Babyland, live in Vancouver, 2003.

On the fourth and final of our Mount Rushmore Conversations, we’re talking about a band which resonates emotionally with us more than anything: California’s late, great Babyland. We discuss the duo’s inspired blend of noise and melody, the inspirational bent of the band’s themes, and the enduring cult legacy of the band in today’s landscape. As with the previous iterations of the Mount Rushmore Conversations, this is all off the cuff discussion between friends, with no pretensions of being the definitive statement on any of these bands. Get at us in the comment with your memories of Babyland. As always, you can rate and subscribe on iTunes, Google Play Music, download directly or stream from the widget down below.