIY pop diva, producer, and New Hampshire native named Kelsie Hogue.

Last month we bumped her bubble-pop bop “Flirting With Her”, and today we’re slack-jawed and weak-kneed over “Haunted House”, a hyper-active, theatre-kissed mega-jam about a party gone horribly wrong. It does for electronic-pop what Hedwig did to glam rock.

Hogue studied at Boston University’s School of Theater while toiling among the Allston underground in bands like Leigh Cheri before doing time in Chicago’s DIY and comedy scene, an extended path that led her back home, where she converted her childhood bedroom into a makeshift studio. A bedroom is the scene of the “Haunted House” video, which was directed by Eli Raskin.

“The overall concept is that we’re trapped inside my diary, so we wanted the set to reflect the idea of being trapped in your own trauma with no perception of the outside world,” says Hogue. Adds Raskin: “We thought of the world as the diary — a physical repository for one’s most potent memories. ‘Haunted House’ is about that entry that still torments you and everything it takes to rip that page out.”

Sir Babygirl is set to tour with Petal in the New Year, and the run concludes here in Boston with a January 27 date at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. Don’t sleep.

Sir Babygirl Upcoming Live Dates:
Nov 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
Jan 16 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s ^
Jan 17 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar ^
Jan 19 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Back Room at Colectivo ^
Jan 20 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
Jan 21 – St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room ^
Jan 22 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar ^
Jan 23 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd ^
Jan 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ^
Jan 25 – New York, NY @ Rough Trade ^
Jan 26 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom ^
Jan 27 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall ^
^ = w/ Petal