Baked, “Midnight Junkie” (Exploding in Sound)
This just in from the local weather bureau – a.k.a., my window. It’s windy. I mean like, shit is creaking and banging and I don’t even know what it is windy. It’s also wondrously sunny – like, over-exposed 9mm film of an old road trip sunny.
So, as I’m sitting here, squinting and expecting the Wicked Witch of the West to cycle by any moment, I stumble upon this gem of a track – “Midnight Junkie”, by Brooklyn five-piece Baked – and it all clicks. The track is a magnificent howl, with a glowing melody at its heart that leaves you seeing spots and a guitar shred at around 2 minutes like they don’t make much of anymore, all held tenuously earthbound by a dolorous, Jim Reid-esque croon. It’s the perfect aural accompaniment to the arboreal bowing and scraping taking place outside under the watchful glare of an ever nearing fireball.
“Midnight Junkie” is taken from Baked’s latest long-player, Farnham, which was released last week on Exploding in Sound and which I can’t wait to dig further into. If you’re headed to SXSW, you can catch Baked at the Exploding in Sound showcase March 16 at The Velveeta Room. Follow Baked on fbook bandcamp and the twitt.