The Baudelaires - Parasol
  • RELEASE DATE /17 June 2022
  • LABEL /Cheersquad Records & Tapes
  • FORMAT /digital single
The Baudelaires


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Melbourne-based psych outfit The Baudelaires are set to release their sophomore album TiLT on Friday, September 2, 2022. Recorded in Venice, Italy and in their hometown of Melbourne, TiLT is set to be released through Cheersquad in Australia/New Zealand, Kozmik Artifactz in Europe and Little Cloud Records in the US.

The first single from TiLT, “Parasol”, is out today, with an accompanying clip created by Paulina Marron and John Pierre Dominique.

Baudelaires’ frontman Grischa Zahren-Bergner had this to say about the song and the video:

“We wrote this song after having a very special night and day in a little Belgium town called Leffinge. After a show in the town, the night extended around the spinning roulette table in Ostend, where we rode on the coattails of a gambling addict with a never ending enthusiasm for a good time in a lucky break. The next day shone with a contrast, where we were invited to a local family’s bucolic village home, where they hosted us to a vibrant lunch spread in their lush Flemish garden.”

Following on from their acclaimed debut album Musk Hill (which followed the EP “Be a Baudelaire”), the band, which takes its name from the decadent 19th century poet Charles Baudelaire, embarked on two European tours sharing the stage with psych rock heavyweights Dungen, Wand, Frankie and the Witch Fingers and The Zombies on festival bills such as GetMad! Festival in Madrid and Mayday Mumbo Festival in Barcelona.

Before the world shut down, The Baudelaires were invited to both Sydney and Melbourne Psych Festivals and toured the east coast of Australia with Italian legends New Candys, as well as playing two very special regional Victoria shows with New York’s Mystery Lights.

The Baudelaires hypnotic contact high psych-rock sounds combine rich analog fuzz and reverb drenched licks with an occasional single-minded motorik drive. The group has been compared to other modern-day dandies like the Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, The Black Angels and Thee Oh Sees as well as earlier custodians like Spaceman 3 and The Jesus and Mary Chain,  and originators like Texan psych pioneers The Thirteenth Floor Elevators and The Red Crayola and the trance-inducing whips and furs clamour of Plastic Exploding Inevitable-era Velvet Underground and like-minded ‘60s New York radical minimalists The Godz.

The Baudelaires are:
Grischa Zahren-Bergner
Ben Reid
Blair Wittstadt
Ryan Wittstadt