BARONESS RELEASE GOLD & GREY ON JUNE 14 VIA ABRAXAN HYMNS

http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey

BAND RELEASE “BORDERLINES” VIDEO; NORTH AMERICAN TOUR UNDERWAY

https://youtu.be/tQX_oVVORFU

Gold & Grey  album cover; original painting by John Baizley  Baroness release their eagerly-awaited new album,  Gold & Grey , on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns.  The band has simultaneously released a video for the song “Borderlines” ( https://youtu.be/tQX_oVVORFU ), which saw its live performance debut at Baroness’s tour kick off last Friday in Houston.  “Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound,” offered Baroness founder, guitar player and vocalist John Baizley. “I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.”  While  Gold & Grey  found the outfit once again working with  Purple  producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai), sequestering themselves at Fridmann’s remote upstate New York Tarbox Road Studio, the 17-track album ushered in two significant changes: a decidedly different recording process and guitar player Gina Gleason’s debut on a Baroness recording. The band, who tracked portions of the vocals, guitars and overdubs in Baizley’s home-basement studio, another first for the band, eschewed their normal routine of entering the studio with meticulously detailed plans and instead opted for a looser, more improvisational approach that resulted in the band’s most collaborative and emotionally evocative release to date.  “On  Gold & Grey  we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair,” added drummer Sebastian Thomson.  “Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating,” explains guitar player Gina Gleason. “As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is  Gold & Grey . As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”  Baroness tour dates (co-headline w/Deafheaven; Zeal & Ardor open on all dates):  March 14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim  March 16 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre  March 18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater  March 19 Seattle, WA The Showbox  March 20 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre  March 22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall  March 23 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre  March 24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory  March 26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex  March 27 Denver, CO The Ogden Theater  March 29 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre  March 30 Madison, WI The Sylvee  March 31 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre  April 2 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall  April 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre  April 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom  April 6 Worcester, MA The Palladium  April 7 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall  April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater  April 10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore  April 12 New York, NY Terminal 5  April 13 Philadelphia, PA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (The Fillmore Philadelphia)

Gold & Grey album cover; original painting by John Baizley

Baroness release their eagerly-awaited new album, Gold & Grey, on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns.

The band has simultaneously released a video for the song “Borderlines” (https://youtu.be/tQX_oVVORFU), which saw its live performance debut at Baroness’s tour kick off last Friday in Houston.

“Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound,” offered Baroness founder, guitar player and vocalist John Baizley. “I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.”

While Gold & Grey found the outfit once again working with Purple producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai), sequestering themselves at Fridmann’s remote upstate New York Tarbox Road Studio, the 17-track album ushered in two significant changes: a decidedly different recording process and guitar player Gina Gleason’s debut on a Baroness recording. The band, who tracked portions of the vocals, guitars and overdubs in Baizley’s home-basement studio, another first for the band, eschewed their normal routine of entering the studio with meticulously detailed plans and instead opted for a looser, more improvisational approach that resulted in the band’s most collaborative and emotionally evocative release to date.

“On Gold & Grey we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair,” added drummer Sebastian Thomson.

“Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating,” explains guitar player Gina Gleason. “As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is Gold & Grey. As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”

Baroness tour dates (co-headline w/Deafheaven; Zeal & Ardor open on all dates):

March 14 Anaheim, CA House of Blues Anaheim

March 16 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre

March 18 Portland, OR Roseland Theater

March 19 Seattle, WA The Showbox

March 20 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre

March 22 Edmonton, AB Union Hall

March 23 Calgary, AB The Palace Theatre

March 24 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory

March 26 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex

March 27 Denver, CO The Ogden Theater

March 29 Minneapolis, MN Skyway Theatre

March 30 Madison, WI The Sylvee

March 31 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre

April 2 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall

April 3 Montreal, QC Corona Theatre

April 5 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom

April 6 Worcester, MA The Palladium

April 7 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall

April 9 Cleveland, OH Agora Theater

April 10 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

April 12 New York, NY Terminal 5

April 13 Philadelphia, PA Decibel Metal & Beer Fest (The Fillmore Philadelphia)

Photo credit: Pam Strohm   Gold & Grey  track list:  Front Toward Enemy  I’m Already Gone  Seasons  Sevens  Tourniquet  Anchor’s Lament  Throw Me An Anchor  I’d Do Anything  Blankets of Ash  Emmett-Radiating Light  Cold Blooded Angels  Crooked Mile  Broken Halo  Can Oscura  Borderlines  Assault on East Falls  Pale Sun  Album pre-orders ( http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey ) are available now with various limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles available as well as digital pre-orders that include an instant download of “Borderlines.”  Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness received a GRAMMY ®  Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album,  Purple ) in the “Best Metal Performance” category.  Purple  saw worldwide praise with  Pitchfork  saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and  Mojo  proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on  Entertainment Weekly ’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on  Pitchfork’s  Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on  Rolling Stone ’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is:  Gold & Grey  (2019),  Purple (2015),  Yellow & Green  (2012),  Blue Record  (2009),  Red Album  (2007),  A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk  (Split LP, 2007),  Second  (EP, 2004) and  First  (EP, 2004)     www.yourbaroness.com    www.facebook.com/yourbaroness    www.twitter.com/yourbaroness    www.youtube.com/baronessmusic    www.instagram.com/yourbaroness

Photo credit: Pam Strohm

Gold & Grey track list:

Front Toward Enemy

I’m Already Gone

Seasons

Sevens

Tourniquet

Anchor’s Lament

Throw Me An Anchor

I’d Do Anything

Blankets of Ash

Emmett-Radiating Light

Cold Blooded Angels

Crooked Mile

Broken Halo

Can Oscura

Borderlines

Assault on East Falls

Pale Sun

Album pre-orders (http://smarturl.it/baroness-goldandgrey) are available now with various limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles available as well as digital pre-orders that include an instant download of “Borderlines.”

Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness received a GRAMMY® Award nomination for the song “Shock Me” (from the 2015 album, Purple) in the “Best Metal Performance” category. Purple saw worldwide praise with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written” and Mojo proclaiming “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece.” The album received numerous year end accolades including “Shock Me” at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, #6 on Pitchfork’s Best Metal Albums of 2015 and #7 on Rolling Stone’s 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015. The band’s catalog of studio recordings is: Gold & Grey (2019), Purple(2015), Yellow & Green (2012), Blue Record (2009), Red Album (2007), A Grey Sigh in a Flower Husk (Split LP, 2007), Second (EP, 2004) and First (EP, 2004)

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