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 7-inch02 Dec 2014

Topshelf Records have announce a split 7-inch with Kind of Like Spitting and Warren Franklin & the Founding Fathers, out February 2015 — more information here.

Topshelf Records have announce a split 7-inch 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·

Cymbals Eat Guitars shares new video, announces reissue of first LP03 Nov 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars have a new video for the song "Warning" from their recent album LOSE. Check it out here.

Barsuk will be reissuing the band's stunning 2009 album Why There Are Mountains on November 11…  ·read more·

Cymbals Eat Guitars have a new video for the song "Warning" from their recent album LOSE. Check it out here.

Barsuk will be reissuing the band's stunning 2009 album Why There Are Mountains on November 11. The band will embark on a European tour in January. ·read less·

Kind of Like Spitting's Bridges Worth Burning back on vinyl30 Oct 2014

Kind of Like Spitting is back. They're currently playing a handful of shows in Florida and will be announcing some more …  ·read more·

Kind of Like Spitting is back. They're currently playing a handful of shows in Florida and will be announcing some more dates shortly. In celebration, Barsuk is ecstatic to announce the re-release of Kind of Like Spitting's classic Bridges Worth Burning on vinyl. Originally released in 2002, the album was originally only briefly made available on vinyl with an extremely limited pressing.

This reissue will come complete with the original two-sided poster/lyric sheet insert, and will be available in early 2015 — you can pre-order it now. ·read less·

Say Hi set to go on tour29 Oct 2014

Say Hi is getting ready to hit the road next month. Get ready to shake your booty by listening to "Clicks & Bangs" from Say Hi's latest …  ·read more·

Say Hi is getting ready to hit the road next month. Get ready to shake your booty by listening to "Clicks & Bangs" from Say Hi's latest album Endless Wonder. Tour dates can be found here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot to release limited-edition Black Friday 7-inch single28 Oct 2014

Exciting news! Ra Ra Riot will be releasing a 7-inch single as part of this year's Black Friday Record Store Day! Details from the band:

"We're very excited to announce that we'll be a part of this year's Black Friday Record Store Day. We've been working hard on a bunch of new music all summer, but slipped away for a hot minute to record one of our favorite early U2 rave-ups, "Two Hearts Beat As One". It'll be pressed on a super limited edition of yellow vinyl, along with an alternate version of Beta Love's "Wilderness". We're proud to be a part of this fun tradition, so make sure you get out there and support your local record stores and favorite artists!"

Exciting news! Ra Ra Riot will be releasing a 7-inch single as part of this year's Black Friday Record Store Day! Details from the band:

"We're very excited to announce that we'll be a part of this year's Black Friday Record Store Day. We've been working hard on a bunch of new music all summer, but slipped away for a hot minute to record one of our favorite early U2 rave-ups, "Two Hearts Beat As One". It'll be pressed on a super limited edition of yellow vinyl, along with an alternate version of Beta Love's "Wilderness". We're proud to be a part of this fun tradition, so make sure you get out there and support your local record stores and favorite artists!"

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·