Death Cab for Cutie announces Live 2012 Record Store Day release08 Apr 2014

Death Cab for Cutie is excited to announce Live 2012, a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band's 2012 tour with the …  ·read more·

Death Cab for Cutie is excited to announce Live 2012, a limited-edition live double LP documenting the band's 2012 tour with the Magik*Magik Orchestra and available on Record Store Day exclusively on vinyl via Barsuk Records.

The 2012 tour was a one-of-a-kind spring trek through intimate venues and historic theaters in North America with the Seattle, WA quartet joining forces with the celebrated San Francisco orchestra for a string of unforgettable evenings. The collaboration resulted in brilliant reinterpretations and wonderfully lush orchestrations of songs from across the entire Death Cab catalog, from their early Barsuk releases to their latest Atlantic Records full-length Codes and Keys. The band previously collaborated with the Magik*Magik Orchestra (who have also worked with artists such as Mike Patton, John Vanderslice, The Walkmen and The Dodos) on their VH1 Storytellers appearance.

Live 2012 includes highlights from several concerts along the 27-date tour. Available exclusively on 180-gram double vinyl, with a download code for high-quality MP3s, this pressing is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide and will be part of Record Store Day 2014, the annual celebration of independent record stores, on Saturday, April 19th. ·read less·

 

Say Hi announce new album27 Mar 2014

Barsuk is happy to announce that Endless Wonder, the new full length recording from Say Hi, will be released on June 17th, 2014. The band …  ·read more·

Barsuk is happy to announce that Endless Wonder, the new full length recording from Say Hi, will be released on June 17th, 2014. The band will be touring with noted Australian band and labelmates Big Scary in anticipation of the record, starting April 11th in Vancouver, BC. Stereogum premiered "Such A Drag", the first single off Endless Wonder, yesterday saying it "points to a more bombastic release. Moving from brittle drums and glaring synths to sections of skronky guitars it goes all over the map while still keeping a tight structure".

Endless Wonder is available for preorder now from Barsuk (with an instant download of the album!), or from iTunes here. Download/listen to "Such A Drag" here. ·read less·

 

Big Scary wins the prestigious Australian Music Prize06 Mar 2014

Melbourne duo Big Scary is the proud recipient of the 9th Annual Australian Music Prize, a prestigious award dedicated to recognizing excellence …  ·read more·

Melbourne duo Big Scary is the proud recipient of the 9th Annual Australian Music Prize, a prestigious award dedicated to recognizing excellence in Australian music (similar to Britain's Mercury Prize and Canada's Polaris Prize). They collected the award for their sophomore release, Not Art, along with a check for A$30,000 ($27,000 US) at a ceremony in Sydney. Not Art was deemed to be the best of this year's nominees by a panel of 11 judges, after paring down a shortlist of 9 records from the original 43 selections that included Cloud Control, Jagwar Ma and other notable Australian artists. Not Art is scheduled for US release on March 25.

Big Scary is soon to embark on their first extensive North American tour, where they will join fellow Barsuk labelmates Say Hi. The jaunt starts April 11 in Vancouver, BC at the Media Room and ends May 14 in San Diego, CA at the Casbah. ·read less·

Big Scary release video, announce North American tour dates with Say Hi13 Feb 2014

Barsuk is pleased to reveal the new video from Melbourne-based duo Big Scary for "Invest," off their new full-length Not Art. The …  ·read more·

Barsuk is pleased to reveal the new video from Melbourne-based duo Big Scary for "Invest," off their new full-length Not Art. The clip features a dark, eerily rotating set upon which the members perform the tune. The video's minimalism suits the sparseness of the track and is powerful in its simplicity. "Invest" is now available for streaming and embed here.

The duo is excited to announce their first extensive North American tour, where they will join fellow Barsuk labelmates Say Hi. Touring in support of Not Art, the jaunt starts April 11 in Vancouver at the Media Room and ends May 16 in San Francisco at Bottom of the Hill. Tickets are on sale tomorrow and the full tour dates can be found here. ·read less·

 

New video from Minor Alps, European tour dates released25 Feb 2014

Check out the video for "Waiting For You" from the Minor Alps album Get There, available here on the Barsuk site, or via YouTube. The band …  ·read more·

Check out the video for "Waiting For You" from the Minor Alps album Get There, available here on the Barsuk site, or via YouTube. The band have announced a 19-date tour of Europe in April and May — tour dates can be found here. ·read less·

recent videos

Waiting For You (from Get There)

Minor Alps

“Waiting For You”
from Get There

Invest (from Not Art)

Big Scary

“Invest”
from Not Art

Twin Rivers (from Not Art)

Big Scary

“Twin Rivers”
from Not Art

on tour

Big Scarymore shows
24 Apr CLEVELAND, OH

Death Cab for Cutiemore shows
22 May PORT CHESTER, NY

The Long Wintersmore shows
1 May PORTLAND, OR

Minor Alpsmore shows
24 Apr MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM

Phantogrammore shows
24 Apr MCALLEN, TX

Ra Ra Riotmore shows
10 May SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Say Himore shows
24 Apr CLEVELAND, OH

John Vanderslicemore shows
21 Jun DAVIS, CA

Rocky Votolatomore shows
4 Jun BOISE, ID

Yellow Ostrichmore shows
4 May SALFORD, UNITED KINGDOM

current releases

bark146: Say Hi / Endless Wonder

Say Hi
Endless Wonder

CD / LP   ·  OUT 17 JUN 2014

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

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

2XLP   ·  OUT 19 APR 2014

bark138: Big Scary / Not Art

Big Scary
Not Art

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Luck Now”

bark143: Yellow Ostrich / Cosmos

Yellow Ostrich
Cosmos

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Shades”

bark142: Big Scary / Twin Rivers EP

Big Scary
Twin Rivers EP

DIGITAL

bark139: Minor Alps / Get There

Minor Alps
Get There

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Buried Plans”