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BARONESS: NEW ALBUM WILL BE CALLED YELLOW & GREEN, OUT JULY 17

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Continuing along the color spectrum after 2007’s Red Album and 2009’s Blue Record, Baroness have announced Yellow & Green as the title of their new album, which will come out July 17 on Relapse. Two colors instead of one in the title? Does that mean the album will be twice as good?!?!

We don’t have any other info right now — not so much as a track listing! — but AP does have a new interview with guitarist/vocalist John Baizley, in which he drops some interesting nuggets, such as the following:

“I demoed all the songs [last] year when I was writing them. I can say with complete confidence that the record is different. I think it’s been part of our process since day one that we buck repetition in our songwriting and in everything else—that we’re constantly giving ourselves some work to do, lest we fall back and sit on whatever laurels we’ve earned at this point.

“What we did at the very beginning was talk about what we wanted to do. It was an absolutely unanimous decision within the band to push our sound outwards a little bit. The record’s going to be really reactive—whether it’s positive or negative, [anybody who hears it is] definitely going to have a reaction to it. We tried to do different things. We tried to improve and clarify some of our songwriting.

“The result is that, on the whole, the record’s got a much broader palette of songs. There are some moments where we’re sticking to some of the foundations we’ve laid down and others where it’s a brand new type of song for us. Doing something like that is kind of a risk, especially when you’re so closely associated with a grouping of bands or style or label. That just isn’t something we care about. I feel just internally between the members of the band, we’ve taken some real risks and some risks that were absolutely worth taking for us and bore some interesting truths musically for us. It’s kind of cliché to say “expect the unexpected,” but when I listen to some of the stuff we’ve written, for my ears, it’s unexpected.”

So, hey, that all sounds promising, right?

More news as we get it. In the meantime, you can read the complete interview here. Baroness will be going on tour with Meshuggah and Decapitated later this month; get dates here.

-AR

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