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·

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·

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 Ramona Falls track included on compilation21 Jan 2014

Ramona Falls have a new song, available on BOATS, a 29-track compilation album of exclusive new tracks from a diverse group of …  ·read more·

Ramona Falls have a new song, available on BOATS, a 29-track compilation album of exclusive new tracks from a diverse group of international artists. Each individual act used samples of the Light of Love Children's Choir, recorded for Marram's 'Sun Choir', to create a new song. As a result, BOATS is a kaleidoscopic concept-album with the children's voices at its core. 70% of profits from every sale of this double-album go to the charity Scottish Love In Action, which feeds, clothes, educates and houses destitute children at The Light Of Love Children's Home, India. More information can be found here. ·read less·

Phantogram gifts new song "Nothing But Trouble" early with album pre-order14 Jan 2014

Phantogram have revealed yet another track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Voices, available in stores and online …  ·read more·

Phantogram have revealed yet another track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Voices, available in stores and online February 18, 2014. Right now, listeners who pre-order the entire record will get an instant download of "Nothing But Trouble", in addition to the already available download of the critically-acclaimed first single "Fall In Love". Moreover, fans who have previously pre-ordered will receive a notification that "Nothing But Trouble" has been unlocked for them to download.

The pre-order for Voices is live on iTunes now, on Amazon, or here for digital, CD, and double-vinyl LP formats.

"Nothing But Trouble" allows fans further into the pair's enigmatic and entrancing world. With expansive soundscapes, enticing vocals, and impressive instrumentation, it's another irresistible sliver of their entire vision. This is sonic trouble well worth getting into. ·read less·

New Laura Gibson song06 Jan 2014

Laura Gibson recently performed a new song for the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) show "State of Wonder". Laura wrote the song based on a piece of writing by author Cheryl Strayed, and the author wrote a piece based on Laura's song "The Fire". You can listen to the entire broadcast here.

Laura Gibson recently performed a new song for the Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) show "State of Wonder". Laura wrote the song based on a piece of writing by author Cheryl Strayed, and the author wrote a piece based on Laura's song "The Fire". You can listen to the entire broadcast here.

New Phantogram song + video out now, album due in February19 Dec 2013

Phantogram have set February 28, 2014 as the release date for their new album, Voices. This is the critically acclaimed New York …  ·read more·

Phantogram have set February 28, 2014 as the release date for their new album, Voices. This is the critically acclaimed New York duo's first major-label full-length (Republic Records), and it's already shaping up to be one of the most anticipated albums of the new year. Fans who pre-order Voices from iTunes will receive an instant download of the band's new single, "Fall In Love", which is also available at other digital retailers, and as the A-side of a limited-edition 7" single at physical retailers in early 2014.

"Fall In Love" can now be heard here. The song itself sees duo Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter craft a cerebral and charismatic gateway into the record's lush landscapes and entrancing lyricism. It's elegant electronic alternative pop fortified by hip-hop futurism and electro soul. You'll instantly fall for it.

And if that's not enough exciting news, Phantogram have also just released an amazing video for another song on their upcoming album. Watch "Black Out Days" here. ·read less·

Yellow Ostrich announce new album, first single debuts at Noisey13 Dec 2013

This week New York band Yellow Ostrich announced Cosmos, their new album due February 25th. The first single, "Shades", debuted …  ·read more·

This week New York band Yellow Ostrich announced Cosmos, their new album due February 25th. The first single, "Shades", debuted on Noisey and can be heard now. The band also unveiled its first batch of 2014 tour dates (see the shows page).

