Ra Ra Riot reveal "Foreign Lovers" via Interview Magazine09 Feb 2016

Ra Ra Riot — whose new album Need Your Light is due out February 19 — are happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers" premiered …  ·read more·

Ra Ra Riot — whose new album Need Your Light is due out February 19 — are happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers" premiered at Interview Magazine, and you can read what Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles had to say about the single in his Q&A with the magazine here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot Ring In 2016 By Sharing "Absolutely"04 Jan 2016

To celebrate the clock ticking over to 2016, Ra Ra Riot have revealed "Absolutely," a new track off their forthcoming album …  ·read more·

To celebrate the clock ticking over to 2016, Ra Ra Riot have revealed "Absolutely," a new track off their forthcoming album Need Your Light (out February 19).

The band shared the song — which Stereogum labeled "ebullient" and Consequence of Sound called "a synth pop whirlwind of a new single" on January 1 via a "New Year's Resolutions" playlist on Spotify. Ra Ra Riot are encouraging their fans to create their own New Year's playlist on Spotify with hashtag #YearOfAbsolutely. In turn the band will incorporate tracks from those playlists onto their own.

Watch the "Absolutely" lyric video here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot reveals video for "Water"11 Dec 2015

Ra Ra Riot is excited to reveal the video for "Water," from the recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light out February 19, …  ·read more·

Ra Ra Riot is excited to reveal the video for "Water," from the recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light out February 19, 2016. "Water" premiered last month to rave reviews. The single was quickly picked up by many press outlets including NME, which named it one of its Best New Tracks. Vampire Weekend's Rostam conceived of the video and co-directed it with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).

"It was shot anamorphic in one day in Joshua Tree and L.A.," says lead-singer Wes Miles. "The concept came from Rostam, co-writer and producer of the song. We actually started talking about this video as we were still imagining and writing the story in the song. The concept of a weary hitchhiker coming out of the desert toward Los Angeles informed the final lyrics, so it really feels like an extension of the song."

The video, which premiered on Ra Ra Riot's Tumblr via VEVO, can be watched here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot announces tour dates09 Dec 2015

Ra Ra Riot is going on tour! Get select pre-sale tickets now, general sale on Friday. More info at rarariot.com. Their new upcoming album, Need Your Light is available for pre-order and comes out February 19th.

Ra Ra Riot is going on tour! Get select pre-sale tickets now, general sale on Friday. More info at rarariot.com. Their new upcoming album, Need Your Light is available for pre-order and comes out February 19th.

 

Nada Surf releases first video from new record09 Feb 2016

Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today. Watch it here.

Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today. Watch it here.

Nada Surf announces new record02 Dec 2015

Nada Surf has announced the release of its new album, You Know Who You Are, out March 4, 2016. The band's eighth record and fifth for Barsuk, …  ·read more·

Nada Surf has announced the release of its new album, You Know Who You Are, out March 4, 2016. The band's eighth record and fifth for Barsuk, it was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ. The album marks the band's first as an official quartet with the core unit — singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot — joined by Doug Gillard on guitar.

The first song from the new collection, "Believe You're Mine," is available to hear now. ·read less·

 

Laura Gibson announces new album20 Jan 2016

Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1. Today she reveals a track, "The …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1. Today she reveals a track, "The Cause", which features show-stopping string arrangements and kitchen-sink percussion. "The Cause" premiered via NPR. ·read less·

recent videos

Water (from Need Your Light)

Ra Ra Riot

“Water”
from Need Your Light

Say You Will (from Pathology)

Trails and Ways

“Say You Will”
from Pathology

How Do You Make Love Stop? (from Untitled (Five Tears))

Babes

“How Do You Make Love Stop?”
from Untitled (Five Tears)

on tour

David Bazanmore shows
10 Feb KANSAS CITY, MO

Death Cab for Cutiemore shows
20 Feb WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

Laura Gibsonmore shows
16 Mar PITTSBURGH, PA

Hiboumore shows
4 Mar VANCOUVER, CANADA

Nada Surfmore shows
7 Mar NEW YORK, NY

Ra Ra Riotmore shows
16 Feb NEW YORK, NY

Rocky Votolatomore shows
10 Feb HAMBURG, GERMANY

current releases

bark162: Laura Gibson / Empire Builder

Laura Gibson
Empire Builder

CD / LP   ·  OUT 01 APR 2016

bark161: Nada Surf / You Know Who You Are

Nada Surf
You Know Who You Are

CD / LP   ·  OUT 04 MAR 2016

bark160: Ra Ra Riot / Need Your Light

Ra Ra Riot
Need Your Light

CD / LP   ·  OUT 19 FEB 2016

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”

bark153: Small Feet / From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean

Small Feet
From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“All And Everyone”

bark159: Chris Staples / Cheap Shades

Chris Staples
Cheap Shades

DIGITAL