Baths Music Obsidian

Following the breakout success of 2010’s Cerulean album, which earned him the year’s “Best Of” honors from Pitchfork, 24-year-old Baths’ sophmore album Obsidian is set to drop this Tuesday, May 28 via Anticon, and Okayfuture has got the latest single “Ironworks” here for you to stream below before it drops.  If this is the first time you’re hearing of Baths music, don’t worry, we’ve got everything you need to know.

Baths, better known as Will Wiesenfeld, is an electronic music producer hailing from California, with a noted chillwave style of production that carries marks of the LA beat scene. The Obsidian album appeals to Baths’ renowned style with a mix of layered samples and synthesizers with complete vocals.  Baths, himself, acknowledges the new album’s darkness, “The songs and lyrics all came out of a pretty fucked and arduous process of trial and error,” Baths says. “But I hope people understand that I’m not the depressed, suicidal, and death-obsessed person the record may paint me as being.  These are just darker areas that I wanted to explore.”  In developing Obsidian, Baths took to reading and researching the Dark Ages and the black plague, and varied takes on Hell through Dante’s Inferno, the Bible, and old world illuminated manuscripts and paintings.

Whatever the reason may be, Baths’ Obsidian is different, and we at Okayfuture love artists who passionately appeal to unorthadox styles.  Make sure to keep an eye out for Baths, who has just embarked on a North American tour.  Check out the tour dates below.

Tour Dates:

5/23 – Portland, OR – Holocene*
5/25 – Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl*
5/26 – George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre
5/27 – Missoula, MT – The Palace Lounge*
5/28 – Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory #
5/29  – Salt Lake City, UT @ Salt Air Theatre #
5/30 – Boise, ID – Neurolux*
6/01 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater *
6/02 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room *
6/05 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club*
6/06- Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall*
6/07 – Chicago, IL – Metro*
6/08 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick*
6/09 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern*
6/10 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont*
6/12 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair*
6/13 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
6/14 – Washington DC, – Black Cat*
6/15 – New York, NY – Webster Hall*
6/16 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter*
6/17 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
6/19 – New Orleans, LA – Hi Ho Lounge*
6/20 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s*
6/21 – Austin, TX – Mohawk*
6/22 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada*
6/24 – El Paso, TX – The Lowbrow Palace*
6/25 – Tucson, AZ – Club Congress*
6/26 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom*
6/27 – San Diego, CA – Casbah*
6/28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre*
6/29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall*

# – w/ The Postal Service
* – w/ Houses & D33J
$ – w/ D33J

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