Small Feet share "Liar Behind The Sun" video, announce new EP . . .
17 Nov 2016

Today Brooklyn Vegan premiered the new single from Small Feet entitled, "Liar Behind The Sun" which will be on their new digital-only EP Dreaming The Dream.

Watch the video here.

Small Feet's debut album, From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean, received rave reviews and the band toured both Europe and the United States. While working on their follow-up (to be released in early 2017) the band revisited a few unfinished gems from the From Far Enough Away... sessions to bring us the Dreaming The Dream EP.

Like Jason Molina, Simon Stålhamre has a voice that can swim out of a sinking heart. His emotional subtlety calls upon the dry humour of Bill Callahan, and there's a buoyancy to his language that floats his warm tenor, while at the same time allowing him to echo Daniel Johnston's inspired innocence. Tracks like the opener "Hymn", which comes in at barely over a minute, show Stålhamre's ability to state a simple beautiful truth with stunning minimalism. While "A Winter Coat On Bare Bones" could have very well been a recently discovered Neil Young outtake from Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.

You must watch this video from David Bazan . . .
11 Nov 2016

David Bazan has never appeared in a video before, but award winning documentarian Brandon Vedder has made this absolutely stunning video for Bazan. We encourage you to watch it.

http://www.davidbazan.com/trouble-with-boys/

You are worthy of love.

The Long Winters release "Make America Great Again" for 30 Days, 30 Songs . . .
03 Nov 2016

Today, Barsuk is ecstatic to announce the release of "Make America Great Again", the first new song by John Roderick of The Long Winters in nearly a decade. "Make America Great Again" is part of 30 Days, 30 Songs, an independent project in support of defeating this year's Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump. Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you 2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist, which has already seen contributions from the likes of Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Aimee Mann, El Vy and more.

Listen to The Long Winters "Make America Great Again" here.

"While there are a lot of songs that express elements of what makes Donald Trump so appealing to his followers, like 'Desperado' by the Eagles, 'Sweet Home Alabama' by Lynyrd Skynyrd, 'Honky Tonk Badonkadonk' by Trace Adkins and 'White Rider' by Skrewdriver, there's never been a song that put everything together under one roof," says Roderick. "'Make America Great Again' is a folk song, because it's from the Volk, the people. If I can help condense all the feelings and issues that inspire Trump voters into a song, and then play that song for the world, well then I will have done my part."

All songs will be posted on 30days30songs.com as well as via Spotify playlists.

Nada Surf's "Peaceful Ghosts" out today! . . .
28 Oct 2016

Nada Surf visiting hits from new directions and enhancing the innate beauty of tracks like 'Blonde On Blonde' and 'Inside Of Love' - The Line Of Best Fit

Today we're thrilled to release Nada Surf's new live album, Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg! The album was recorded this summer with the Babelsberg Film Orchestra in collaboration with the Austrian national radio station FM4. The result is a beautiful recording, collected from two live performances in Vienna, Austria and Potsdam, Germany early this summer. It covers Nada Surf classics like the delicate melancholy of "Blonde On Blonde" to showcasing new favorites from their critically-acclaimed studio album, You Know Who You Are, including "Rushing" and "Out Of The Dark". Last week, Peaceful Ghosts was streamed in its entirety along with a feature on Nada Surf front man, Matthew Caws at the Wall Street Journal, check it out here.

Watch the video for "Out Of The Dark (live)" to see pictures from the performances this summer here.

The LP version is limited to 1000 copies in the US and pre-orders are going fast — this pressing will not last long!

Cassette version of Death Cab for Cutie's "The Photo Album" . . .
10 Oct 2016

We released Death Cab for Cutie's The Photo Album on cassette this Saturday, October 8th just in time for International Cassette Store Day! We have a limited number of copies available here in the shop, or find yours at a local retailer.

New video from Babes . . .
06 Oct 2016

Babes release a new video for "Wild Dreams" off their album, Untitled (Five Tears) on JASH!

Laura Gibson reveals video for "Two Kids", US tour dates . . .
20 Sep 2016

Today Laura Gibson shares a video for her track "Two Kids." The video was directed by Ben Fee, who's created videos for Band of Horses, the Lumineers, Sally Fields and A$AP Rocky among others. He notes, "I wanted something that's very literal, abstract and weird at the same time... Laura's music has always been emotionally complex-driven with momentum and mood into very unique places. So I felt our video should be as complex and multi-layered as her music."

