David Bazan's "Kept Secrets" at Stereogum27 Apr 2016

Barsuk is pleased to announce that "Kept Secrets" from the forthcoming David Bazan record Blanco (out May 13) has premiered at …  ·read more·

Barsuk is pleased to announce that "Kept Secrets" from the forthcoming David Bazan record Blanco (out May 13) has premiered at Stereogum.

"The legend of 'Kept Secrets' is that I wrote it alone on tour in a cabin in the mountains," Bazan says about the newly released track. "That also happens to be in the delta with synth sounds that I made from tightly looping shards of noise that I had originally created by feeding a thrift store mixer back into itself. Which is something I did in headphones at night in my hotel room for recreation after playing the shows night after night that spawned the problem that this song is ostensibly about, thus achieving ouroboros."

A North American tour in support of the record begins June 8th at The Bartlett in Spokane, WA. In anticipation of the forthcoming release of Blanco, Bazan has also made his Barsuk Records solo releases — Fewer Moving Parts, Curse Your Branches and Strange Negotiations — alongside singles for "Trouble With Boys" and "Kept Secrets" from Blanco, available on all streaming services for the first time. ·read less·

Laura Gibson shares video for "Not Harmless" + tour dates01 Apr 2016

Laura Gibson is happy to share the video for "Not Harmless," a track off her album Empire Builder, which is out today. "Not Harmless" …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson is happy to share the video for "Not Harmless," a track off her album Empire Builder, which is out today. "Not Harmless" premiered via Brooklyn Vegan who stated, "it's clear that her songwriting is as sharp as ever, if not even a little better."

Laura will be touring the US and Europe in support of Empire Builder and in addition to her already-announced Spring tour she has now confirmed a tour as the support for David Bazan. The dates kick off June 8 in Spokane, WA and conclude July 3 in Ottawa, ON. All tour dates are listed here. ·read less·

David Bazan's "Blanco" announced, track premiered at Paste30 Mar 2016

Barsuk is happy to announce that a new David Bazan full-length entitled Blanco will be released on May 13. A North American tour …  ·read more·

Barsuk is happy to announce that a new David Bazan full-length entitled Blanco will be released on May 13. A North American tour in support of the record begins June 8 at The Bartlett in Spokane, WA. In celebration, Bazan premiered "Trouble With Boys" at Paste, who said, "David Bazan is one of those rare birds with a consistently impressive almost 20-year career, during which he seems to have made sport of challenging himself artistically... 'Trouble With Boys,' the first single from his upcoming release Blanco, is no exception."

"Maybe you're at a parking lot carnival at magic hour with your two best friends, and just before the first big roller coaster drop, you go under a sign that says: 'YOU ARE WORTHY OF LOVE,'" said Bazan of the track. "But actually, you're on tour and in a hotel room in Nashville on your night off recording a song with a tiny synthesizer you just bought and a delay pedal, and you're really proud of your new song." ·read less·

Laura Gibson debuts video for title track from new album08 Mar 2016

Laura Gibson will be releasing new album Empire Builder on April 1. Today she reveals the title track via a compelling video, shot herself …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson will be releasing new album Empire Builder on April 1. Today she reveals the title track via a compelling video, shot herself while traveling on the Empire Builder and Lake Shore Limited Amtrak trains. The footage moves from Portland, Oregon to New York City within the span of the five-minute song, showcasing the dramatic shifts of landscapes, which interact with the song's lyrics. Edited by Kelly Lyon, it debuted on NPR who called the song, "a moving tale, emotionally and literally." ·read less·

Nada Surf premieres new video03 Mar 2016

Nada Surf has released a touching new video for the song "Rushing," off of their much-anticipated album You Know Who You Are which will be …  ·read more·

Nada Surf has released a touching new video for the song "Rushing," off of their much-anticipated album You Know Who You Are which will be released Friday March 4. The clip was shot in Paris and was written and directed by Emilie and Sarah Barbault and produced by Fastpod. It stars Nada Surf singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws along with Angelica Sarre and Vincent Paquot. Watch it on Stereogum now. ·read less·

Nada Surf's new album on NPR's First Listen, band to perform on late night TV25 Feb 2016

Nada Surf's new album You Know Who You Are, can now be heard in its entirety on NPR's First Listen.

The band recently released the first video from You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip for the album's first single, "Cold To See…  ·read more·

Nada Surf's new album You Know Who You Are, can now be heard in its entirety on NPR's First Listen.

