Cymbals Eat Guitars streams "LOSE" on NPR First Listen11 Aug 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars are excited to premiere their highly anticipated new album LOSE via NPR First Listen. LOSE will be released August 26th …  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars are excited to premiere their highly anticipated new album LOSE via NPR First Listen. LOSE will be released August 26th — Cymbals Eat Guitars will be hitting the road with Bob Mould in support of the album (tour dates here). ·read less·

Cymbals Eat Guitars premieres "Warning", announces tour with Bob Mould29 Jul 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars premiered "Warning", the latest track off their forthcoming album LOSE, at Pitchfork today. The highly anticipated …  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars premiered "Warning", the latest track off their forthcoming album LOSE, at Pitchfork today. The highly anticipated LOSE will be released August 26th.

Cymbals Eat Guitars will be hitting the road with Bob Mould — tour dates are listed here. The band’s exclusive pre-order is currently live via their website cymbalseatguitars.com. ·read less·

Cymbals Eat Guitars premieres "Chambers" on Stereogum26 Jun 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars premiered the latest track off their forthcoming album LOSE at Stereogum today, who said, "LOSE feels like a culmination …  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars premiered the latest track off their forthcoming album LOSE at Stereogum today, who said, "LOSE feels like a culmination of everything yet accomplished by Cymbals Eat Guitars, the moment where everything is being expressed and revealed. It's immensely brave, and more than anything, it sounds like a beginning." This follows the release of "Jackson", which premiered last month at Pitchfork and has been met with jaw-dropping excitement and increased the anticipation for LOSE, out August 26th.

Cymbals Eat Guitars are also excited to announce that they'll be hitting the road with Bob Mould — tour dates can be found here.

Finally, the band has unveiled the pre-order for LOSE via their website cymbalseatguitars.com, where fans can purchase deluxe packages from the band including an exclusive t-shirt, lyric book, and exclusive guitar pedals from Brian Hamilton, Cymbals Eat Guitars band member and founder of boutique guitar pedal company smallsoundbigsound.com. ·read less·

 

Chris Staples premieres "Black Tornado"31 Jul 2014

Barsuk is excited to share Chris Staples' "Black Tornado", from his upcoming album American Soft, which was featured yesterday at American Songwriter. …  ·read more·

Barsuk is excited to share Chris Staples' "Black Tornado", from his upcoming album American Soft, which was featured yesterday at American Songwriter. The third look at his upcoming Barsuk debut American Soft, Staples described inspiration for the song to American Songwriter saying, "I was on tour a few years ago and passing through a small town in southern Alabama. A huge tornado had just ripped through the area a few weeks earlier. I could clearly see the path of the tornado as it had flattened a gas station and grocery store. I stopped at a deli to get some lunch, and the cashier was telling me about it. She said the sky was super black and ominous, and she watched the "sky roll up". That's where I got the idea for the sky being rolled up like an oriental rug, which I thought was visual and kind of funny. I thought it would be fun to personify a weather event, and imagine it being a person that you dread coming to town."

NPR's All Songs Considered raved about the first single, "Dark Side of the Moon", earlier this summer and The Onion's AV Club described the next peek at American Soft, "Hold Onto Something", as "an intimate but sonically lush cut". ·read less·

Chris Staples premieres "Hold Onto Something" at the Onion AV Club15 Jul 2014

Chris Staples has premiered "Hold Onto Something", from his upcoming Barsuk debut American Soft, at The Onion AV Club. The second …  ·read more·

Chris Staples has premiered "Hold Onto Something", from his upcoming Barsuk debut American Soft, at The Onion AV Club. The second single from American Soft, AV Club called the track "an intimate but sonically lush cut...", which you can listen to here. NPR's All Songs Considered raved about the first single, "Dark Side of the Moon", earlier this month. ·read less·

 

Sunset Valley releases career retrospective01 Jul 2014

Sunset Valley is excited to release Tropic of Candycorn, a five volume low-priced career retrospective, today via Barsuk. In celebration …  ·read more·

Sunset Valley is excited to release Tropic of Candycorn, a five volume low-priced career retrospective, today via Barsuk. In celebration of the release, the band premiered a video for the previously unreleased track "Smallest Man" at the Portland alternative weekly Willamette Week this morning, and will be playing Portland's Bunk Bar tomorrow, July 2nd.

While the cult status of Sunset Valley has grown over the years, the band's catalog has sadly been mostly unavailable digitally and generally out-of-print physically for years. To remedy this crime against indie rock, Barsuk is proud to release Tropic of Candycorn, a five-volume digital anthology (available for the insanely low price of $14.99) that includes the band's entire catalog — The New Speed (1997), Boyscout Superhero (1998), Icepond (2001) and Goldbank 78 Stack (2003) — as well as a volume of unreleased tracks, various singles and compilation tracks. ·read less·

recent videos

Smallest Man (from Tropic Of Candycorn)

Sunset Valley

“Smallest Man”
from Tropic Of Candycorn

Neon Fists (from Cosmos)

Yellow Ostrich

“Neon Fists”
from Cosmos

Waiting For You (from Get There)

Minor Alps

“Waiting For You”
from Get There

on tour

David Bazanmore shows
10 Oct SACRAMENTO, CA

Cymbals Eat Guitarsmore shows
22 Aug ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY

Death Cab for Cutiemore shows
30 Aug CALGARY, CANADA

Maps & Atlasesmore shows
30 Aug TOLEDO, OH

Menomenamore shows
23 Aug SNOQUALMIE, WA

Nada Surfmore shows
24 Aug WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND

Phantogrammore shows
23 Aug MONTEREY, CA

current releases

bark147: Cymbals Eat Guitars / Lose

Cymbals Eat Guitars
LOSE

CD / LP   ·  OUT 26 AUG 2014

bark148: Chris Staples / American Soft

Chris Staples
American Soft

CD / LP / DIGITAL   ·  OUT 12 AUG 2014

“Dark Side Of The Moon”

bark145: Sunset Valley / Tropic Of Candycorn

Sunset Valley
Tropic Of Candycorn

DIGITAL

bark146: Say Hi / Endless Wonder

Say Hi
Endless Wonder

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Such A Drag”

bark141: The American Analog Set / Know By Heart

The American Analog Set
Know By Heart

LP

“Amish Rake Fight”

bark144: Death Cab for Cutie / Live 2012 (Featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra)

Death Cab for Cutie
Live 2012 (Featuring Magik*Magik Orchestra)

2XLP