Based out of Langley, Washington, indie pop outfit Baby Island came together in 2010 as a collaboration between bassist/singer Eli Moore (LAKE), guitarist Mark Buzard (the Format), and drummer Nick Dubesa, with occasional contributions from singer Ashley Eriksson (LAKE).
Recorded in a grange hall on Whidbey Island, their eponymous 2012 cassette displayed a knack for warmly crafted wistful guitar pop in the vein of the Feelies and early R.E.M. Building up a strong regional following through local shows and regional tours through the Pacific Northwest, the bandmembers spent the next few years splitting their time between Baby Island and their other projects. Returning to that same Whidbey Island grange hall to record their follow-up, Baby Island issued their sophomore album, Break the Lease, in the summer of 2017, again on cassette. ~ Timothy Monger, Rovi