Last year Baked came out with a tape called S/T Cassette. Two songs short, it's enough to see where the band is coming from; they're not afraid to blur themselves, letting the sounds melt into landscape jams. On Debt, their debut off Exploding in Sound, Baked is still melting, but it's a much more guided flow. The album mixes high velocities with the turned down mellow feels that Baked just seems to ooze from every orifice. R.J. Gordon's vocals take a back seat under a wash of reverb, sitting just below the pop driven melodies that surround him. "Mick Jagger" especially is a stunner, where Yoni David's drumming drives the tune as the rest of the sounds float in zero gravity. There's something unobtainably attractive about this band's sound, whether it's because they remind us of England's long lost Wu Lyf, or because they channel Bedhead at the same time. Regardless, we are extremely excited for the record release show this Friday at Shea Stadium, with support from an all star bill including: Porches., Bueno and Ovlov. Stream "Mick Jagger" below. -Jake Saunders
P.S. Yes, we just had a record of the month last week, but when two good records come to us close to each other we've gotta jump at the opportunity, because at times we go without one for months!
We added this song to The Deli's playlist of Best NYC songs by emerging NYC artists - check it out!