Chris Staples


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Golden Age

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Cheap Shades

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 new album "Golden Age" out 8/19 15 Jun 2016

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.

upcoming shows

30 Aug

SEATTLE, WA · Steamship Virginia V
Record Release Show, 21+

31 Aug

SPOKANE, WA · Bartlett

1 Sep

BOISE, ID · Neurolux

2 Sep

PROVO, UT · Velour

3 Sep

DENVER, CO · Hi-Dive

6 Sep


7 Sep

MINNEAPOLIS, MN · 7th Street Entry

8 Sep

CHICAGO, IL · Schubas

9 Sep

LANSING, MI · Mac's Bar

10 Sep