The sweet sound of summer from ASTORIa


New York City's Hell Yeah Babies have released their first single, and it's called Dog of War!

Recorded at Studio G Brooklyn, the Babies worked with sound engineer and Psychic TV/P-TV3 member Jeff Berner to hone their explosive live sound into a dreamy pop confection that showcases their blend of crunchy, clanging surf and garage rock with a boy band's sensibility for tight hooks and harmonies.

We looked at pop groups like One Direction or Five Seconds of Summer that so-called ‘Real Rockers’ wouldn’t touch and said to ourselves: What can we steal from these guys that isn’t twenty million dollars and a publicist?
— Mike Pfeiffer, Guitarist & Vocalist

Dog of War was the first song the band wrote as a four-part unit after the addition of former Ghost Hotel guitarist Sam Paxton to the lineup, bringing in the talent for arrangement and songwriting that made Ghost Hotel one of Paste Magazine's "Top Ten Maryland Bands You Should Listen to Right Now."

The addition of a third vocalist also allowed them to write the anthemic three part harmony of the chorus, a staple of the Hell Yeah Babies style that they've shown off in their electrifying live shows at New York Rock venues like The Mercury Lounge, The Knitting Factory, and The Bowery Electric.


Dog of War is available to buy now on Bandcamp If You Click Below


But Don't Take Our Word For it:

I’ve believed for a while now that the next huge wave in music will be a rebirth of the Power Pop genre. It’s long overdue but now on the verge, The Hell Yeah Babies, with their infectious hooks and dynamic live show, will be one of the bands leading the charge.
— DJ Rich Russo, "Anything Anything"
You can’t go wrong with four adorable boys in slick threads repurposing scuzzy surf guitar and power pop chords, but this is no tired nostalgia act. The Hell Yeah Babies are as modern as virtual reality, man buns and arranging casual sex from the comfort of you smartphone. The soundtrack for hot messes and cold dancefloors.
— Dominic Griffin, DCist

Hell, They even made a DIY Lyric Video

For some individuals, righteousness is a competition, and nobody wins that. Die a hero, or live long enough yada yada.
— Dylan Roth, Bassist and Vocalist

Quickie Bio

The Hell Yeah Babies are a rock band from Astoria, New York with an exclusive membership of Michael Pfeiffer, Julian Ames, Dylan Roth & Sam Paxton.  They play guitar, drums, bass and other guitar in that order and they all sing except Julian *. 

Mike, Dylan and Julian have been playing music together for the better part of a decade and moved from New Jersey to New York so they could stop having to own cars and start being in a band together again. Sam, a college friend of Mike's and a songsmith in his own right, was the secret ingredient added after he too packed up his life in suburban Maryland and struck out to join the boys in making the kind of band that would make people stop looking at their phones. Now they're The Hell Yeah Babies

*Except when Julian wants to sing

Contact Info

E-Mail: thehellyeahbabies AT gmail dot com

Phone: (609) 306-7354

Address: 32-57 45th st, Fl. 3. Astoria, NY 11103

Upcoming dates

07/03: The Grand Victory, Brooklyn NY

07/25: Sunnyvale, Brooklyn NY

08/11: Gold Sounds, Brooklyn NY