Entrance your spirit with Baked’s fluidity and the effortlessness of their groovy vocals, guitar, bass, and drum parts melding together into psychedelic bluesy-rock chill. Baked is R.J Gordon on vocals/guitar, Yoni David on drums, Jeremy Aquilino on bass/vocals, Isabella Mingione on keys/vocals, and Davey Jones on guitar. This group of Brooklyn friends is rolling out some rad indie/garage pop in a subgenre of rock that accentuates some real blazing. Early last month, their s/t EP was re-released on Forged Artifacts on a limited edition purple-chrome cassette (order by clicking on the following image) and you can read some more about it and check out some Baked bonuses below:
The EP begins with “Fleatnam” and some strong distorted electric guitar. Within the first few seconds, the listener is transported to a place of mollifying sensations.
The upbeat and invigorating feeling of “Wet Blanket” is matched by fuzzy warmth and mellow stupor. Soothing and demure singing allows the instrumentation of this track to smolder.
“Dancelectroladyland” is one of the most vocally robust tracks on the release that gives a great laid-back and retro feel. The track is also well placed, sandwiched between two songs whose contrast work well with it.
The power, brooding, and dragging feel of “8er” is only enhanced by its floating spoken-word and sense of self-examination that is layered over beguiling elements. Almost instantly you will surely realize the ease in with which you may lose yourself inside this track. As the longest track on the EP, it is not something that takes effort to connect to, and the length truly stresses the simplicity and skillfulness of the band’s ability to create a hazy atmosphere.
The extra track on the EP is entitled “Wolf” and its addition truly completes the band’s bomb self-titled release. The textures within this track are reminiscent of sitting with family and friends by a slow-burning fire that slowly puts itself out as the feeling of warmth and conversation only growing stronger.
Baked is planning to release their first full length entitled Debt via Exploding in Sound Records this summer and they just announced a tour with Titus Andronicus as well (scroll to the end to view tour dates). Besides these goodies, the band answered some questions for Steep Sounds with some really lovely artwork of theirs, available below:
1 ) Who are you ?
2 ) How would you represent your sound ?
3 ) What is something wrong with the world ?
4 ) Can you represent one of your childhood memories ?
6 ) Draw one of your dreams ?
7 ) What is your favourite word ?
8 ) What is your favourite plant ?
9 ) Where is the ideal setting to listen to your self-titled release ?
Whoa! Thank you so much for reading about Baked on 4/20 at 4:20 P.M. while listening to their steep sounds and checking out their awesome artwork! Link up and check out all this fun stuff below along with their upcoming tour dates:
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You don’t want to miss these upcoming Baked shows:
<TODAY> April 20, 2014 Brooklyn, NY ~ The HO SE