Baroness Share New Song, "Shock Me"

Baroness have shared a second song from their eagerly-awaited new album, Purple (Dec. 18, Abraxan Hymns), premiering the single “Shock Me” last night via Dan Carter’s Rock Show on BBC Radio 1. The song is now streaming below:

“Along with the rest of Purple, ‘Shock Me’ represents the net result of an arduous reformation/rehabilitation process following the release of Yellow & Green and the bus accident that nearly ended us,” said singer/guitar player John Baizley of the new song. “We were unsure three years ago whether we’d be able to be at this point again; and while it hasn’t been a particularly easy road to get back, it is truly thrilling to feel that familiar anxious excitement that comes before we release a new album and to put new music out into the world. We treasure these moments of excitement, as they have taken on a deeper level of significance in recent years.”
A series of videos documenting the band’s time in the studio with producer Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT), Baizley’s work on the album art, and candid interviews with each of the band members about the experience of making Purple, are viewable via Baroness’ YouTube page ( with more clips to come.

Pre-order packages for Purple, which feature an instant download of “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine” as well as a limited edition colored vinyl version of the new album, two picture discs, t-shirts and other unique items are available now via this link: Digital pre-orders, which also include an instant download of both “Shock Me” and “Chlorine & Wine,” are available via iTunes (, Amazon ( and Google Play (

The band, who play a three-week stretch of intimate club shows leading up to Purple’s release, have added a handful of in-store performances:

November 28  Chicago, ILReckless Records
November 29  Madison, WIStrictly Discs
December 5  Dallas, TXGood Records
December 19  Manayunk, PAMain Street Music
December 20  Brooklyn, NYRough Trade
Full routing:
November 27  Columbus, OHAce of CupsSOLD OUT
November 28  Chicago, ILStrictly Discs
November 28  Chicago, ILBeat KitchenSOLD OUT
November 29  Madison, WIStrictly Discs
November 29  Madison, WIFrequencySOLD OUT
December 1St. Louis, MOThe Demo
December 2  Lawrence, KSJackpot Music Hall
December 4  Oklahoma City, OK89th Street Collective
December 5  Dallas, TXGood Records
December 5  Dallas, TXDouble WideSOLD OUT
December 6  Austin, TXMohawkSOLD OUT
December 8  Houston, TXRudyard’sSOLD OUT
December 9  New Orleans, LAGasa Gasa
December 11  Gainesville, FL8-BIT BarSOLD OUT
December 12  Savannah, GAThe JinxSOLD OUT
December 13   Atlanta, GAThe EarlSOLD OUT
December 15  Chapel Hill, NCLocal 506SOLD OUT
December 16  Richmond, VAStrange MatterSOLD OUT
December 18  Baltimore, MDMetro GallerySOLD OUT
December 19  Manayunk, PAMain Street Music
December 19  Philadelphia, PAJohnny Brenda’sSOLD OUT
December 20  Brooklyn, NYRough Trade
December 20  Brooklyn, NYSaint Vitus BarSOLD OUT
Tickets for the available dates can be found via

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