On this edition of Audiography, we feature reviews of the sonically challenging, yet rewarding pop sounds of Thee Oh Sees and their latest Putrifiers II; the seventh release of the ever-thanatological Avett Brothers and The Carpenter; and Bob Dylan’s Tempest, the legendary artist’s 35th album. We also feature an interview between Consequence of Sound’s Len Comaratta and Alan Blickle, drummer for modern metal heroes Baroness.
With the release of Yellow & Green the band’s third and final release for Relapse Records, Baroness was set to once again conquer the world through touring, a tour that would end up being cancelled after the band suffered a tragic bus accident, injuring three of the four members. As the band sat at the airport preparing to board its flight to Amsterdam, where Baroness would begin preparations for its European conquest, we caught up with drummer Allen Blickle to discuss the band’s newest, double album.
We discussed the whole color scheme behind the band’s albums as well as fan reaction, both negative and positive to the band’s newest material, the band’s lineup change after recording Yellow & Green, working once again with producer John Congleton, what it means to mature as an artist as well as Blickle’s work on Onwards the Wall, an EP by A Place to Bury Strangers.
01. Thee Oh Sees – “So Nice” (excerpt), “Will We Be Scared?” (excerpt)
02. The Avett Brothers – “Father’s First Spring” (excerpt), “Through My Prayers” (excerpt)
03. Bob Dylan – “Duquesne Whistle” (excerpt)
04. Baroness – “Take My Bones Away” (Yellow & Green)
05. Baroness – “Cocainium” (Yellow & Green)
06. Baroness – “A Horse Called Golgotha” (Blue Record)
07. A Place to Bury Strangers – “Onwards the Wall” (Onwards the Wall)
Audiography Episode 055 – “Allen Blickle (of Baroness)”
Written and Produced by Len Comaratta, Alex Young, Jeremy Larson, Chris Coplan, Adam Kivel, Dan Caffrey, Bryant Kitching, Matt Melis, Nick Freed
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