"Two Kids" premiered via Ghettoblaster Magazine, and Laura told the magazine "'Two Kids' arose from a challenge I gave myself: to write a love song that was the pure 'I'll lose myself for you' kind of love song. Every song I've ever written has something to do with love, but generally it's the difficulty of love I feel compelled to explore. Writing about myself, a women, in this particular moment and culture, I found I was shying away from those love sentiments that might be taken needy or weak or co-dependent, avoiding wide-eyed naivety, and always writing from the perspective of wise observer. But that feeling, 'I would give up everything for this person' is a real thing, isn't it?" You can read the full Q&A here.

Chris Staples premieres video for "Park Bench", on tour now . . .
15 Sep 2016

Chris Staples newest album, Golden Age, is out now, and yesterday Brooklyn Vegan premiered the beautiful, new video for "Park Bench". You can watch it here.

Catch Chris Staples on tour now in North America with Rocky Votolato before he heads to Europe this fall.

Nada Surf announces new live album . . .
13 Sep 2016

Following the release of their album You Know Who You Are earlier this year, New York-based Nada Surf are set to release a new live album entitled Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg, which is due out Oct 28th.

Peaceful Ghosts came about after Nada Surf frontman and main songwriter Matthew Caws received a surprise email asking about a potential collaborative orchestral project with the Austrian national radio station FM4. A little over a year later, the result is a beautiful recording, culled from two live performances in Vienna and Potsdam early this summer, that covers a broad stylistic range, from James Bond at one extreme to the joy and wonder of Walt Disney at the other, with a whole range of surprises in between. Classics such as the delicate melancholy of "Blonde On Blonde" unfold to surprising new places with soaring countermelodies, while new favorites from You Know Who You Are, including "Rushing" and "Out of the Dark", showcase the power and majesty of the original without losing the lyrical and musical subtlety that has become the hallmark of Nada Surf for the past twenty years.

Rocky Votolato's "Makers" gets 10th Anniversary vinyl . . .
19 Aug 2016

Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers is released today with updated artwork, remastered audio, and 180-gram vinyl for the first time. Be sure to catch Rocky on his Makers 10th Anniversary Tour starting August 31st in Spokane WA, with special guest Chris Staples.

Video premiere: Chris Staples "Golden Age" . . .
09 Aug 2016

Check out Chris Staples' new medieval-themed video for the title track off of his upcoming record, Golden Age on American Songwriter Magazine! Pre-order the album now, and catch him on tour with Rocky Votolato starting August 31.

New Phantogram tracks and video released for upcoming album . . .
04 Aug 2016

We're excited about Phantogram's upcoming album, Three, due for release this fall. "It's a lot more fucking boombastic and heavy," Sarah Barthel said of the album. "I think the record, to us, is about heartbreak. We've kind of had a tough year, so a lot of inspiration and drive came from our own experiences."

Watch the video for "You Don't Get Me High Anymore" here, or listen to the just-released track "Run Run Blood" here.

Ra Ra Riot share Jim Eno Session via Spotify . . .
17 Jun 2016

Today Ra Ra Riot are happy to share a Jim Eno Spotify session. The band visited Eno's Public Hi-Fi Studio when they were in Austin, TX this past March and recorded their current single "Water" as well as "Absolutely" and "Foreign Lovers." Spotify notes, "The session was a flurry of keys, harmonies and strings. We might have even given 'Water' a pretty major facelift courtesy of a Moog synth." You can listen to the Jim Eno Spotify Session here.

Ra Ra Riot are playing select festivals this summer including a stop at Outside Lands in San Francisco before hitting the road with Young The Giant on their upcoming Fall tour. The two bands kick off the dates September 6 at Cleveland's House Of Blues and conclude with a two night stand on October 27 at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Along the way, the tour hits New York City for a show at Radio City Music Hall on September 17 and Los Angeles' Greek Theater on October 21.

Chris Staples announces new album "Golden Age" out 8/19 . . .
15 Jun 2016

Barsuk is excited to announce the forthcoming album from Chris Staples, Golden Age, out August 19. NPR premiered the first single, "Relatively Permanent" on All Songs Considered — listen to the track here.

Catch Staples on tour this fall with Rocky Votolato.

Rocky Votolato's critically lauded "Makers" on 180-gram vinyl for first time . . .
07 Jun 2016

Barsuk is proud to reissue Rocky Votolato's classic 2006 album Makers on August 19th. This 10th Anniversary reissue marks the first time Barsuk has released the album on LP format, and the first time it's been pressed on high-quality 180-gram vinyl with a newly designed gatefold sleeve. In celebration of the anniversary, Votolato is announcing a nationwide tour in which he'll play Makers in its entirety.