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Baroness Find Critical Acclaim ‘Intimidating and a Little Strange’


As heralded Savannah, Ga. quartet Baroness are underway on their U.S. tour supporting the recently-released ‘Blue Record’ with Earthless and US Christmas, bassist Summer Welch shares his excitement for the lineup, telling Noisecreep, “Both bands are really solid.”

Welch goes on to explain what’s next in store for the much-buzzed-about band, who “will be heading over to Europe in mid January” for a headlining tour supporting their new, already acclaimed sophomore album before jumping on a quick tour with Isis in Japan. Marking the band’s first trip to the Asian islands, Baroness will also head down under to Australia for the first time in their careers to play the Soundwave Festival alongside artists like Jane’s Addiction and Faith No More soon after.

When asked about the wide-spread adoration for the band’s sophomore effort, Welch told Noisecreep, “There is a lot of hype and buzz around this new record. I think it’s cool. I’m a little weary of it. It is intimidating and a little strange to me at times. I try not to take it for granted. It will come and go like all things. We just want to get out and play good shows and give it our all.”

‘Blue Record’ debuted at the top spot on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and 117 on the Billboard 200 during its first week in stores and is a sure contender for many best-of lists this year.

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