Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Blue Record - Baroness
On October 13th, Baroness will release the follow up to 2007's NWOSBSPM* classic Red Album: the Blue Record!!
They have two songs previewing at the link above: "Bullhead's Psalm/The Sweetest Curse" and "A Horse Called Golgotha." From what I'm hearing, and the color schemes, it seems a little 'cooler' than Red - a bit more restrained or evolved, but definitely still Georgia's post-metal heroes.
So, if you feel like joining me in the pre-order frenzy, may I suggest the Limited Edition ("one-time only" - $15), with bonus cd of their Roadburn 2009 set? Or you could add a shirt ($25) or lose the bonus disc ($12). Tower Records fronts on vinyl ($23 - on 11/2), but I don't see any supporting evidence.
[Houston gig ~ Tuesday, 12/8, at Warehouse Live! As headliners, and it's not HoB - so maybe we don't miss them this time... Yeah.]
Not sure? You could stream the live set here: 2nd link under Thursday/Main Stage. (2009 also includes Amon Düül II, Farflung, Mono, Guapo... and a bunch of bands I've 1/2 intended to check out. And they still have streaming piles of live audio from previous years too!)
Still not quite as convinced as this guy? You clearly don't have the Red Album (2xLP) yet. That's definitely your first step - get there before it shows up on my 2007 Top 10 list!!
Oh, and by the way, all Baroness album covers are painted by their singer/guitarist, John Dyer Baizley. As if mixing the southern rock, the euro-prog, and the sludge wasn't sufficient - he's gotta throw in straight-up art nouveau design?
* New Wave of Southern Boogie Stoner Prog Metal (Ha!)