On December 18, Baroness will release their new album Purple, which is the band’s fourth album and first since enduring a bus crash in 2012 that almost ended their career. The band has been back in business since 2013, however, touring and recording, and before their new album drops, they’ve released a short behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of their new album. The clip is called “Ultraviolet” and features an interview with frontman John Baizley, mixed with footage from the studio during the recording sessions of Purple. Baizley talks about the bus crash, the physical limitations that it put on the band, and overcoming those obstacles and finding a new sense of purpose. Watch it below, and take a look at the band’s updated tour dates.
Purple follows 2012’s Yellow and Green.
Baroness tour dates:
11/27 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
11/28 Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
11/29 Madison, WI – Frequency
12/1 St. Louis, MO – The Demo
12/2 Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall
12/4 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective
12/5 Dallas, TX – Double Wide
12/6 Austin, TX – Mohawk
12/8 Houston, TX – Rudyard’s
12/9 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
12/11 Gainesville, FL – 8-BIT Bar
12/12 Savannah, GA – The Jinx
12/13 Atlanta, GA – The Earl
12/15 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
12/16 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
12/18 Baltimore, MD – Metro Gallery
12/19 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
12/20 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
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