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Charly Bliss on Barsuk . . .·07 Feb 2017·

Barsuk is excited to announce a new member of the Barsuk family: NYC's Charly Bliss  ...read more...

Barsuk is excited to announce a new member of the Barsuk family: NYC's Charly Bliss is responsible for having crafted some of the finest guitar-crunched power pop this side of an old Weezer record with a blue cover. The ten tracks that make up Guppy, the band's sparking full-length debut, show them embracing all of their strengths — a combination of ripping guitars and irrepressible pop hooks, all delivered with the hyper-enthusiasm of a middle school cafeteria food fight. Pre-order bundles available now in the Barsuk shop.

Click on the fish to listen to "Glitter":
Glitter (from Guppy)

RIP Say Hi 2002-2017 . . .·06 Feb 2017·

Say Hi says "Goodbye", but leaves us with the sweetest of gifts: a chance to  ...read more...

Say Hi says "Goodbye", but leaves us with the sweetest of gifts: a chance to own the first four Say Hi to Your Mom records on vinyl. Details here.

David Bazan announces new album . . .·06 Feb 2017·

David Bazan has recorded his 4th full-length, Care, which he'll be self-releasing March 7th. The  ...read more...

David Bazan has recorded his 4th full-length, Care, which he'll be self-releasing March 7th. The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bazan with Richard Swift. Pre-order direct from Undertow.

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  ...read more...

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.

Barsuk Releases "SAD!" Compilation for the ACLU . . .·20 Jan 2017·

Today Barsuk Records released "SAD! (A Barsuk Compilation for the ACLU)," a collection of previously  ...read more...

Today Barsuk Records released "SAD! (A Barsuk Compilation for the ACLU)," a collection of previously unreleased tracks by Barsuk artists covering other Barsuk artists. Available only on Bandcamp, 100% of the proceeds will go to the American Civil Liberties Union, which works in the nation's courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve individual working rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and the laws of the United States.

"After the election, our staff felt compelled to speak out in defense of the civil liberties of all Americans," says Grant McCallum of Barsuk Records. "Helping support the crucial work of the ACLU by releasing these new tracks felt like one way we could make a statement and help, and the artists involved were all excited to donate their work."

To download the album, visit this page.

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"  ...read more...

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.

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  ...read more...

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.

recent videos

Glitter (from Guppy)

Charly Bliss
“Glitter”
from Guppy

Liar Behind The Sun (from Dreaming The Dream)

Small Feet
“Liar Behind The Sun”
from Dreaming The Dream

Trouble With Boys (from Blanco)

David Bazan
“Trouble With Boys”
from Blanco

Wild Dreams (from Untitled (Five Tears))

Babes
“Wild Dreams”
from Untitled (Five Tears)

Two Kids (from Empire Builder)

Laura Gibson
“Two Kids”
from Empire Builder

Park Bench (from Golden Age)

Chris Staples
“Park Bench”
from Golden Age

on tour

David Bazan·more shows·
3 Mar GAINESVILLE, FL

Charly Bliss·more shows·
11 Mar SAVANNAH, GA

Cymbals Eat Guitars·more shows·
27 Feb BEZIRK-LANDSTRASSE, AUSTRIA

Death Cab for Cutie·more shows·
16 Mar RENO, NV

Laura Gibson·more shows·
15 Mar BIARRITZ, FRANCE

Nada Surf·more shows·
18 Mar BOSTON, MA

Phantogram·more shows·
11 Mar CHICAGO, IL

Chris Staples·more shows·
24 Mar SEATTLE, WA

Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter·more shows·
26 May SEATTLE, WA

current releases

bark169: Charly Bliss / Guppy

Charly Bliss
Guppy

CD / LP / CASSETTE   ·  OUT 21 APR 2017

bark166: Small Feet / Dreaming The Dream

Small Feet
Dreaming The Dream

DIGITAL

“Liar Behind The Sun”

bark165: Nada Surf / Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

Nada Surf
Peaceful Ghosts Live With Deutsches Filmorchester Babelsberg

CD / DIGITAL

“Out Of The Dark”

bark164: Chris Staples / Golden Age

Chris Staples
Golden Age

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“Golden Age”

bark163: David Bazan / Blanco

David Bazan
Blanco

CD / LP / DIGITAL / CASSETTE

“Trouble With Boys”

bark162: Laura Gibson / Empire Builder

Laura Gibson
Empire Builder

CD / LP / DIGITAL

“The Cause”