Charly Bliss on Barsuk . . . ·07 Feb 2017·
Barsuk is excited to announce a new member of the Barsuk family: NYC's Charly Bliss is responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover. The ten tracks that make up Guppy, the band's sparking full-length debut, show them embracing all of their strengths a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. Pre-order bundles available now in the Barsuk shop.
RIP Say Hi 2002-2017 . . . ·06 Feb 2017·
Say Hi says "Goodbye", but leaves us with the sweetest of gifts: a chance to own the first four Say Hi to Your Mom records on vinyl. Details here.
David Bazan announces new album . . . ·06 Feb 2017·
David Bazan has recorded his 4th full-length, Care, which he'll be self-releasing March 7th. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bazan with Richard Swift. Pre-order direct from Undertow.
You must watch this video from David Bazan . . . ·11 Nov 2016·
David Bazan has never appeared in a video before, but award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder has made this absolutely stunning video for Bazan. We encourage you to watch it.
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Barsuk Releases "SAD!" Compilation for the ACLU . . . ·20 Jan 2017·
Today Barsuk Records released "SAD! (A Barsuk Compilation for the ACLU)," a collection of previously unreleased tracks by Barsuk artists covering other Barsuk artists. Available only on Bandcamp, 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, which works in the nation's courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve individual working rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
"After the election, our staff felt compelled to speak out in defense of the civil liberties of all Americans," says Grant McCallum of Barsuk Records. "Helping support the crucial work of the ACLU by releasing these new tracks felt like one way we could make a statement and help, and the artists involved were all excited to donate their work."
To download the album, visit this page.
Small Feet share "Liar Behind The Sun" video, announce new EP . . . ·17 Nov 2016·
Today Brooklyn Vegan premiered the new single from Small Feet entitled, "Liar Behind The Sun" which will be on their new digital-only EP Dreaming The Dream.
Watch the video here.
Small Feet's debut album, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean, received rave reviews and the band toured both Europe and the United States. While working on their follow-up (to be released in early 2017) the band revisited a few unfinished gems from the From Far Enough Away... sessions to bring us the Dreaming The Dream EP.
Like Jason Molina, Simon Stålhamre has a voice that can swim out of a sinking heart. His emotional subtlety calls upon the dry humour of Bill Callahan, and there's a buoyancy to his language that floats his warm tenor, while at the same time allowing him to echo Daniel Johnston's inspired innocence. Tracks like the opener "Hymn", which comes in at barely over a minute, show Stålhamre's ability to state a simple beautiful truth with stunning minimalism. While "A Winter Coat On Bare Bones" could have very well been a recently discovered Neil Young outtake from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
The Long Winters release "Make America Great Again" for 30 Days, 30 Songs . . . ·03 Nov 2016·
Today, Barsuk is ecstatic to announce the release of "Make America Great Again", the first new song by John Roderick of The Long Winters in nearly a decade. "Make America Great Again" is part of 30 Days, 30 Songs, an independent project in support of defeating this year's Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you 2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist, which has already seen contributions from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Aimee Mann, El Vy and more.
Listen to The Long Winters "Make America Great Again" here.
"While there are a lot of songs that express elements of what makes Donald Trump so appealing to his followers, like 'Desperado' by the Eagles, 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' by Trace Adkins and 'White Rider' by Skrewdriver, there's never been a song that put everything together under one roof," says Roderick. "'Make America Great Again' is a folk song, because it's from the Volk, the people. If I can help condense all the feelings and issues that inspire Trump voters into a song, and then play that song for the world, well then I will have done my part."
All songs will be posted on 30days30songs.com as well as via Spotify playlists.
Nada Surf's "Peaceful Ghosts" out today! . . . ·28 Oct 2016·
Nada Surf visiting hits from new directions and enhancing the innate beauty of tracks like 'Blonde On Blonde' and 'Inside Of Love' - The Line Of Best Fit
Today we're thrilled to release Nada Surf's new live album, Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg! The album was recorded this summer with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra in collaboration with the Austrian national radio station FM4. The result is a beautiful recording, collected from two live performances in Vienna, Austria and Potsdam, Germany early this summer. It covers Nada Surf classics like the delicate melancholy of "Blonde On Blonde" to showcasing new favorites from their critically-acclaimed studio album, You Know Who You Are, including "Rushing" and "Out Of The Dark". Last week, Peaceful Ghosts was streamed in its entirety along with a feature on Nada Surf front man, Matthew Caws at the Wall Street Journal, check it out here.
Watch the video for "Out Of The Dark (live)" to see pictures from the performances this summer here.
The LP version is limited to 1000 copies in the US and pre-orders are going fast this pressing will not last long!
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16 Mar RENO, NV
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25 Feb HONOLULU, HI
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CD / LP / CASSETTE · OUT 21 APR 2017
“Liar Behind The Sun”
CD / DIGITAL
“Out Of The Dark”
CD / LP / DIGITAL
CD / LP / DIGITAL / CASSETTE
“Trouble With Boys”
CD / LP / DIGITAL