In the spirit of Prince’s “The Truth” and Nirvana’s “MTV Unplugged,” Thomas strips down for seven songs inspired by bombs over Baghdad and the birth of a baby girl. Recorded live to tape on a Sunday in August at Silvertone Studios in Saratoga Springs. With Bryan Thomas (vox and guitar) Matthew Loiacono (drums) and Bob Buckley (bass), on loan from Albany punk bluegrass quartet Kamikaze Hearts. The album made the 2004 Top Ten lists of Greg Haymes (Times Union), John Brodeur (Metroland) and J. Eric Smith (Village Voice Paz and Jop).


The ‘Babylon’ Music Video
Directed by Carl W. Liss and filmed on location in Albany at Tess’ Lark Tavern.

Making the ‘Babylon’ Music Video.
Behind the scenes footage from the set. Videography by TheHiddenCity.

Thanks, Tess.
Cast and crew thank big-hearted Tess Collins (then of Lark Tavern, now of McGeary’s) for hosting us without acting on her repeated threats to kill me and Carl.

Making the Babylon Album.
In the studio with Matthew Loiacono and Bob Buckley the day of the recording. Engineering by Larry DeVivo and Scott Benson. Videography by Hoby Ebert.


1. Around (1)
2. Breathe
3. Nerve
4. Babylon
5. So
6. Holiday
7. Around (2)
8. Around (3)