The Baron Four Brings a Second Helping of ’60s-Flavored R&Beat
We’re thrilled to announce Silvaticus, the upcoming sophomore long-player by The Baron Four–the UK’s finest quartet of classically influenced Garage-Punk maestros:
Ten new, original songs by singer/bassist Mike Whittaker jostle for space with two covers: the recently unearthed “Wild Angel” by James Bond & The Agents from 1967, and a radical reworking of the Bo Diddley classic “I Can Tell,” featuring relative newcomer CK Smith on some of the dirtiest blues harp you’re likely to hear this year! Elsewhere, Mr. Smith lays down some killer guitar parts, deft and assured, with just the right amount of grit, complementing fellow axeman Joe Eakins’ relentless rhythm. There’s even a 12-string in there!!
Hear the relentless urgency of opener “It’s Alright”; the measured, syncopated stomp of “I’ll Be With You”; the Merseybeat-on-bad-gear rush of “Tear My Heart”; the plaintive minor-key reflection of album closer “How You Want To Be”; the distorted insanity of “Walking Out”, and the melodic, heartfelt “I Don’t Mind.” They’re all there–and that’s only half the album!
Set for release on Friday, June 30, the album will be available on Opaque Orange color vinyl (limited to 300), classic black vinyl (limited to 200), CD, and digital. All LP’s include a complimentary download coupon.