Bailiff Releases New LP 'Remise' Today

Bailiff's debut full-length, 2011's Red Balloon, blew the band's blues-rock-rooted sound wide open.

Elements of Indian raga, new wave reggae, art funk, and Native American chant nestled themselves into perfect pop constructions replete with head-nodding grooves and radio-ready hooks.

WXRT's Richard Milne described the album's ten tracks as "the strongest collection of songs I've heard out a Chicago band this year." Red Balloon helped Bailiff land their first national tours and begin building a dedicated fan base outside of their hometown.

A testament to their diverse musical influences, the band found themselves invited to open for acts as distinct as The Lumineers, Nada Surf, Dinosaur Jr, Dawes, and Jeff the Brotherhood.

After years of collaborating with a rotating cast of supporting sidemen, in 2012 Mathew and Siegel recruited NYC transplant and multi-instrumentalist Owen O'Malley to the official roster. Fast forward through eight months of songwriting boot camp (with mentors Dan Smart and Jon Alvin) and a $16k-raising Kickstarter campaign, Bailiff kicked off production on their second LP - entitled 'Remise' - in April of 2013.

Bunkered in a sub-suburban studio with engineering wunderkind Beau Sorenson (Death Cab for Cutie, Superchunk, Bob Mould), the band spent two weeks forging their most eclectic work to date.

'Remise' is imbued with flourishes of West African blues, Celtic folk, and jagged electro-pop, while reaffirming Bailiff's knack for writing a durable hook.

'Remise' will be released on April 22nd.