BARONESS: Listen to “Shock Me”

It’s going to be nice ending the year with a new record from Baroness. The group are on course to releasing Purple, their fourth studio album and a follow up to 2012’s Yellow & Green.

Produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), the record is more direct and immediate, according to frontman John Baizley. Here’s what else he said about the album:

[T]he bus accident… nearly ended us. 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.

Here’s a stream of their new track “Shock Me.” Purple will be released on December 18th through the band’s own newly formed label Abraxan Hymns.

Baroness tour dates:

Nov 27 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
Nov 28 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
Nov 29 Madison, WI @ Frequency
Dec 01 St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Dec 02 Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Dec 04 Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
Dec 05 Dallas, TX @ Double Wide
Dec 06 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
Dec 08 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s
Dec 09 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
Dec 11 Gainesville, FL @ 8-BIT Bar
Dec 12 Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
Dec 13 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
Dec 15 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
Dec 16 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
Dec 18 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
Dec 19 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Dec 20 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar