Baroness have shared a second song from their eagerly-awaited new album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), premiering the single “Shock Me” last night via Dan Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. You can check it out here.
“Along with the rest of Purple, ‘Shock Me’ represents the net result of an arduous reformation/rehabilitation process following the release of Yellow & Green and the bus accident that nearly ended us,” said singer/guitar player John Baizley of the new song. “We were unsure three years ago whether we’d be able to be at this point again; and while it hasn’t been a particularly easy road to get back, it is truly thrilling to feel that familiar anxious excitement that comes before we release a new album and to put new music out into the world. We treasure these moments of excitement, as they have taken on a deeper level of significance in recent years.” A series of videos documenting the band’s time in the studio with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), Baizley’s work on the album art, and candid interviews with each of the band members about the experience of making Purple, are viewable via Baroness’ YouTube page (www.youtube.com/baronessmusic) with more clips to come. The band, who play a three-week stretch of intimate club shows leading up to Purple’s release, have added a handful of in-store performances: November 28 Chicago, IL Reckless Records November 29 Madison, WI Strictly Discs December 5 Dallas, TX Good Records December 19 Manayunk, PA Main Street Music December 20 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade Full routing: November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups SOLD OUT November 28 Chicago, IL Strictly Discs November 28 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen SOLD OUT November 29 Madison, WI Strictly Discs November 29 Madison, WI Frequency SOLD OUT December 1 St. Louis, MO The Demo December 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music Hall December 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street Collective December 5 Dallas, TX Good Records December 5 Dallas, TX Double Wide SOLD OUT December 6 Austin, TX Mohawk SOLD OUT December 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’s SOLD OUT December 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa Gasa December 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT Bar SOLD OUT December 12 Savannah, GA The Jinx SOLD OUT December 13 Atlanta, GA The Earl SOLD OUT December 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 SOLD OUT December 16 Richmond, VA Strange Matter SOLD OUT December 18 Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery SOLD OUT December 19 Manayunk, PA Main Street Music December 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s SOLD OUT December 20 Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade December 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar SOLD OUT
so many sold out shows. i couldn't be more excited for this album
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