Babies by 1900s published on 2010-09-12T22:08:55Z The 1900s are a psychedelic pop band from Chicago, IL. In addition to releasing Two albums with Parasol Records, The 1900s have toured across America, appearing at Lollapalooza, All Tomorrow's Parties (UK) and supporting The Vaselines, Iron & Wine, Midlake, The New Pornographers, Peter Bjorn and John, Ted Leo, Belle & Sebastian's Stevie Jackson and British Sea Power. Press: Pitchfork: "If the sentiments are tough, the music itself is tender, borrowing from Belle & Sebastian and Brill Building pop to create a sound that is both pastoral and urbane, straightforward yet sophisticated... Whatever their inspiration may have been, the 1900s have turned their romantic misgivings into confident, catchy, and deceptively cheery pop." SPIN Magazine: "This Chicago band's remarkable second album mixes sweet and sour, employing graceful chamber pop to illuminate twisted relationships." Utne Reader: "The 1900s cull elements from their namesake century’s best pop music & reassemble them to great effect." Chicago Reader: "The band always seemed to be straining to make an album as perfect in its own way as the classic pop LPs of the 60s—and by loosening their grip on the wheel, they've finally done it." AV Club: "A concept album about a subterranean cult—and though the songs are as structurally complicated as ever—the immediate impression the record gives off is of tight harmonies and hands clapping in unison over sweet strings and jangly guitars. This is bright, upbeat music..." Alarm: "It could fight for a top spot on indie year-end lists."