slinking and sinister single "Faster, Harder" starts out slow, and by the title you may be able to guess where it goes from there. The video looks like its right out of the 60s Velvet Underground scene from which the San Francisco band derives a lot of its musical influence. The new music video for the song is a cautionary tale: It's usually not a very good sign for your relationship if your significant other is toying with a switchblade, and if you're not careful with that you can get into a pretty unsavory threesome. So look out for that, unless you're into those kinds of things. Which is fine, no judgements here.
Royal Baths began touring before the album was released, opening for bands including Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall, Fresh & Onlys and Wild Flag. Coincidentally, Baer had previously been a member of both Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall. The band went on their first headlining tour after that, finding inspiration along the way to write a second full-length record. This would eventually be completed in a studio on higher quality 2? analog tape, and the recording process declared over their bank accounts were drained. Although the band developed amidst the encouragement of friends in San Franciscos garage scene, they felt stifled by comparisons to a movement that didn't suit their sound, and decided a cross country move to New York City was in order. Royal Baths recently signed to Kanine Records, who will be releasing their sophomore album in 2012.