Hear the Baptist Generals' Intricately Emotional 'Broken Glass'

'Jackleg Devotional to the Heart' lands May 21 on Sub Pop

The Baptist Generals / Photo by Peter Salisbury
The Baptist Generals / Photo by Peter Salisbury
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

In 2003, the Baptist Generals released their debut album, No Silver/No Gold, on Sub Pop. The Denton, Texas-based band returns with its sophomore album, Jackleg Devotional to the Heart, on May 21, again via Sub Pop (pre-order here). For those who've been eagerly awaiting a follow-up, the new record is a major event, and advance track "Broken Glass" extends that feeling of giddy anticipation. The song begins with ambiance-seared, clockwork-like repetitions, before songwriter Chris Flemmons' everyman voice comes in, opening up about "false starts" just as the song opens up into a stirring, folk-scuffed celebration of brokenness. The Mountain Goats' John Darnielle has called the album "deeply moving," and the two bands will be touring together. Listen to previously shared Jackleg track "Dog That Bit You" here and check out "Broken Glass" exclusively below.

Baptist Generals tour dates:

May 21 - Dallas, TX @ Good Records (in-store)
June 1 - Denton, TX @ Dan's Silverleaf
June 3 - Washington DC @ 9:30 Club*
June 4 - York, PA @ Strand Capitol Performing Arts*
June 5 - Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell's*
June 7 - New Haven, CT @ Center Church on the Green*
June 8 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall*
June 9 - South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom*
June 11 - Munhall, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead*
June 12 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre*
June 14 - Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Ballroom*
June 15 - Bloomington, IN @ Buskirk Chumley Theatre*
June 16 - Evanston, IL @ Space*
June 17 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall*
June 19 - Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar*
June 20 - St. Louis, MO @ Old Rock House*
June 22 - Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree*
June 23 - Gainesville, FL @ High Dive*
June 24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room*
June 26 - Charleston, SC @ The Charleston Pourhouse*
June 27 - West Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern*
June 28 - Wilmington, NC @ The Soapbox Laundrolounge*
July 13 - Seattle, WA @ Sub Pop's Silver Jubilee Festival

* = w/ Mountain Goats

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