Before starting on songwriting for Yellow Ostrich's latest album, singer/guitarist Alex Schaaf moved into the band's Brooklyn practice space and immersed himself in the study of such astronomers as Carl Sagan and Frank Drake. Keeping up his day job of digitizing vintage home films by day, Schaaf devoted the next 9 months to exploring the depths of the galaxy from a tiny windowless room, whose lighting he synthetically altered to reflect the arrival and passing of daylight each morning and night. Around the same time, Yellow Ostrich drummer/percussionist Michael Tapper ventured into the infinite in a much more literal sense by departing on a sailing trip from Mexico to Hawaii that left him out at sea for nearly a month. Borrowing its title from Sagan's 1980 PBS series, Cosmos expands Yellow Ostrich's intensely guitar-driven alt-rock with dreamy electronic arrangements to mirror the mood of Schaaf and Tapper's retreats away from the everyday world. While the album embodies a sense of both wonder and isolation, Yellow Ostrich's refined melodies and dense yet delicate sonic textures make Cosmos as powerfully intimate as it is dynamic. ·read less·

Dave Davison of Maps & Atlases On Tour with Anthony Green15 Nov 2013

Dave Davison of Maps & Atlases is pleased to announce dates opening for Anthony Green of Circa Survive. Davison will be main support for the majority of Anthony Green's Young Legs tour, playing songs from the Maps & Atlases catalog, his solo project Cast Spells, and new unreleased music.

Davison joined the tour in Denver, CO, coming off of Maps & Atlases' performance this past weekend in Seattle, WA at the Barsuk Records 15th anniversary celebration, where he and the band appeared on one of the celebration's five great shows, alongside Menomena and Phantogram on a bill that also featured rostermates Say Hi, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Yellow Ostrich.

Dave Davison of Maps & Atlases is pleased to announce dates opening for Anthony Green of Circa Survive. Davison will be main support for the majority of Anthony Green's Young Legs tour, playing songs from the Maps & Atlases catalog, his solo project Cast Spells, and new unreleased music.

Davison joined the tour in Denver, CO, coming off of Maps & Atlases' performance this past weekend in Seattle, WA at the Barsuk Records 15th anniversary celebration, where he and the band appeared on one of the celebration's five great shows, alongside Menomena and Phantogram on a bill that also featured rostermates Say Hi, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Yellow Ostrich.

Big Scary premieres "Twin Rivers" video and EP13 Nov 2013

Barsuk is excited to release Big Scary's new video for "Twin Rivers," off their Twin Rivers EP, released today via digital retailers, …  ·read more·

Barsuk is excited to release Big Scary's new video for "Twin Rivers," off their Twin Rivers EP, released today via digital retailers, and from their upcoming album Not Art, out Spring 2014. According to director Shaun Garland, the intricately shot video "is a story of a praying mantis living in the perils of a modern world. The praying mantis in the video is played by Florence. On set the crew would wait patiently for her to move into a good position or give a look with personality. She performed like a star and even gave the unplanned-for scene by continually moving towards the window, which created the most poignant part of the story." The clip premiered on Vevo and is available here. ·read less·

Big Scary remixed by Dan the Automator, The Antlers, Menomena01 Nov 2013

Barsuk Records is excited to introduce Australia's Big Scary to North American audiences, starting with a digital EP on …  ·read more·

Barsuk Records is excited to introduce Australia's Big Scary to North American audiences, starting with a digital EP on November 12th in anticipation of a full-length album Not Art due Spring 2014. The Twin Rivers EP features two tracks off Not Art, a non-album collaboration with noted artist Jonti, plus remixes by Dan the Automator, The Antlers, and Barsuk's own Menomena.

BrooklynVegan premiered the The Antlers' remix of "Twin Rivers," and noted the apt pairing, highlighting both bands' "knack for delicate, layered dream pop." In their premiere of Menomena's remix of "Luck Now," IndieShuffle praised the retooling, saying "Sometimes remixes improve on a melody. Other times they fortify a bassline or amplify percussion. Menomena's take on "Luck Now" does all of those things and so much more."

In conjunction with today's announcement, the Dan the Automator remix of "Twin Rivers" is now available below, and the whole EP will stream via Spotify starting on Tuesday, November 5, one week prior to its wide digital release.

Twin Rivers (Dan The Automator Remix)

Twin Rivers (The Antlers Remix)

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