Baroness return with ‘Yellow & Green’ on July 17

Baroness, the Savannah-based quartet whose two prior releases (Red Album and Blue Record) were awarded record of the year honors from both Revolver and Decibel Magazines as well as repeatedly placing on year-end best of lists from Pitchfork and Village Voice, return with a new album titled Yellow & Green on July 17 via Relapse Records.

Yellow & Green 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.

“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, front man for the band and the artist responsible for Baroness’ now iconic album art (an article profiling Baizley as a graphic artist is in the April edition of Juxtapoz).    “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.”

Baroness embark on their first tour dates since 2010 as they join Meshuggah for a Spring trek across North America, previewing material from Yellow & Green.  Tour dates are:

April 25  Columbus, OH  Ace of Cups *

April 26  St. Louis, MO  Firebird *

April 27  Nashville, TN  The End *

April 29  Houston, TX  House of Blues

April 30  Dallas, TX  House of Blues

May 1  Austin, TX  Emo’s East

May 3  Tempe, AZ  Marquee Theatre

May 4  Anaheim, CA  House of Blues

May 5  West Hollywood, CA  House of Blues

May 6  San Francisco, CA  The Fillmore

May 8  Vancouver, BC  Commodore Ballroom

May 9  Seattle, WA  Showbox at the Market

May 11  Denver, CO  Ogden Theatre

May 13  Minneapolis, MN  First Avenue

May 15  Chicago, IL  House of Blues

May 16  Detroit, MI  St. Andrew’s Hall

May 17  Toronto, ON  Sound Academy

May 18  Philadelphia, PA  Theatre of Living Arts

May 19  Worcester, MA  The Palladium

May 20  Montreal, QC  Olympia de Montreal

May 22  Silver Spring, MD  The Fillmore Silver Spring

May 23  New York, NY  Terminal 5


* = Baroness headlines, Royal Thunder opens


Baroness is John Baizley (guitars, vocals), Pete Adams (guitar, vocals), Allen Blickle (drums) and Matt Maggioni (bass).