The Baudelaires - Roller Vaseline
  • RELEASE DATE /28 July 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 second single from TiLT, “Roller Vaseline”, is out today.

Baudelaires’ frontman Grischa Zahren-Bergner had this to say about the track:
“For this song, we tried to write one that sounded like one of our favourite bands and pals, the New Candys. After our tour with them, we got a nice healthy dose of what it might take to roll as well as they do. It came out much different than we intended, especially the Hawaiian-esque bridge we wrote in inspiration of Fernando nailing his first ever surf at Bermagui beach. We were lucky enough to be able to record this one in their studio in Venice by our chief muse and stimulator Andrea ‘Fox’ Volpato at his Fox Studio home. It sounds like a song made on a Venetian diet of pizzas and aperol spritzes over the very fun days we stayed and played there.”

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