Well, we narrowed down the 10 possibilities for new album title from Baroness a few days ago and today the band confirmed that our first guess was the correct one – the album will be called Purple and will be released on Dec. 18 via their own (new) label, Abraxan Hymns.
The band is also streaming a new track, "Chlorine & Wine," which is a fantastic addition to the Baroness cannon.
Here are some quotes from the press release:
“After releasing a lengthy and investigative record like Yellow & Green we all felt that we needed to make something much more direct and immediate,” explains band founder and singer John Baizley of the approach behind Purple. The album was produced by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT) at Tarbox Road Studios in the secluded town of Cassadaga, New York. “We wanted to write with our normal focus on artistry, balanced against an increased level of energy and focus. It was important for us to write our new songs with the type of enthusiasm and expressiveness that could act as a counterpoint to the album’s dark themes. As a result, the music came out in an intense, heavy and sonically captivating in a new way, which was important, loathe, as we are to fall into any kind of complacency pitfall or formulaic songwriting routine. Purple is the most fully realized representation of our intention as a band; considering the amount of physical and mental energy spent writing it, we have accomplished something which would have seemed impossible to us a couple of years ago.”
You can pre-order the vinyl already on Amazon.com.