Baroness to release Gold & Grey in June; release video for new single “Borderlines”

Photo credit: Pam Strohm

Baroness will be releasing their fifth studio record, titled Gold & Grey, on June 14th via Abraxan Hymns. A music video for the effort’s first single, “Borderlines”, is also now available and can be found below.

Bandleader John Baizley said of the upcoming release:

“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. 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. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know Sebastian, Nick and Gina as both my bandmates and my friends. They have pushed me to become a better songwriter, musician and vocalist. We’re all extremely excited for this release, which includes quite a few ‘firsts’ for the band, and we’re thrilled to be back on tour to play these psychotic songs for our fans. Expect some surprises.”

Drummer Sebastian Thomson adds:

“On Gold & Grey we have taken some unexpected paths on a labyrinthine sonic adventure. We accepted sounds and styles that have not appeared on previous Baroness albums, and I’m excited to welcome our fans into our new lair.”

Guitarist Gina Gleason, who marks her recording debut with the band on Gold & Grey, offered:

“Having the chance to create music without any preconceived boundaries was both liberating and intimidating. As we pushed past our fear and comfort zone, the four of us connected in a way that allowed us to create freely, uplift one another and build the unique sonic world that is Gold & Grey. As a longtime Baroness listener, it is exciting to have created something new while still maintaining a deep love and understanding of the band’s roots. To say that the making of this record was quite a journey would be an understatement. We are beyond excited to share this experience and music with everyone!”

The group once again worked with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mogwai) at his New York studio, Tarbox Road Studios. Gold & Grey is available for pre-order on physical and digital formats here. Baroness is currently on a co-headlining tour with Deafheaven and Zeal & Ardor.

Gold & Grey track listing:

  1. “Front Toward Enemy”
  2. “I’m Already Gone”
  3. “Seasons”
  4. “Sevens”
  5. “Tourniquet”
  6. “Anchor’s Lament”
  7. “Throw Me An Anchor”
  8. “I’d Do Anything”
  9. “Blankets of Ash”
  10. “Emmett-Radiating Light”
  11. “Cold Blooded Angels”
  12. “Crooked Mile”
  13. “Broken Halo”
  14. “Can Oscura”
  15. “Borderlines”
  16. “Assault on East Falls”
  17. “Pale Sun”