BARONS: Self-titled demo: CD

I acknowledge that this is most likely very ignorant but my first reaction was “Holy shit there’s a band from Delaware!” Sorry, but to the best of my knowledge I’ve never heard of such a thing. But what the fuck do I know? Up until this year, I was convinced New England was a state. Now that’s ig’nant! Barons are rocking a very strange line between bar punk, big rock (Hellacopters, etc.), and garage rock. I don’t know why, but they’re not getting an instant thumbs-down from me. There’s something here that’s a lot more than I expected from a band whose songs are about drinking and haunted trailers. You wouldn’t be totally bummed if you walked in to a bar and these guys were playing. Something tells me some dude with a big goatee would grab you and throw you in to the pit and before you realize what’s going on your fist would be in the air. Careful though, the floor’s wet.

 –Steve Stephenson (Neck)