Babyland was a performance-based "independent electronic junk punk" band from Los Angeles, California, featuring Dan Gatto performing vocals and electronics and Michael Smith on percussion.

Formed in 1989, they were advocates of the DIY punk ethic and part of the musical underground culture. They were well regarded in Industrial music, punk rock, indie rock and electronic music communities. Known for their live performances, Babyland shared the stage with bands such as The Offspring, Legendary Pink Dots, Dystopia, Foetus, Add N to (X), Nitzer Ebb and Psychic TV. Most of their live performances occurred in underground locations that have included places like LA's Jabberjaw, Kontrol Factory, The Smell and 924 Gilman in Berkeley.

Recordings prior to 1996 were released on the Los Angeles Punk rock label Flipside, and the band participated in several of this organization's Mojave Desert events. Subsequent material has been released by the band's own label, Mattress. The fifth full length (The Finger) and a compilation of earlier songs (Decade One) was released in Europe by Dependent Records. Most recently, a deal with Metropolis Records has resulted in the commercial release of the sixth album (Cavecraft).
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BABYLAND embodies the integration of electronic music with the direct approach of hardcore and the intensity of junk noise. Compositions are conceptually based on the extreme emotional elements of humankind as reflected in our continual evolution and search for meaning within our own existence.

Throughout the years, elements of synth pop, hardcore punk rock, new wave, techno, drum & bass and noise have all fallen prey to our continual experimentation. We utilize machinery twisted through misuse and human error to aggressively address our audience with empathy and concern; The electronic elements and primitive rhythmic base of the music provides an intense clarity and opposition to the resulting confusion and noise. The stronghold of our existence has always been intense live performances which confront audiences with an honest celebration of extreme energy, harsh sonic and visual elements, and experimental destruction. In other words, we take ourselves way too seriously.

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BABYLAND "You Will Never Have It"
Babyland's "Form 95B"
Babyland - Youth Choker [Live @ Spaceland]
Babyland - Past Lives
Babyland - Dark Park Festival - 2009
Babyland - Search and Rescue (live)
Babyland - Last Ave. live
Babyland - The End of All Summers (Live)
Babyland - Youth Choker Live Das Bunker 9/19/2008
Babyland - Ramona Fair 1990
Babyland - Live at Koos Cafe, Part 3, 01/04/99
Babyland - RGB Live @ 924 Gilman
Babyland at The Smell "Gehry"
Babyland - Dismissal (Live 2008)
Babyland - You Will Never Have It [Live @ Spaceland]