Baroness’ John Baizley on Stone, Tolerating Pop, and Seeing Sonic Youth and Nirvana

The frontman dissects the sound and story of their new album

John Baizley of Baroness stone podcast interview Kyle Meredith
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    John Baizley of Baroness joins Kyle Meredith to talk about his influences, tastes, and the band’s new album, Stone.

    The frontman discusses his penchant for short album titles, citing the likes of the first four Led Zeppelin albums, as well as how his lyrics tell a personal story of hope. He continues on to explain how he utilizes genre and melody to make a point; his love for Nick Cave, PJ Harvey, and Radiohead’s strong sense of self; and having Sonic Youth and Nirvana be his first live experiences.

    “I really [thank] Nirvana and Sonic Youth for bringing those type of bills out on the road for 11- and 12-year-old kids like me,” he says. “Not only did I not know how insanely interesting what I was seeing was, but I didn’t know that there was something different. I didn’t know I was seeing something special.”

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