Baroness Streaming New Album, 'Purple'
Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:11:41
The handy gumshoes over at Stereogum have noted that the new Baroness album, Purple, is actually available for streaming in full, if you carefully assemble it from the singles and one-off streams the band has been slowly eeking out to sites like Rolling Stone Australia, Nerdist, Noisey, Metal Injection, Drowned In Sound, and Juxtapoz. Have a listen to the album, below, and of course, order a copy at iTunes.
Pitchfork explains, "It's the band's first since their tragic bus crash in 2012 and first with the rhythm section they've had since 2013 -- Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). It follows 2012's double album Yellow & Green, which saw them expanding their sound into various (and often softer) territories. While they're probably never going to scream like they did on Red Album again, Purple has them returning to a consistently heavy sound. It's musically most similar to the prog/sludge of 2009's Blue Record, with John Dyer Baizley singing like he did on Yellow & Green bangers "Take My Bones Away" and "March to the Sea." If you've been liking Baroness' stuff up until this point, you're basically guaranteed to like this too."
The hard rocking band is wrapping up a handful of mostly sold-out east coast live dates, and will launch a U.K. and European tour in February.
Listen to 'Purple' from Baroness:
—The ARTISTdirect Staff
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