Savannah, Georgia based progressive sludge quartet Baroness share new music video for the second single »Beneath The Rose« taken from their upcoming studio album, »Stone«, set to release on September 15th, 2023 via Abraxan Hymns.
Directed by Baroness and edited by John Baizley & Nick Jost.
02. Last Word
03. Beneath The Rose
05. The Dirge
09. Under The Wheel
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July 14, 2023 – Baroness, who recently announced the Sept. 15 release of »Stone«, have debuted a second track from the eagerly-awaited collection, sharing »Beneath The Rose« and its accompanying video.
“It feels great to be releasing music again,” John Baizley shares. “Especially a song like »Beneath The Rose«, which we began writing during the »Gold & Grey« sessions almost six years ago. During those sessions, the song never quite took off but once we began writing »Stone«, one of the first things I did was pull that main guitar riff out of retirement to see if we could breathe new life into the bones of this song. Paired with »Last Word«, »Beneath The Rose« became a microcosmic expression of »Stone«, a kind of mission statement that hints at the wide musical territory we cover throughout the rest of the album. It’s also part one of a trilogy of songs that also includes »Choir« and »The Dirge«.”
Continuing the DIY ethos that infuses the forthcoming album, the video for »Beneath The Rose« was self-directed by the band, with editing handled by John Baizley and Nick Jost. Similarly, »Last Word,” the first single released from »Stone«, features a Nick Jost-created clip.
Photo by Ebru Yildiz
“Much the same as we decided to create and produce »Stone« ourselves, we’ve adopted a similar DIY attitude regarding our videos,” adds Baizley. “This is the second installment in a video series that we’re creating: shooting, directing and editing ourselves. It’s been an exciting and creative process utilizing elements of photography, stop-motion, animation and traditional video. We’re curious to see how far we can go with this »Stone« video project series, relying heavily on found objects, local environments and our admittedly limited lighting, video and photo equipment. Like all Baroness projects, it feels great to further expand our creative vision and capabilities.”
Early reaction to »Stone« has praised the band’s ongoing expansion and exploration. Brooklyn Vegan said “Baroness are at their most alive and direct,” Guitar World dubbed the new music as “soaring,” Stereogum said it “rocks on a primal and instinctive level,” Revolver said »Last Word« “finds the group in scintillating form,” and Consequence proclaimed the track as a “creative leap.”
»Stone« pre-orders and pre-saves are available now HERE! The album features original cover art by John Baizley and is available on a variety of formats, including an indie exclusive LP and ten limited-edition custom vinyl variants themed after each song on the album and designed by Baizley himself, as well as CD, a limited-edition deluxe CD featuring a bonus disc of live tracks recorded on the “Your Baroness” tour, and a limited blue cassette.
Baroness also recently announced the “Sweet Oblivion Tour”, a seven-week trek that sees the band traversing North America this Fall. Tickets are on-sale now via yourbaroness.com, with Baroness bringing along some of their favorite bands including Jesus Piece, Portrayal Of Guilt, Primitive Man, KEN mode, Wayfarer, Chat Pile, Vile Creature, Soul Glo, Sheer Mag, Escuela Grind, Midwife, Hoaxed, Cloud Rat, Imperial Triumphant, Uniform and Agriculture, with more support acts to be announced.
Oct 13 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
Oct 14 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Oct 15 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
Oct 17 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor
Oct 18 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Oct 20 – Dallas, TX – The Echo Lounge & Music Hall
Oct 21 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Oct 22 – Austin, TX – Empire Control Room & Garage
Oct 24 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
Oct 25 – Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
Oct 27 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Oct 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Bellwether
Oct 29 – Berkeley, CA – UC Theater Taube Family Music Hall
Oct 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
Nov 3 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Nov 4 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 6 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Nov 7 – Calgary, AB – The Palace Theater
Nov 9 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
Nov 11 – Denver, CO – Summit
Nov 12 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
Nov 14 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Nov 15 – Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
Nov 17 – Columbus, OH – The King of Club
Nov 18 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall
Nov 19 – Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall
Nov 20 – Montreal, QC – Théâtre Beanfield
Nov 22 – Albany, NY – Empire Live
Nov 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater & Ballroom
Nov 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roxian Theatre
Nov 26 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Nov 28 – Boston, MA – Royale
Nov 29 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Dec 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
Baroness, founded in 2003, is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). The Philadelphia-meets-Brooklyn foursome have released five full-length albums to date: »Gold & Grey« (2019), »Purple« (2015), »Yellow & Green« (2012), »Blue Record« (2009), and the »Red Album« (2007). The band have won widespread praise throughout their career, continually finding their albums on year-end best of lists, and receiving their first Grammy nomination in 2017 for the song »Shock Me«. On their most recent album, »Gold & Grey«, NPR said the collection ‘feels like a callback to the heyday of the rock album as art object” before confidently declaring the album as “the sound of a band becoming a universe unto itself.” The Savannah-born Baroness continue to reach new heights, with each release providing a spellbinding new chapter in the storied history of one of modern hard rock’s most critically-acclaimed and beloved bands.