The band recently released the first video from You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip for the album's first single, "Cold To See Clear," was directed by Spencer Gentz and depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately premiered by the Wall Street Journal. They will be performing "Cold To See Clear" on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Monday, February 29. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot reveal "Foreign Lovers" via Interview Magazine09 Feb 2016

Ra Ra Riot — whose new album Need Your Light is due out February 19 — are happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers" premiered …  ·read more·

Ra Ra Riot — whose new album Need Your Light is due out February 19 — are happy to share a new track off the LP. "Foreign Lovers" premiered at Interview Magazine, and you can read what Ra Ra Riot's Wes Miles had to say about the single in his Q&A with the magazine here. ·read less·

Nada Surf releases first video from new record09 Feb 2016

Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today. Watch it here.

Nada Surf has released the first video from their new album You Know Who You Are. The euphoric clip directed by Spencer Gentz depicts a typical corporate office meeting being transformed into joyful mayhem. It was appropriately picked up by the Wall Street Journal who gave the video its premiere today. Watch it here.

Laura Gibson announces new album20 Jan 2016

Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1. Today she reveals a track, "The …  ·read more·

Laura Gibson is excited to announce her forthcoming album Empire Builder, slated for release on April 1. Today she reveals a track, "The Cause", which features show-stopping string arrangements and kitchen-sink percussion. "The Cause" premiered via NPR. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot Ring In 2016 By Sharing "Absolutely"04 Jan 2016

To celebrate the clock ticking over to 2016, Ra Ra Riot have revealed "Absolutely," a new track off their forthcoming album …  ·read more·

To celebrate the clock ticking over to 2016, Ra Ra Riot have revealed "Absolutely," a new track off their forthcoming album Need Your Light (out February 19).

The band shared the song — which Stereogum labeled "ebullient" and Consequence of Sound called "a synth pop whirlwind of a new single" on January 1 via a "New Year's Resolutions" playlist on Spotify. Ra Ra Riot are encouraging their fans to create their own New Year's playlist on Spotify with hashtag #YearOfAbsolutely. In turn the band will incorporate tracks from those playlists onto their own.

Watch the "Absolutely" lyric video here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot reveals video for "Water"11 Dec 2015

Ra Ra Riot is excited to reveal the video for "Water," from the recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light out February 19, …  ·read more·

Ra Ra Riot is excited to reveal the video for "Water," from the recently announced forthcoming album, Need Your Light out February 19, 2016. "Water" premiered last month to rave reviews. The single was quickly picked up by many press outlets including NME, which named it one of its Best New Tracks. Vampire Weekend's Rostam conceived of the video and co-directed it with Josh Goleman (Alabama Shakes, Skrillex, Gary Clark Jr).

"It was shot anamorphic in one day in Joshua Tree and L.A.," says lead-singer Wes Miles. "The concept came from Rostam, co-writer and producer of the song. We actually started talking about this video as we were still imagining and writing the story in the song. The concept of a weary hitchhiker coming out of the desert toward Los Angeles informed the final lyrics, so it really feels like an extension of the song."

The video, which premiered on Ra Ra Riot's Tumblr via VEVO, can be watched here. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot announces tour dates09 Dec 2015

Ra Ra Riot is going on tour! Get select pre-sale tickets now, general sale on Friday. More info at rarariot.com. Their new upcoming album, Need Your Light is available for pre-order and comes out February 19th.

Ra Ra Riot is going on tour! Get select pre-sale tickets now, general sale on Friday. More info at rarariot.com. Their new upcoming album, Need Your Light is available for pre-order and comes out February 19th.

Nada Surf announces new record02 Dec 2015

Nada Surf has announced the release of its new album, You Know Who You Are, out March 4, 2016. The band's eighth record and fifth for Barsuk, …  ·read more·

Nada Surf has announced the release of its new album, You Know Who You Are, out March 4, 2016. The band's eighth record and fifth for Barsuk, it was produced by long-time comrade Tom Beaujour at Nuthouse Recording in Hoboken, NJ. The album marks the band's first as an official quartet with the core unit — singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew Caws, bassist Daniel Lorca and drummer Ira Elliot — joined by Doug Gillard on guitar.

The first song from the new collection, "Believe You're Mine," is available to hear now. ·read less·

Ra Ra Riot announces new album, first single available now17 Nov 2015

Ra Ra Riot is happy to announce that their new album, Need Your Light, will be released February 19, 2016. In celebration, the band is …  ·read more·

Ra Ra Riot is happy to announce that their new album, Need Your Light, will be released February 19, 2016. In celebration, the band is excited to share the first single from the album, "Water." The song, a collaboration with Vampire Weekend's Rostam, showcases Ra Ra Riot's heightened levels of experimentation found throughout the forthcoming Need Your Light. The album was primarily produced by Ryan Hadlock (Vance Joy, Blonde Redhead) with two tracks, "I Need Your Light" and "Water", produced by Rostam Batmanglij (Vampire Weekend, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen).

Watch the lyric video for "Water" here. ·read less·