Baroness' highly-anticipated album, Yellow & Green, is available today.
The band, who recently graced covers of both Decibel and Hails & Horns Magazines, have earned near perfect reviews for the expansive set with Spin describing the release as "alternative rock's brawniest soul-purge" and adding that "beastly event-records like this only come once in a full moon." Alternative Press awarded Yellow & Green four stars, NPR said the album offers "an embarrassment of melodic and riff-based riches," Metal Sucks said this is "Baroness' crossover masterpiece" and the BBC said this is "a beautiful next step in the ongoing saga of Baroness."
Yellow & Green was recorded in late 2011 at studios in New Jersey and Dallas with the band reuniting with co-producer John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Xiu Xiu) for the 18-track collection. A series of behind-the-scenes clips chronicling the recording process have been released in the weeks leading up to today's release and can be viewed on the band's YouTube page.
Yellow & Green is now streaming in its entirety on NPR, Spin, Exclaim and Paste.
The album is widely available but can also be ordered directly via Relapse's website in a 2CD or 2xLP format HERE or digitally via iTunes.
Baroness is currently on tour in Europe with upcoming performances at Pukkelpop and the Oya Festival. The band's next U.S. date is a free show at the House of Vans in Brooklyn on Aug. 29. A North American tour for Fall will be announced soon. Tour dates are:
July 17 Beaumont, France Le Tremplin
July 19 Bilbao, Spain Kafe Antzokia
July 20 Barcelos, Portugal Milhoes de Festa
July 22 Barcelona, Spain Apolo 2
July 25 Wiesbaden, Germany Raucherkammer
July 26 Basel, Switzerland Sommercasino
July 27 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
July 28 Florence, Italy Viper Theatre
July 30 Milan, Italy Civic Arena
August 1 Munich, Germany 59to1
August 3 Prague, Czech Republic Klub 007
August 4 Katowice, Poland Off Festival
August 5 Berlin, Germany Magnet
August 6 Hamburg, Germany Logo
August 9 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
August 13 Sheffield, UK Corporation
August 14 Bristol, UK The Fleece
August 15 Southampton, UK Talking Heads
August 17 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 18 Leipzig, Germany Highfield Festival
August 19 Ludinghausen, Germany Area4 Festival
August 29 Brooklyn, NY House of Vans
September Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
September 6 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 22 Lexington, KY Boomslang
October 27 Gainesville, FL The Fest 11
November Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest