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New Baroness album lands highest debut ever for Relapse Records

Baroness - band live at the TLA in PhiladelphiaYellow & Green, the third album from Baroness, has debuted at #30 on Billboard’s Top 200.

The album sold 12,660 copies in its first week of release, the highest debut in Relapse Records‘ history.

Baroness spent the entirety of 2011 writing, demoing and recording Yellow & Green, marking the East Coast-based band’s first lengthy break from touring in eight years. John Congleton co-produced the 18-track release, which was recorded at Water Music in Hoboken, N.J. and Elmwood Studio in Dallas, Texas. The album was released on July 17 and is currently streaming at baroness.bandcamp.com.

A video for “Take My Bones Away” premiered Tuesday via Rolling Stone‘s website. The live clip was filmed by Jimmy Hubbard during the band’s Spring tour with Meshuggah.

We recently caught up with Baroness frontman, John Baizley, for an in-depth interview with Blow The Scene following a May performance in Philadelphia with Mushuggah.

The band returns to the States with an Aug. 29 performance at House of Vans in Brooklyn.

Tour dates are:

July 25 Wiesbaden, Germany Raucherkammer
July 26 Basel, Switzerland Sommercasino
July 27 Zurich, Switzerland Dynamo
July 28 Florence, Italy Viper Theatre
July 30 Milan, Italy Civic Arena

August 1 Munich, Germany 59to1
August 3 Prague, Czech Republic Klub 007
August 4 Katowice, Poland Off Festival
August 5 Berlin, Germany Magnet
August 6 Hamburg, Germany Logo
August 9 Oslo, Norway Oya Festival
August 13 Sheffield, UK Corporation
August 14 Bristol, UK The Fleece
August 15 Southampton, UK Talking Heads
August 17 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 18 Leipzig, Germany Highfield Festival
August 19 Ludinghausen, Germany Area4 Festival
August 29 Brooklyn, NY House of Vans

September Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
September 6 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Music Festival
September 22 Lexington, KY Boomslang

October 27 Gainesville, FL The Fest 11

November Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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