Hear Baroness’ Dynamic, Blast-Beat-Ridden New Song “Seasons”

Photo by Pam Strohm

Savannah quartet Baroness are one of the most exciting bands around, delivering a soaring, sinuous mix of prog, sludge, pop rock, shoegaze and more that’s catchy and heady all at once. Add to this the fact that main man John Dyer Baizley is an amazing visual artist responsible the group’s whole aesthetic (as well as artwork for Metallica, Pig Destroyer and others), and that the band has a new lead guitarist, Gina Gleason, who once toured with Cirque du Soleil, and you have some serious badassery on your hands. Baroness are gearing up to drop their highly anticipated new album, Gold & Grey, and today they offered up the second single off the record, the soaring, hard-hitting “Seasons,” along with its trippy, behind-the-scenes music video. Check it out below.

“Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop a more unique and challenging sound,” Baizley has said of the new LP, which is due June 14th and available for pre-order now.. “I’m sure we have just finished our best, most adventurous album to date. We dug incredibly deep, challenged ourselves and recorded a record I’m positive we could never again replicate.”

In addition to the new song, Baroness also announced new tour dates in support of Gold & Grey. Tickets are set to go on-sale Friday April 12th, at 10 a.m. local time.

Gold & Grey tour:
July 11  Lancaster, PA  The Chameleon
July 12  Poughkeepsie, NY  The Chance
July 13  Huntington, NY  The Paramount
July 14  Hartford, CT  Webster Theatre
July 16  Buffalo, NY  Town Ballroom
July 17  Pittsburgh, PA  Mr. Smalls Theatre
July 19  Columbus, OH  Newport Music Hall
July 20  Detroit, MI  The Majestic
July 21  Indianapolis, IN  Deluxe at Old National Centre
July 23  Palentine, IL  Durty Nellie’s
July 24  Des Moines, IA  Wooly’s
July 26  Omaha, NE  The Waiting Room
July 27  Lawrence, KS  The Granada
July 28  St. Louis MO  The Ready Room
July 30  Nashville, TN  Cannery Ballroom
July 31  Birmingham, AL  Saturn
August 4  Baton Rouge, LA  The Varsity Theatre
August 5  Atlanta, GA  Buckhead Theatre
August 6  Tampa, FL  The Orpheum
August 7  Ft. Lauderdale, FL  Culture Room
August 9  Orlando, FL  Plaza Live
August 10  Jacksonville, FL  1904 Music Hall
August 11  Charleston, SC  The Music Farm
August 13  Charlotte, NC  The Underground
August 14  Asheville, NC  The Orange Peel
August 16  Richmond, VA  The National
August 17  Baltimore, MD  Baltimore Sound Stage