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·

Say Hi's Endless Wonder streaming at the AV Club11 Jun 2014

Barsuk is happy to announce that Endless Wonder, the new full-length recording from Say Hi, is streaming over at the AV Club.

Boing Boing premiered album standout "Hurt in the Morning", declaring that Say Hi songs are "simultaneously fun and substantial; they'll make you want to dance and cry at the same time." Endless Wonder is out June 17th,…  ·read more·

Barsuk is happy to announce that Endless Wonder, the new full-length recording from Say Hi, is streaming over at the AV Club.

Boing Boing premiered album standout "Hurt in the Morning", declaring that Say Hi songs are "simultaneously fun and substantial; they'll make you want to dance and cry at the same time." Endless Wonder is out June 17th, and is available here, or via preorder at iTunes. ·read less·

New Minor Alps video16 May 2014

Minor Alps, the harmonious collaboration of Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws, have made a new video for the song "Maxon" …  ·read more·

Minor Alps, the harmonious collaboration of Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws, have made a new video for the song "Maxon" from their album Get There — watch it now on YouTube. Tour dates for their current European tour are available here. ·read less·

Cymbals Eat Guitars announce new album, premiere track on Pitchfork13 May 2014

Cymbals Eat Guitars are excited to announce their forthcoming album LOSE which will be available August 26th. In celebration, the band premiered the song "Jackson" today via Pitchfork.

Cymbals Eat Guitars are excited to announce their forthcoming album LOSE which will be available August 26th. In celebration, the band premiered the song "Jackson" today via Pitchfork.

The American Analog Set announces Know By Heart vinyl reissue12 May 2014

Barsuk is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of The American Analog Set's seminal 2001 LP Know By Heart on 180-gram vinyl. Widely …  ·read more·

Barsuk is proud to announce the vinyl reissue of The American Analog Set's seminal 2001 LP Know By Heart on 180-gram vinyl. Widely considered the Austin, TX band's crowning achievement, Know By Heart was released to critical praise on Tiger Style Records in September 2001 as The American Analog Set's 4th full length and its limited, single vinyl pressing has been highly sought-after as it has long since been out of print. The deluxe reissue will be available in stores on June 3rd, and is available for pre-order now. ·read less·

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 …  ·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 …  ·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·