Photo by: Chris M. Stanton
Official press release:
Four Stroke Baron have announced their band new album, titled Classics, due for release via Prosthetic Records this October. Mixed by Devin Townsend, Classics is their third full length studio album, brimming with catchy riffs and unforgettable choruses – in other words, classics. The first single, “Friday Knight”, is streaming everywhere now, and the accompanying video is premiering exclusively via Revolver. Classics will be released digitally and on physical formats on October 1 – pre-orders are now live.
Of the album announcement, the band comment:
“This is the best thing we’ve ever done, and we’re calling it right now that every song is a future classic. We told Devin Townsend to go as hard as possible when doing the sound design and adding textures, which upped the insanity factor 100x.”
Having streamlined into a duo, Kirk Witt and Matt Vallarino cast a sardonic eye over the human condition – as seen through their own uniquely distorted lens, and told via tales involving a murderous rampage at a kegger while dressed as a knight – in this first single, “Friday Knight” – to being trapped in a casino during a robbery whilst on acid, and other such adventures. They are our guides as we traverse the filthiest folds in the dark underbelly of Reno, Nevada; illuminating the darkest corners of their twisted psyches with their upbeat and insanely catchy pop hooks.
The distinctive dynamic between the duo has undoubtedly solidified their songwriting chops and allowed them to be more bold in their approach when writing Classics. Embracing their intense relationship, which they put down to vibrating at the same frequency, they gave themselves permission to go down whatever weird rabbit holes presented themselves. The only rule they set was that there had to be a memorable melody to each and every track. They then enlisted the only person they knew who could add the extra layer of embellishment that the album required. Enter Devin Townsend. The added textures brought in by Townsend during mixing elevate these ten tracks to another level.
Sometimes it’s necessary to allow time to pass to reveal the true nature of a classic track; Four Stroke Baron have shaved the waiting time all the way down to zero. It will soon be time to hit play – the classics will all be there waiting for you.
Classics track listing:
- “Rolling Gloom1999”
- “Prostitute Part II: Pretty Woman (Makes Money)”
- “13 Steps to Stockton”
- “Friday Knight”
- “Coast of Barbary”
- “Russian Thought Experiment”