Here Is An Exclusive Stream Of Royal Baths’ New RecordBy Noisey Staff
Photo by Fatos Marishta.
Tomorrow, on Tuesday February 7, Brooklyn psych-garage powerhouse Royal Baths will release their 2nd record on Kanine. It’s called Better Luck Next Life, and we’ve got the full album streaming here—it’s a real doozy.
Royal Baths is dark. Like, really dark. They’ve got origins in San Francisco, but they’re on a different trip than their buoyant, supportive Bay Area contemporaries. This isn’t flower power emancipation—this is more like Manson’s death trip. That’s probably why they recently moved to the scummy streets of New York, far away from Dolores Park and composting and Blue Bottle Coffee. Well, they did recently open up a Blue Bottle in Williamsburg, but you get the point. The nine songs on their new record are expertly narcotized anthems, mucky downers about hate, voodoo, and psychic torture. Fun times!
If you live in Brooklyn, tomorrow night is their record release party at Death By Audio. Check it out, and check the video for “Black Sheep,” directed by Fatos Marishta, below.