The first in a series of tour and studio updates from the Savannah, Georgia-based quartet BARONESS can be seen below.
BARONESS's new album, "Yellow & Green", will be released on July 17 via Relapse Records. The CD 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 05. Twinkler 06. Cocainium 07. Back Where I Belong 08. Sea Lungs 09. Eula
01. Green Theme 02. Board Up The House 03. Mtns. (The Crown & Anchor) 04. Foolsong 05. Collapse 06. Psalms Alive 07. Stretchmarker 08. The Line Between 09. If I Forget Thee, Lowcountry
The cover artwork can be seen 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.
"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 is John Baizley (guitar, vocals),Peter Adams (guitar, vocals),Allen Blickle (drums) and Matt Maggioni (bass).