On August 19th, Exploding In Sound—the off-kilter rock label that has released projects from bands like Krill and Porches—will put out the new full-length from Brooklyn five-piece Baked. It's called Debt, and album cut "Codec" has traces of warm, old-school psych delirium. There's a cloudy-eyed, slacker edge to its production (I mean, the band's Facebook URL is We-Are-Baked), but it's also a very melodically sharp and compositionally sound piece of rock music. "I wrote Codec in 2010 while I was living in an apartment in Rye, NY," says guitar player and vocalist RJ Gordon over e-mail. "The lyrics are about the peaks and troughs of interpersonal relationships and the excitement and terror of life in flux." Listen to it below, and catch Baked's Debt release show at Shea Stadium in Brooklyn on August 22nd; that lineup also includes Porches and Celestial Shore.
Stream: Baked, "Codec"