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.

Barsuk welcomes Small Feet10 Apr 2015

Barsuk is proud to announce the signing of Swedish artist, Small Feet. The band will release their debut album in North America this summer. More details to come.

Barsuk is proud to announce the signing of Swedish artist, Small Feet. The band will release their debut album in North America this summer. More details to come.

Hibou joins Barsuk06 Apr 2015

We're excited to welcome Seattle, WA band Hibou to the Barsuk family! They'll be on tour on the west coast this week. More information about their debut LP coming soon! The official video for their song "Above Us" is available on YouTube.

We're excited to welcome Seattle, WA band Hibou to the Barsuk family! They'll be on tour on the west coast this week. More information about their debut LP coming soon! The official video for their song "Above Us" is available on YouTube.

Trails and Ways album due June 2, US tour announced02 Apr 2015

Barsuk is pleased to announce that 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. In celebration of this announcement IndieShuffle has premiered the first track from Pathology, album standout "Skeletons".…  ·read more·

Barsuk is pleased to announce that 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. In celebration of this announcement IndieShuffle has premiered the first track from Pathology, album standout "Skeletons". ·read less·

Mates of State announce new EP, full US tour01 Apr 2015

Mates of State have announced details of their new EP, You're Going To Make It, via Pitchfork. The new release will be available in North America on Barsuk …  ·read more·

Mates of State have announced details of their new EP, You're Going To Make It, via Pitchfork. The new release will be available in North America on Barsuk June 16th, and in Europe on Fierce Panda June 15th.

The band also announced new tour dates this June and July alongside previously announced dates in April. ·read less·

Menomena's "Friend And Foe" available on vinyl again!24 Mar 2015

We're stoked: our friends at Vinyl Me, Please, the vinyl-only subscription service, have chosen Menomena's Friend And Foe as their album for April 2015. Available only to Vinyl Me, Please subscribers, this special-edition pressing on 180-gram vinyl includes the amazing Grammy-nominated artwork by graphic novelist Craig Thompson, as well as an original 12" x 12" art print.

We're stoked: our friends at Vinyl Me, Please, the vinyl-only subscription service, have chosen Menomena's Friend And Foe as their album for April 2015. Available only to Vinyl Me, Please subscribers, this special-edition pressing on 180-gram vinyl includes the amazing Grammy-nominated artwork by graphic novelist Craig Thompson, as well as an original 12" x 12" art print.

Trails and Ways on Barsuk27 Feb 2015

We are excited to welcome Oakland, CA band Trails and Ways to the Barsuk family! Debut LP coming this summer!

We are excited to welcome Oakland, CA band Trails and Ways to the Barsuk family! Debut LP coming this summer!

New Death Cab for Cutie album27 Jan 2015

You can pre-order Barsuk's vinyl release of Death Cab for Cutie's new album Kintsugi now! In stores March 31st, our release will …  ·read more·

You can pre-order Barsuk's vinyl release of Death Cab for Cutie's new album Kintsugi now! In stores March 31st, our release will be on three sides of high-quality 180-gram vinyl (with an etching on side D), and will also include the entire album on CD. Packaged in a gatefold jacket embossed with gold foil, the first pressing will be on colored vinyl — side A/B on gold and side C/D on white.

Listen to the first single from Kintsugi, "Black Sun", here. ·read less·

Kind Of Like Spitting tour dates announced20 Jan 2015

The reincarnated Kind Of Like Spitting will be hitting the road this spring with The City On Film and Lee Corey Oswald. Dates and info here.

The reincarnated Kind Of Like Spitting will be hitting the road this spring with The City On Film and Lee Corey Oswald. Dates and info here.

Cymbals Eat Guitars going on tour with This Will Destroy You16 Jan 2015

Cymbals Eat Guitars is currently on the European continent, wowing audiences as the band tours in support of their album, LOSE. They'll be back in the States in March to tour with This Will Destroy You — tour dates and details here.

Cymbals Eat Guitars is currently on the European continent, wowing audiences as the band tours in support of their album, LOSE. They'll be back in the States in March to tour with This Will Destroy You — tour dates and details here.

Cymbals Eat Guitars SPIN Interview + Best of 2014 Lists!23 Dec 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars sat down with SPIN to talk about their new album LOSE and the year that was 2014. The critically acclaimed LOSE has deservedly received …  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars sat down with SPIN to talk about their new album LOSE and the year that was 2014. The critically acclaimed LOSE has deservedly received accolades from many major outlets this year, from SPIN, Pitchfork (including a Top 100 Tracks of 2014 nod for Jackson, and Best New Track for "Warning"), and Paste Magazine to name just a few. ·read less·

Chris Staples performs "Silent Night" for NPR Music!22 Dec 2014

Chris Staples just finished up a tour with Manchester Orchestra and along the way he stopped by the NPR Music office to …  ·read more·

Chris Staples just finished up a tour with Manchester Orchestra and along the way he stopped by the NPR Music office to perform a stripped down version of "Silent Night" for the NPR Music staff.

It comes hot on the heels of Robin Hilton from the NPR Music team naming Chris Staples' Barsuk debut American Soft as one of his top albums of 2014, saying:

"If albums are friends, then 'American Soft' by Chris Staples was my closest confidant in 2014. No other record set off the waterworks in me like this one did... These are the kinds of songs and reflections that make you feel nothing but gratitude for every precious moment of your miraculous little life. Just a perfectly composed album of remarkable beauty."

If you're in Seattle, don't miss Chris Staples' last show of 2014 at The Sunset Tavern on Saturday, December 27th! ·read less·

Mates of State and their Yamaha organ02 Dec 2014

Head over to Preservation Sound for a video on the history of Mates of State and their Yamaha Electone organ.

Head over to Preservation Sound for a video on the history of Mates of State and their Yamaha Electone organ.

New Kind of Like Spitting split 12-inch02 Dec 2014

Topshelf Records have announce a split release with Kind of Like Spitting and Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers, out February 2015 — more information here.

Topshelf Records have announce a split release with Kind of Like Spitting and Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers, out February 2015 — more information here.

Classic Death Cab albums reissued on vinyl + cassette13 Nov 2014

Barsuk is extremely excited to announce the vinyl reissue of Death Cab for Cutie's first three studio albums, Something About Airplanes (1998), …  ·read more·

Barsuk is extremely excited to announce the vinyl reissue of Death Cab for Cutie's first three studio albums, Something About Airplanes (1998), We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes (2000) and The Photo Album (2001), as well as the cassette reissue of DCfC's debut You Can Play These Songs With Chords (1997). In celebration, Barsuk is offering up pre-order packages that include album inspired t-shirts.

With the exception of a limited-edition boxset released by Artists in Residence, We Have The Facts And We're Voting Yes and The Photo Album have been out of print on vinyl since their original pressing and Something About Airplanes has not been in print for several years. This reissue marks the first time they're available separately on high-quality 180 gram vinyl. Each LP includes an MP3 download code and is presented with its original artwork.

The reissue of Death Cab for Cutie's debut, You Can Play These Songs With Chords, returns the album to its original format — cassette. Originally released in 1997 by Bellingham, WA's Elsinor Records with two different j-card cover art versions, Chords was previously made available by Barsuk on CD with new artwork in 2002 along with extra bonus material as You Can Play These Songs With Chords + 10, but this release marks its first cassette availability in many years. This reissue includes an MP3 download code and artwork replicated from both versions of the original cassette release, along with new liner notes from Elsinor's Joe Chilcote. ·read less·