On their self-titled debut cassette, Baked tend to bury their tight pop hooks under vapor trails of reverb and deliver them with a general sense of apathy. The songs are cloaked in a dense, hazed atmosphere and often feel as if they’re echoing from another room, or another time. On the new, reissue-only track, “Wolf,” elastic and crunching guitars guide the song into it’s inevitable oblivion. Elsewhere, on the album’s ambling centerpiece, “8er,” lead singer RJ Gordon anchors everything with a freeform spoken word, while instruments simply float in and out before eventually chiming and bowing out . Baked’s five track introduction is a joyful cacophony, brilliantly varied in its tones and mood. Forged Artifacts is proud to give the collection a proper home both digitally and on limited edition chrome tape.
*The band released the debut LP Debt on one of our favorite labels, Exploding in Sound. Check that out: HERE