Trails and Ways premieres "Skeletons" on Earmilk21 May 2015

Earmilk has premiered the video for "Skeletons" from the upcoming Trails and Ways release Pathology. The video features the dancing …  ·read more·

Earmilk has premiered the video for "Skeletons" from the upcoming Trails and Ways release Pathology. The video features the dancing of Arthur Cadre, finalist in the most recent France's Got Talent from France, whose contortionist-influenced style is a perfect match for the music. Dance along right here.

Pathology, the debut full length record from Oakland, CA's Trails and Ways, will be released on June 2nd. A US tour in support of the album begins June 5th at The Independent in San Francisco, CA. ·read less·

New track from Trails and Ways27 Apr 2015

Trails and Ways has premiered the second great single from their upcoming album Pathology, out June 2nd. From PopMatters, "'Say You Will' is a refreshingly funky jam that melds danceable grooves to ethereal vocal harmonies."

Pre-order the album here. Upcoming tour dates w/Waterstrider can be found here.…  ·read more·

Trails and Ways has premiered the second great single from their upcoming album Pathology, out June 2nd. From PopMatters, "'Say You Will' is a refreshingly funky jam that melds danceable grooves to ethereal vocal harmonies."

Pre-order the album here. Upcoming tour dates w/Waterstrider can be found here. ·read less·

 

Mates of State debuts "Beautiful Kids" on Stereogum20 May 2015

Mates of State has debuted "Beautiful Kids", the second song off the upcoming release You're Going To Make It, at Stereogum. Pitchfork announced earlier …  ·read more·

Mates of State has debuted "Beautiful Kids", the second song off the upcoming release You're Going To Make It, at Stereogum. Pitchfork announced earlier this spring that You're Going To Make It will be available in North America on Barsuk Records June 16th and in Europe on Fierce Panda June 15th. The duo unveiled "Staring Contest", the first single off of You're Going To Make It, at a few weeks ago at NPR.

"'Staring Contest' practically bursts with the giddy excitement of new love." - NPR

"'Staring Contest' is about young love, the kind that surfaces in an instant and is probably extinguished three weeks later once it’s no longer worthy gossip material and everyone involved is over it." - Stereogum ·read less·

First single from Mates of State release27 Apr 2015

NPR Music debuted "Staring Contest", the first single off of Mates of State's upcoming release You're Going To Make It.

"'Staring Contest' practically bursts with the giddy excitement of new love." — NPR

Catch the band on tour this spring and summer!…  ·read more·

NPR Music debuted "Staring Contest", the first single off of Mates of State's upcoming release You're Going To Make It.

"'Staring Contest' practically bursts with the giddy excitement of new love." — NPR

Catch the band on tour this spring and summer! ·read less·

 

Small Feet premieres video14 May 2015

Small Feet is excited to premiere the video for "Rivers (Original)" at KEXP, who said the stunning video captured "the chilling mood of the …  ·read more·

Small Feet is excited to premiere the video for "Rivers (Original)" at KEXP, who said the stunning video captured "the chilling mood of the song brilliantly.. Small Feet's gentle guitar picking paired with ethereal sound textures that frame Stâlhamre's slightly reverberating voice is countered by the stark, striking visuals of a man running in reverse, consumed by fire".

The Swedish band, who premiered the "Rivers (Original)" single with the excellent non-album b-side "One At The Helm" on Consequence of Sound last week, will release their debut album From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean August 7th. ·read less·

Small Feet debuts two tracks30 Apr 2015

Small Feet has unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming Barsuk debut, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean. In celebration, the band premiered …  ·read more·

Small Feet has unveiled the cover art and tracklisting for their upcoming Barsuk debut, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean. In celebration, the band premiered two tracks at Consequence of Sound: "Rivers (Original)" and "One At The Helm". The album is out August 7th. ·read less·

 

Chris Staples video + tour16 Apr 2015

Watch the new Chris Staples video for Dark Side Of The Moon on NPR Music now! And catch him on tour with Mimicking Birds and Alyeska this May.

Watch the new Chris Staples video for Dark Side Of The Moon on NPR Music now! And catch him on tour with Mimicking Birds and Alyeska this May.

on tour

David Bazanmore shows
25 May ANN ARBOR, MI

Cymbals Eat Guitarsmore shows
24 Jun DALLAS, TX

Death Cab for Cutiemore shows
4 Jun PORTO, PORTUGAL

Hiboumore shows
6 Jun SEATTLE, WA

Maps & Atlasesmore shows
29 May DES MOINES, IA

Mates of Statemore shows
22 Jun PITTSBURGH, PA

Phantogrammore shows
29 May HUNTINGTON, NY

Trails and Waysmore shows
5 Jun SAN FRANCISCO, CA

current releases

bark155: Mates of State / You're Going To Make It

Mates of State
You're Going To Make It

CD-EP / LP   ·  OUT 16 JUN 2015

“Staring Contest”

bark154: Trails and Ways / Pathology

Trails and Ways
Pathology

CD / LP   ·  OUT 02 JUN 2015

“Skeletons”

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   ·  OUT 07 AUG 2015

bark152: Death Cab for Cutie / Kintsugi

Death Cab for Cutie
Kintsugi

2XLP

bark149: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Why There Are Mountains

Cymbals Eat Guitars
Why There Are Mountains

LP

bark151: Nada Surf / B-Sides

Nada Surf
B-Sides

DIGITAL

bark147: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lose

Cymbals Eat Guitars
LOSE

CD / LP / CASSETTE / DIGITAL

“Warning”

bark148: Chris Staples / American Soft

Chris Staples
American Soft

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Dark Side Of The Moon”