We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Four Stroke Baron’s lyric video for their song “Machine and Joy” (watch it below). The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album Planet Silver Screen, which is scheduled to be released on November 9, 2018 through Prosthetic Records. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented on the song:
This song was actually built entirely around the tremolo effect that opens the track. We really dug the positive vibe it had and it led us in an experimental direction with the song’s structure; instead of following a standard verse-chorus arrangement, we kept the song as just three high-energy choruses. This lends an air of intensity and excitement to a song that, lyrically, remains ambiguous and centers around a concept rather than a linear story.
About the band:
Comprised only of Kirk Witt on guitars and vocals, Matt Vallarino on drums, and Keegan Ferrari on bass, Four Stroke Baron craft massive and immersive soundscapes juxtaposed over catchy, pop-like song structures on their forthcoming label debut. The release of Planet Silver Screen is an amalgamation of all that Four Stroke Baron has come to represent musically thus far while simultaneously signals the band’s evolutionary expansion into previously uncharted sonic territories yielding their biggest and most ambitious record yet.
From their inception in 2011, reactions to Four Stroke Baron have always exhibited positivity and excitement. The band’s introductory self-titled EP was released in January of 2014 and quickly caught the attention of internet-metal extraordinaire Ben Sharp, aka Cloudkicker.
After being featured on Cloudkicker’s blog, growing demand led to their full-length, King Radio being released December 23, 2015 and receiving even more acclaim. Sputnik Music stated in an album review, “Simply put, Four Stroke Baron is a band that defies categorization. Their choruses are simultaneously abrasive and soothing, the riffs bring to mind both Mastodon and Rush…,” and, “Four Stroke Baron is weird, and fun, and bizarre, and hooky, and crazy, and they will be on repeat for a very long time.” It was this album that later aligned Four Stroke Baron with the Prosthetic Records roster. The trio will unveil even more details on their upcoming studio album and tour dates following the release of Planet Silver Screen.
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