New Barons in the Attic video, cover

By Patrick Dodson

Albany’s favorite not-so-serious college rock band has been getting more serious lately thanks to a killer new album and a new music video where bassist Dan Maddalone gets hit around so hard he gets a nosebleed. Who wouldn’t like that? “Julia” is off their new album Turn It Off & Take Out the Battery, which was recorded, mixed and mastered by Frank Moscowitz at Black Dog Studios in nearby Waterford, NY, and released on B3nson Records. The song features Jen from The Parlor (formally We Are Jeneric) and the video is shot by Mike Matthews.

Bonus: stream an exclusive Baron’s cover of fellow local band Sgt. Dunbar’s “Upon Awakening” below:


  • Patrick’s work has been published internationally, including on the front pages of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. After a 10-year career in journalism and marketing, he is now pursuing a graduate degree in public administration. He founded Albany Proper in 2012.