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John Baizley & Katie Jones – “If I Needed You” (Townes Van Zandt Cover)

When he was recovering from his band's horrific bus crash in 2012, Baroness frontman John Baizley had to relearn how to play guitar, and he claims that he did so by playing along with the music of Townes Van Zandt, the great country-folk singer-songwriter who died in 1997. At last year's SXSW, Baizley returned… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 6, 2014

Photos: Bumbershoot 2013

Over 100,000 fans hit the Seattle Center for this year's Bumbershoot over Labor Day weekend. Performers included Kendrick Lamar, MGMT, Fun., Heart, Gary Numan, and Death Cab For Cutie playing their now 10-year-old LP Transatlanticism start to finish. Our photographer Alex Crick caught those acts and a bunch more; check out his pics i… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 3, 2013

Baroness – “March To The Sea” Live Video

As great as a showy music video can be, sometimes it's far more satisfying to see live footage. You'll realize that that goes double -- fuck it, triple -- in the case of this new live video by the recently recovered Baroness. It opens with the massive crowd chanting "Welcome Back" as frontman John Baizley… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 28, 2013

Watch Baroness Play First Full-Band Song Since Accident

Last night, Baroness played their first show as a full band since a bus accident in England last August that injured every member of the group. It was also the band's first show with a new line-up: Nick Jost on bass and Sebastian Thomson on drums. Below, watch fan footage of the first song… More »

By: Liz Pelly / May 25, 2013

Q&A: Baroness Frontman John Dyer Baizley On His Recovery Albums, Performing Solo, And Returning To The Road

Baroness announced a summer tour today, the first proper domestic jaunt to promote Yellow & Green, the double album that received critical raves and introduced the band to a much wider audience. Normally, this would be another in a series of summer tour announcements. However, this is the first tour for Baroness since a… More »

By: Justin M. Norton / April 1, 2013

Bassist, Drummer Leave Baroness

The last night at SXSW, while everyone else was seeing Prince and Justin Timberlake, I went to the Invisible Oranges showcase, which was loaded with very loud acts -- KEN Mode, Full Of Hell, Pallbearer -- and one pretty quiet one: John Baizley of Baroness, playing (mostly) solo, doing some Townes Van Zandt covers,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 25, 2013

Baroness – “March To The Sea” Video

The excellent Georgia metal quartet Baroness found their triumphant 2012 cut short by a harrowing bus accident that left them hospitalized, forced to cancel tour dates and confront their own existence. But they're slowly climbing back -- first came a fantastic video featuring mastermind John Dyer Baizley and guitarist Peter Adams performing a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2013

The 5 Best Videos Of the Week

People don't tend to save their best music videos, so this is a thinner list than most. But if the world does end today, at least you won't die before watching Taylor Swift's version of a Lana Del Rey video. Because that's what Stereogum's readership wants, right? T-Swizzy doing LDR? Check out our picks below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2012

Baroness – “Stretchmarker” Acoustic

One of music's most heartbreaking stories of 2012 came in August, when the tour bus carrying Georgia metal band Baroness crashed in the UK, leaving numerous members of the band and crew with serious injuries, canceling the rest of their tour dates for the year. The accident left the band unable to perform behind… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 17, 2012

Baroness Detail Bus Accident

On 8/15, the excellent Georgia metal band Baroness was involved in a terrible bus accident that left numerous members of the band and their crew with serious injuries. Details of the accident had thus far been spare, but today, Baroness frontman John Dyer Baizley published a lengthy essay on the subject. It would… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 2, 2012

Baroness Bus Crash Injures Nine

As Pitchfork points out, ITV reports that the great Georgia metal band Baroness, who made the year's best metal album with Yellow & Green, were touring in England today when their bus crashed near Bath. The bus fell 30 feet over a viaduct, trapping two people inside. Firefighters freed those two, and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 15, 2012

Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo's Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012

Baroness – “Take My Bones Away” Video

Last week, Georgia swamp monsters Baroness won Album Of The Week for their huge, ambitious, generally very badass double-LP Yellow & Green. Today, they give us the video for rip-roaring lead single "Take My Bones Away." For this one, Jimmy Hubbard filmed the band on tour, capturing as much of their live… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2012

Album Of The Week: Baroness Yellow & Green

Even amidst the ridiculously fertile and fun Georgia metal scene, Baroness have always stood out because they've figured out how to be heavy and approachable at the same time. Debut LP Red Album brought sledgehammer riff-churns, but it married them to a sense of reaching-for-infinity melodic lift that few other underground metal bands even attempt,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 17, 2012

Stream Baroness Yellow & Green

On their new album Yellow & Green, the Philly-via-Savannah stoner-metal swamp monsters in Baroness have crafted a 75-minute monster of a double album, one that roams all around the boundaries of the band's sound. We've already heard a few tracks from this ferocious achievement of an album -- "Take My Bones Away," "MarchMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 10, 2012

Baroness’s John Baizley On Six Influential Album Covers

John Dyer Baizley is probably best known as the frontman of Savannah, GA's Baroness, but his visual artwork is arguably even more famous than his music. Among his other pursuits, for years now Baizley has been producing some of the most unique, intriguing, stylish, and bizarre album covers in the world (including, of course, all… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 27, 2012

Baroness – “Eula”

There's probably no album this year that will face more contention than Baroness's Yellow & Green. (That Lana Del Rey album came out last year, right? No?) The third track to be released from the Savannah, GA quartet's forthcoming double-LP is also the furthest they have veered from metal to date (including the transitional track… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 26, 2012

Baroness – “March To The Sea”

I didn't go to the Meshuggah/Baroness/Decapitated show when it came through town -- I've never been a huge Meshuggah guy, honestly -- but my friend Aaron did, and as he recalls it, Baroness were not received well by those in attendance. "There were a lot of shouts of 'PLAY SOME FUCKING METAL,'" Aaron told me… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2012

Baroness – “Take My Bones Away”

Yellow & Green, the third album from Georgia sludge-monsters Baroness, is one of the most anticipated underground metal albums in recent memory. And now we're finally getting to hear a track from the album: A big chunk of melodic riffage called "Take My Bones Away." Baroness have never been afraid of hooks, but the blazing… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2012

Eternal Summers – “Pogo (Allen Blickle Remix)”

Last January we posted a remix of Surfer Blood's "Swim (To Reach The End)" by Baroness drummer Allen Blickle. Then, this past summer, he recast the Florida crew's "Twin Peaks." Surprising? Not really. When I posted Baroness's "Swollen And Halo" in October '09 I quoted a Decibel where Blickle discussed he and… More »

By: brandon / December 15, 2010
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