Chris Staples


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Cheap Shades

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American Soft

“Dark Side Of The Moon”


There are no casual Chris Staples fans. The man inspires devotion. The turnaround from casual listener to evangelist is nearly instantaneous. Play his music during a road trip with friends and inevitably someone will ask, "Who is this?" And a lifelong fan is born. Such is the unaffected power of these songs, of this voice. Chris Staples fandom is rewarding and lasting (despite his understated approach to promoting his own work, which — as it should be with all artists — seems secondary to the effort he puts into the making of it). We follow where he leads, and our numbers are growing.

Chris Staples announces brand new EP, US tour 09 Jul 2015

Chris Staples is excited to announce that he will be releasing a new EP, Cheap Shades, on July 24th. Cheap Shades is a follow up to his widely acclaimed Barsuk debut American Soft. Staples will kick off a nationwide tour in support of the new release in San Francisco on July 27th.