The Brooklyn band Baked had a couple of singles and demos that got us excited, but their actual debut album, Debt, still feels like a wonderful surprise. The record begins with “Cramsey,” a fiery mosh-pit-ready song, and later features the bummed but beautiful “Wet Blanket”; throughout Debt you’ll find many tracks that slide between these two poles (sometimes in the same song), but that doesn’t quite encompass everything the band manages to fit into this airtight 30 minutes. Case in point, the previously released and still jaw-dropping six-minute centerpiece “Mick Jagger,” where drums flutter with quick fluidity as the guitars work themselves up to crashing thunderous climaxes before trailing off in a hypnotic percussive coda. Album closer “Hungry Ghost” asks us to “Wait another fucking minute,” but we’re happy to wait far longer to see what these guys do next. They’ve already released one hell of a debut album. Stream the entire thing below and check them out on tour.
08/22 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Porches., Ovlov, Celestial Shore
09/03 Brooklyn, NY @ Trans Pecos
09/04 Philadelphia, PA @ TBA
09/05 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
09/06 Washington, DC @ Communiverse
09/07 Richmond, VA @ 25 Watt
09/08 Asheville, NC @ Static Age
09/09 Nashville, TN @ Betty’s Bar
09/10 Louisville, KY @ The New Vintage
09/11 Oberlin, OH @ Oberlin College
09/12 Middletown, CT @ Eclectic House
09/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
Debt is out 8/19 via Exploding In Sound. Pre-order it here.