TRY TO DISAPPEAR AND MORNINGSTAR PICTURE DISCS AVAILABLE DEC. 12th; PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW!
“The depth of John Baizley’s ambitious talent is immeasurable” – Juxtapoz
“Baizley’s art is easily recognizable for its primal beauty” – Village Voice
“A distinct, intricate visual style” – Noisey
Baroness release the final two picture discs in their four-part Purple picture disc series with Try To Disappear and Morningstar arriving Dec. 12 via the band’s webstore (store.yourbaroness.com) and at independent record stores.
The limited edition releases, which are available for pre-order via the band’s webstore as of today at 2 p.m. eastern, each feature a quadrant of the John Baizley created cover art for the band’s album, Purple, as well as unreleased B-sides. Try To Disappear features a live version of the song from the band’s 2016 performance at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre while Morningstar features a demo version of the track.
The first two picture discs (Chlorine and Wine and Shock Me) have been sold out since their release but a limited number of complete bundles, featuring all four releases, will be made available exclusively via the Baroness webstore.
Baizley, who Stereogum said creates “the most unique, intriguing, stylish” album covers, has crafted the art for all four of Baroness’ albums as well as the outfit’s EPs. A behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the Purple album cover, as well as an interview with Baizley about the influences and method behind the artwork can be viewed here:
While Baizley tackled the Purple cover, the discs themselves feature illustrations by renowned artist Marald Van Haasteren (maraldart.tumblr.com). For more information, and an online gallery of Baizley’s artwork, visit aperfectmonster.com.
Baroness is John Baizley (vocals/guitar), Gina Gleason (guitar), Nick Jost (bass) and Sebastian Thomson (drums). Baroness released the Grammy-nominated album, Purple, in late 2015. The 10-song album has been universally praised with Pitchfork saying it features “some of the biggest, strongest songs Baroness has ever written,” Entertainment Weekly calling the album “their finest release yet,” Rolling Stone Australia dubbing it “the most dynamic, robust guitar album this year,” and Mojo echoing those sentiments, saying “Baroness have delivered their masterpiece: an album grounding their cosmic heaviosity with earthbound, compelling drama.” Purple and the songs from the album also landed on a number of year-end best of lists with “Shock Me” coming in at #10 on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 40 Songs of 2015, Pitchfork awarding it #6 on their Best Metal Albums of 2015 round-up and Rolling Stone placing the release at #7 on their 20 Best Metal Albums of 2015.
The band, who are currently writing music for their fifth album, recently announced an April 29performance at the eighth annual Welcome to Rockville festival in Jacksonville, Fla. (www.welcometorockvillefestival.com).