Announces US Tour in Support of New Album "Were It Not For You" out March 4th on Eyeball Records!
"Effortlessly romantic and sexy" - Alternative Press
"A musical purgatory between New Order and Nine Inch Nails" - Guitar Player
If someone asked you to describe what truly represents today’s modern rock movement, what would you say? If you had to pick one album that encompasses all that makes music so personally exciting and inspirational, which would you pick?
In today’s current musical landscape, many bands attempt to create their take on a straight-ahead, definitive rock album, but few bands, if any, pull this off quite like Columbia, South Carolina’s BAUMER.
Formed in 2004, the four members of BAUMER, and their home-base Eyeball Records, could quite possibly be preparing the release of what may go down as one of the most powerful and truly epic albums of our generation. Drawing influences from bands like New Order, Nine Inch Nails, or The Cars, BAUMER take the sound of electronic power rock to the next level, representing, much like the aforementioned bands, a future of music we have not yet seen. Most closely and often compared to today’s contemporaries Muse or The Faint, BAUMER creates an album so amazingly slick and balls-to-the-wall, accompanied by their dizzying array of time signatures, it is almost impossible to deny the sheer brilliance of the band’s latest “Were It Not For You.”
Much like the band’s 2005 album, “Come On, Feel It,” “Were It Not For You” is the soundtrack to a late night dance party that ends in a passionate love affair with the girl across the room. Standout ballads like “In Your Stead,” will blow your speakers and your mind, and will unquestionably remain stuck in your brain for the rest of your life, “Hard Drug,” which sounds like what The Smiths would produce if they wanted to rock out, is a swirling and spiraling, gorgeous track that will likely end up on many best songs of ’08 lists, “On Our Way,” which should be the soundtrack to all those kick-ass days when you feel at the top of your game, and “Lucky Strike,” a monstrous rock track that proclaims “Love, you say it calms your nerves, love, stills your hand as it burns, you say it’s cool and keeps you thin, this one’s done, light one up again” will give any listener the chills and is oozing with sexual innuendos.
Bottom Line: BAUMER rocks with an unbridled ferocity that sounds like the band must have twenty members exuding this monstrous and unmatched supremacy. Introducing the future of music, and your new favorite band.
Nate Boykin (vocals, keyboards)
Kenny McWilliams (guitar, programming)
Chad Rochester (bass, keyboards)
Josh Kean (drums)
Stream the entire album HERE!
Tracklist for "Were It Not For You"
01. In Your Stead
02. Make Way For The King
03. Hard Drug
04. Sidewalk Stopping
05. On Our Way
06. Money Tornado
07. Lucky Strike
08. Don't Panic
09. The Belmont Curse
10. At World's End
11. Were It Not For You
Jan 18 2008 New Brookland Tavern w/AllGetOut W. Columbia, South Carolina
Jan 19 2008 The Evening Muse w/ Finnegan Bell & AllGetOut Charlotte, North Carolina
Jan 20 2008 Village Tavern w/AllGetOut Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Jan 23 2008 The Sound Garden w/AllGetOut Mrytle Beach
Jan 24 2008 The Masquerade w/The Taxi & AllGetOut Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 7 2008 PC College Clinton, South Carolina
Feb 9 2008 Greene Street Club w/the War Greensboro, North Carolina
Feb 15 2008 Tremont Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb 20 2008 Maxwell’s w/The Gay Blades Hoboken, New Jersey
Feb 21 2008 Penn Monster Factory w/The Gay Blades East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 2008 Cousin Larry’s w/The Gay Blades Danbury, Connecticut
Feb 23 2008 York Little Theater York, Pennsylvania
Feb 27 2008 James Madison University w/The Noises 10 Harrisonberg, Virginia
Feb 28 2008 The Stadium w/The Noises Ten Oxford, Ohio
Mar 1 2008 202 Market w/The Noises 10 Roanoke, Virginia
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