KASC The Blaze 1330 AM (web site) recently conducted an interview with John Baizley of the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud player below.
BARONESS‘ two prior releases (“Red Album” and “Blue Record”) were awarded record-of-the-year honors from both Revolver and Decibel magazines and placed on year-end best-of lists from Pitchfork and Village Voice.
Due on on July 17 via Relapse Records, “Yellow & Green” reunites BARONESS with “Blue Record” producer John Congleton (EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, ST. VINCENT, XIU XIU) following both the band’s busiest period (multiple worldwide tours including stops at Coachella, Bonnaroo and Soundwave) and most luxurious year, having taken nearly all of 2011 off to freely write and demo for the 2CD/LP album.
“Yellow & Green” track listing:
01. Yellow Theme
02. Take My Bones Away
03. March To The Sea
04. Little Things
07. Back Where I Belong
08. Sea Lungs
01. Green Theme
02. Board Up The House
03. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor)
06. Psalms Alive
08. The Line Between
09. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
The cover artwork can be seen below.
“We had been on tour for eight years, and we decided to take a break from our adventure to dig our heels in at home and write a new record,” explains John Baizley, frontman for the band and the artist responsible for BARONESS‘ now-iconic album art. “We spent the entirety of the past year dedicating ourselves to the new album. Without the break from touring and the time we took to rest and reflect, we would have been entirely unable to write this new record. We have become re-inspired. Now it’s time to get back out on the road.”
Baizley also recently spoke with Alternative Press regarding the recording of “Yellow & Green”.
BARONESS will embark on their first tour dates since 2010 as they join MESHUGGAH for a spring trek across North America, previewing material from “Yellow & Green”.
BARONESS is John Baizley (guitars, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Allen Blickle (drums) and Matt Maggioni (bass).