Baroness share video for ‘Shock Me’ ahead of North American tour dates

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Baroness have issued a video for their track “Shock Me.”

The song features on the band’s most recent album, Purple, released last December and one of Skin Back Alley’s Top Albums Of 2015.

Filmed in rural Pennsylvania, the clip was directed by Don Tyler and Baroness’ own John Baizley. The cryptic, dream-like imagery plays with shades of colour and the balance of power between the two women depicted in the video.

Baroness spoke out about an alleged sexual assault that took place at one of their gigs during their recent run of UK tour dates. The band embark upon a run of North American shows later this month.

Baroness’ confirmed North American tour dates are as follows:

Apr 23rd: Mexico City Vive Latino Festival, Mexico
Apr 29th: Boston Royale, MA
Apr 30th: Quebec City Le Cercle, QC
May 01st: Montreal Corona Theatre, QC
May 03rd: Toronto Opera House, ON
May 04th: Syracuse Lost Horizon, NY
May 06th: Flint The Machine Shop, MI
May 07th: Grand Rapids Intersection, MI
May 08th: Millvale Mr Smalls, PA
May 10th: Cincinnati The Ballroom, OH
May 11th: Columbus Newport Music Hall, OH
May 13th: Atlanta Shaky Knees Festival, GA
May 14th: Atlanta The Loft, GA
May 15th: Nashville 3rd & Lindsley, TN
May 17th: Madison The Majestic Theatre, WI
May 18th: Des Moines Wooly’s, IA
May 20th: Colorado Springs The Black Sheep, CO
May 21st: Denver Project Pabst, CO
May 23rd: Salt Lake City Urban Lounge, UT
May 24th: Boise Knitting Factory, ID
May 26th: Calgary Marquee, AB
May 27th: Edmonton Starlite Room, AB
May 29th: Vancouver Commodore Ballroom, BC
May 30th: George Sasquatch, WA
May 31st: Portland Wonder Ballroom, OR
Jun 02nd: San Francisco Regency Ballroom, CA
Jun 03rd: Los Angeles The Fonda, CA
Aug 28th: Las Vegas Psycho, NV

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Baroness stream new album track ‘Shock Me’

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Baroness are streaming their new track “Shock Me.”

The song features on the band’s forthcoming album, Purple, scheduled for release on the 18th of December via their own Abraxan Hymns label.

Vocalist and guitarist John Baizley recently revealed that the album is named after a bus accident that the band were involved in: “The band suffered a gigantic bruise. It was an injury that prevented us from operating in a normal way for quite some time.

“Hopefully, this record is the springboard that helps us get away from all that.”

Purple will be Baroness’ first recording with the new rhythm section of Nick Jost and Sebastian Thompson on bass/keys and drums. The album was produced by Baroness and Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Tame Impala) at Tarbox Road Studios, in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York.

You can listen to “Shock Me” via the stream below. Baroness shared another new track, “Chlorine & Wine”, in September.

The full tracklisting for Purple is:

Baroness Purple cover01. “Morningstar”
02. “Shock Me”
03. “Try to Disappear”
04. “Kerosene”
05. “Fugue”
06. “Chlorine & Wine”
07. “The Iron Bell”
08. “Desperation Burns”
09. “If I Have to Wake Up (Would You Stop the Rain?)”
10. “Crossroads of Infinity”

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