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·

David Bazan's "Kept Secrets" at Stereogum27 Apr 2016

Barsuk is pleased to announce that "Kept Secrets" from the forthcoming David Bazan record Blanco (out May 13) has premiered at …  ·read more·

Barsuk is pleased to announce that "Kept Secrets" from the forthcoming David Bazan record Blanco (out May 13) has premiered at Stereogum.

"The legend of 'Kept Secrets' is that I wrote it alone on tour in a cabin in the mountains," Bazan says about the newly released track. "That also happens to be in the delta with synth sounds that I made from tightly looping shards of noise that I had originally created by feeding a thrift store mixer back into itself. Which is something I did in headphones at night in my hotel room for recreation after playing the shows night after night that spawned the problem that this song is ostensibly about, thus achieving ouroboros."

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" and "Kept Secrets" from Blanco, available on all streaming services for the first time. ·read less·

David Bazan's "Blanco" announced, track premiered at Paste30 Mar 2016

Barsuk is happy to announce that a new David Bazan full-length entitled Blanco will be released on May 13. A North American tour …  ·read more·

Barsuk is happy to announce that a new David Bazan full-length entitled Blanco will be released on May 13. A North American tour in support of the record begins June 8 at The Bartlett in Spokane, WA. In celebration, Bazan premiered "Trouble With Boys" at Paste, who said, "David 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... 'Trouble With Boys,' the first single from his upcoming release Blanco, is no exception."

"Maybe you're at a parking lot carnival at magic hour with your two best friends, and just before the first big roller coaster drop, you go under a sign that says: 'YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE,'" said Bazan of the track. "But actually, you're on tour and in a hotel room in Nashville on your night off recording a song with a tiny synthesizer you just bought and a delay pedal, and you're really proud of your new song." ·read less·

 

Laura Gibson shares video for "Not Harmless" + tour dates01 Apr 2016

Laura Gibson is happy to share the video for "Not Harmless," a track off her album Empire Builder, which is out today. "Not Harmless" …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson is happy to share the video for "Not Harmless," a track off her album Empire Builder, which is out today. "Not Harmless" premiered via Brooklyn Vegan who stated, "it's clear that her songwriting is as sharp as ever, if not even a little better."

Laura will be touring the US and Europe in support of Empire Builder and in addition to her already-announced Spring tour she has now confirmed a tour as the support for David Bazan. The dates kick off June 8 in Spokane, WA and conclude July 3 in Ottawa, ON. All tour dates are listed here. ·read less·

Laura Gibson debuts video for title track from new album08 Mar 2016

Laura Gibson will be releasing new album Empire Builder on April 1. Today she reveals the title track via a compelling video, shot herself …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson will be releasing new album Empire Builder on April 1. Today she reveals the title track via a compelling video, shot herself while traveling on the Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited Amtrak trains. The footage moves from Portland, Oregon to New York City within the span of the five-minute song, showcasing the dramatic shifts of landscapes, which interact with the song's lyrics. Edited by Kelly Lyon, it debuted on NPR who called the song, "a moving tale, emotionally and literally." ·read less·

 

Nada Surf premieres new video03 Mar 2016

Nada Surf has released a touching new video for the song "Rushing," off of their much-anticipated album You Know Who You Are which will be …  ·read more·

Nada Surf has released a touching new video for the song "Rushing," off of their much-anticipated album You Know Who You Are which will be released Friday March 4. The clip was shot in Paris and was written and directed by Emilie and Sarah Barbault and produced by Fastpod. It stars Nada Surf singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws along with Angelica Sarre and Vincent Paquot. Watch it on Stereogum now. ·read less·

Nada Surf's new album on NPR's First Listen, band to perform on late night TV25 Feb 2016

Nada Surf's new album You Know Who You Are, can now be heard in its entirety on NPR's First Listen.

The band recently released the first video from You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip for the album's first single, "Cold To See…  ·read more·

Nada Surf's new album You Know Who You Are, can now be heard in its entirety on NPR's First Listen.

The band recently released the first video from You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip for the album's first single, "Cold To See Clear," was directed by Spencer Gentz and depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately premiered by the Wall Street Journal. They will be performing "Cold To See Clear" on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, February 29. ·read less·

recent videos

Rushing (from You Know Who You Are)

Nada Surf

“Rushing”
from You Know Who You Are

Cold To See Clear (from You Know Who You Are)

Nada Surf

“Cold To See Clear”
from You Know Who You Are

Water (from Need Your Light)

Ra Ra Riot

“Water”
from Need Your Light

on tour

Babesmore shows
4 Jun LOS ANGELES, CA

David Bazanmore shows
6 May BALTIMORE, MD

Death Cab for Cutiemore shows
6 May MISSOULA, MT

Laura Gibsonmore shows
6 May VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Hiboumore shows
23 Jun BELLINGHAM, WA

Nada Surfmore shows
12 May CHICAGO, IL

Ra Ra Riotmore shows
5 Jun TORONTO, CANADA

Chris Staplesmore shows
20 May EVERETT, WA

current releases

bark163: David Bazan / Blanco

David Bazan
Blanco

CD / LP / CASSETTE   ·  OUT 13 MAY 2016

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”

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”