Cymbals Eat Guitars album available for Cassette Store Day23 Sep 2014

International Cassette Store Day is this Saturday, September 27th! Barsuk is excited to offer up a limited edition cassette …  ·read more·

International Cassette Store Day is this Saturday, September 27th! Barsuk is excited to offer up a limited edition cassette version of Cymbals Eat Guitars' latest critically acclaimed album LOSE on cassette. Limited to 300 copies worldwide, it includes a download code for high-quality MP3 files. Check out the Cassette Store Day website for a list of participating stores. ·read less·

Chris Staples debuts video at NPR, announces tour22 Sep 2014

Chris Staples' first album for Barsuk Records, American Soft, is out now and yesterday NPR debuted the beautifully strange video for "Hold Onto Something", directed by Spencer Gentz, and praised American Soft as "...one of the …  ·read more·

Chris Staples' first album for Barsuk Records, American Soft, is out now and yesterday NPR debuted the beautifully strange video for "Hold Onto Something", directed by Spencer Gentz, and praised American Soft as "...one of the year's best albums and discoveries". Gentz asked the three stars of the video to memorize and recite the song's lyrics at triple speed to create a trance-like delivery of the song's beautiful hook.

Chris Staples is also excited to announce a run of dates with Manchester Orchestra this fall which are listed here. ·read less·

Nada Surf to release compilation of rarities04 Sep 2014

Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the Nada Surf digital rarities collection, B-Sides, on September 23rd. B-Sides consists …  ·read more·

Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the Nada Surf digital rarities collection, B-Sides, on September 23rd. B-Sides consists of previously unreleased tracks and bonus material from the band's four previous studio albums (Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, Lucky, and The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy), many of which have never been available digitally in the US.

In celebration of the announcement, Nada Surf premiered the song "No Quick Fix" on PASTE today. "No Quick Fix" was on the original UK/EU version of the band's seminal 2002 release Let Go and has never before been released in North America. ·read less·

Cymbals Eat Guitars premieres "Laramie" video on Noisey04 Sep 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars' LOSE came out last week to widespread acclaim. Today the band reveals a new video for the track "Laramie" …  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars' LOSE came out last week to widespread acclaim. Today the band reveals a new video for the track "Laramie" on Vice's Noisey.

A third set of dates have been added to their fall tour, following their stints with Bob Mould and Slothrust, Cymbals Eat Guitars will be playing shows in the south with Brand New. ·read less·

Sunset Valley premieres new video02 Sep 2014

Sunset Valley have premiered a new video for their classic jam "Jackass Crusher" at Magnet Magazine. The song appears on Tropic Of Candycorn, a career retrospective that Barsuk recently released digitally and is available now on iTunes.…  ·read more·

Sunset Valley have premiered a new video for their classic jam "Jackass Crusher" at Magnet Magazine. The song appears on Tropic Of Candycorn, a career retrospective that Barsuk recently released digitally and is available now on iTunes. ·read less·

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·

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·

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·

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·

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·

Yellow Ostrich premieres Neon Fists video at Stereogum19 Jun 2014

New York band Yellow Ostrich has debuted the video "Neon Fists", one of the standout tracks for their latest album, Cosmos, at …  ·read more·

New York band Yellow Ostrich has debuted the video "Neon Fists", one of the standout tracks for their latest album, Cosmos, at Stereogum. Directed by David Feinberg, "Neon Fists" features actor William Scott Brown as an aging professional who is mysteriously drawn to an arcade in New York’s Chinatown.

The band is about to embark on a lengthy tour with fellow New Yorkers The Antlers, including two sold-out dates in Los Angeles. Tour dates can be found here. ·read less·

Chris Staples to release debut American Soft, NPR features first single18 Jun 2014

Chris Staples is set to release his debut Barsuk Records album American Soft on August 12th. NPR is currently featuring first single …  ·read more·

Chris Staples is set to release his debut Barsuk Records album American Soft on August 12th. NPR is currently featuring first single Dark Side of the Moon on All Songs Considered.

There are no casual Chris Staples fans. The man inspires devotion. The turnaround from casual listener to evangelist is nearly instantaneous. Play his music during a road trip with friends and inevitably someone will ask, "Who is this?" And a lifelong fan is born. Such is the unaffected power of these songs, of this voice. Chris Staples fandom is rewarding and lasting (despite his understated approach to promoting his own work, which – as it should be with all artists – seems secondary to the effort he puts into the making of it). We follow where he leads, and our numbers are growing. ·read less·

Say Hi's Endless Wonder out now17 Jun 2014

Since founding Say Hi labs in 2002, Eric Elbogen and his team of slightly flawed and persistently-flat clones have been …  ·read more·

Since founding Say Hi labs in 2002, Eric Elbogen and his team of slightly flawed and persistently-flat clones have been proving to humanity that synthesizer music doesn't have to lack a sense of humor and that drum machines can still swing and shuffle like the jazz great ones. But it wasn't until the team began working on Endless Wonder in late 2011, when all rock and roll bands were required to trade in their Warlock guitars for step sequencers and self-oscillating sweepable low pass filters, that they knew they were on the brink of something crucial: the probable savior of humankind itself.

Endless Wonder is out now. ·read less·

Stereogum premieres video by The American Analog Set13 Jun 2014

Over a decade after its original vinyl releases, Barsuk Records is proud to reissue The American Analog Set's Know By Heart on 180-gram …  ·read more·

Over a decade after its original vinyl releases, Barsuk Records is proud to reissue The American Analog Set's Know By Heart on 180-gram vinyl (available now in the Barsuk shop). In celebration, the band has premiered a new video for an unreleased track (one of 21 demos and previously-unreleased songs included with the digital download that comes with the vinyl) — watch "Journey to the Center of the Earth" on Stereogum. ·read less·