Rocky Votolato's "Makers" gets 10th Anniversary vinyl19 Aug 2016

Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers is released today with updated artwork, remastered audio, and 180-gram vinyl for the first time. Be sure to catch Rocky on his Makers 10th Anniversary Tour starting August 31st in Spokane WA, with special guest Chris Staples.

Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers is released today with updated artwork, remastered audio, and 180-gram vinyl for the first time. Be sure to catch Rocky on his Makers 10th Anniversary Tour starting August 31st in Spokane WA, with special guest Chris Staples.

Rocky Votolato's critically lauded "Makers" on 180-gram vinyl for first time07 Jun 2016

Barsuk is proud to reissue Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers on August 19th. This 10th Anniversary reissue marks the first time Barsuk has released the album on LP format, and the first time it's been pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl with a newly designed gatefold sleeve. In celebration of the anniversary, Votolato is announcing a nationwide tour in which he'll play Makers in its entirety.

Barsuk is proud to reissue Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers on August 19th. This 10th Anniversary reissue marks the first time Barsuk has released the album on LP format, and the first time it's been pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl with a newly designed gatefold sleeve. In celebration of the anniversary, Votolato is announcing a nationwide tour in which he'll play Makers in its entirety.

 

Video premiere: Chris Staples "Golden Age"09 Aug 2016

Check out Chris Staples' new medieval-themed video for the title track off of his upcoming record, Golden Age on American Songwriter Magazine! Pre-order the album now, and catch him on tour with Rocky Votolato starting August 31.

Check out Chris Staples' new medieval-themed video for the title track off of his upcoming record, Golden Age on American Songwriter Magazine! Pre-order the album now, and catch him on tour with Rocky Votolato starting August 31.

Chris Staples announces new album "Golden Age" out 8/1915 Jun 2016

Barsuk is excited to announce the forthcoming album from Chris Staples, Golden Age, out August 19. NPR premiered the first single, …  ·read more·

Barsuk is excited to announce the forthcoming album from Chris Staples, Golden Age, out August 19. NPR premiered the first single, "Relatively Permanent" on All Songs Considered — listen to the track here.

Catch Staples on tour this fall with Rocky Votolato. ·read less·

 

New Phantogram tracks and video released for upcoming album04 Aug 2016

We're excited about Phantogram's upcoming album, Three, due for release this fall. "It's a lot more fucking boombastic and heavy," Sarah Barthel said of …  ·read more·

We're excited about Phantogram's upcoming album, Three, due for release this fall. "It's a lot more fucking boombastic and heavy," Sarah Barthel said of the album. "I think the record, to us, is about heartbreak. We've kind of had a tough year, so a lot of inspiration and drive came from our own experiences."

Watch the video for "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" here, or listen to the just-released track "Run Run Blood" here. ·read less·

 

Ra Ra Riot share Jim Eno Session via Spotify17 Jun 2016

Today Ra Ra Riot are happy to share a Jim Eno Spotify session. The band visited Eno's Public Hi-Fi Studio when they were in Austin, …  ·read more·

Today Ra Ra Riot are happy to share a Jim Eno Spotify session. The band visited Eno's Public Hi-Fi Studio when they were in Austin, TX this past March and recorded their current single "Water" as well as "Absolutely" and "Foreign Lovers." Spotify notes, "The session was a flurry of keys, harmonies and strings. We might have even given 'Water' a pretty major facelift courtesy of a Moog synth." You can listen to the Jim Eno Spotify Session here.

Ra Ra Riot are playing select festivals this summer including a stop at Outside Lands in San Francisco before hitting the road with Young The Giant on their upcoming Fall tour. The two bands kick off the dates September 6 at Cleveland's House Of Blues and conclude with a two night stand on October 27 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Along the way, the tour hits New York City for a show at Radio City Music Hall on September 17 and Los Angeles' Greek Theater on October 21. ·read less·

 

David Bazan's "Teardrops" premieres at KEXP05 May 2016

"Bazan is one of those rare birds with a consistently impressive almost 20-year career, during which he seems to have made …  ·read more·

"Bazan is one of those rare birds with a consistently impressive almost 20-year career, during which he seems to have made sport of challenging himself artistically... Blanco is no exception." — Paste

Barsuk is pleased to announce that "Teardrops" from the forthcoming David Bazan record Blanco (out May 13) has premiered at indie stalwart radio station KEXP. Tune in here.

A North American tour in support of the record begins June 8th at The Bartlett in Spokane, WA. In anticipation of the forthcoming release of Blanco, Bazan has also made his Barsuk Records solo releases — Fewer Moving Parts, Curse Your Branches and Strange Negotiations — alongside singles for "Trouble With Boys", "Kept Secrets" and "Teardrops" from Blanco, available on all streaming services for the first time. ·read less·

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current releases

bark164: Chris Staples / Golden Age

Chris Staples
Golden Age

CD / LP / DIGITAL   ·  OUT 19 AUG 2016

bark163: David Bazan / Blanco

David Bazan
Blanco

CD / LP / DIGITAL / CASSETTE

“Trouble With Boys”

bark162: Laura Gibson / Empire Builder

Laura Gibson
Empire Builder

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“The Cause”

bark161: Nada Surf / You Know Who You Are

Nada Surf
You Know Who You Are

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Believe You're Mine”

bark160: Ra Ra Riot / Need Your Light

Ra Ra Riot
Need Your Light

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Water”

bark158: Babes / Five Tears

Babes
Untitled (Five Tears)

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“I've Got A Reason To Keep On Living”

bark157: Hibou / Hibou

Hibou
Hibou

CD / LP / DIGITAL / CASSETTE

“When The Season Ends”

bark156: Say Hi / Bleeders Digest

Say Hi
Bleeders Digest

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“It's A Hunger”