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current releases

bark190: Common Holly / When I Say To You Black Lightning
OUT 18 OCT 2019
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bark188: Death Cab for Cutie / The Blue E.P.
OUT 06 SEP 2019
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bark187: Hibou / Halve
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bark186: Chris Staples / Holy Moly
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bark183: Charly Bliss / Young Enough
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news

Death Cab for Cutie announce "The Blue EP"

Death Cab for Cutie has officially announced the release of their upcoming EP, The Blue EP, out September 6. The announcement comes with the release of first track, "Kids in '99", written as a tribute to the three people who lost their lives in the 1999 Bellingham Olympic Pipeline explosion, "a tragedy that really affected me while we were living in Bellingham," in the words of Ben Gibbard, who adds, "After all these years I felt it was worthy of its own folk song."

This past Friday, the band received critical acclaim for "Do You Remember," a track from Chance the Rapper's highly-anticipated new album ("The Big Day") on which they are featured. TIME highlighted the track in their "5 Best Songs of the Week," exclaiming: "On 'Do You Remember,' a laid-back, nostalgic jam, rock band Death Cab for Cutie shows up to set a dreamy, throwback mood." The band recently wrapped the latest leg of their North American headline tour, including performances at iconic venues from New York's Forest Hills to a sold-out show at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The final leg of the tour will include stops in San Diego, Portland, and Redmond, WA as well as highly-anticipated shows at Sonoma Harvest Music Festival and LA's Hollywood Bowl. This past weekend, Death Cab for Cutie performed at the annual Fuji Rock Festival, held at Naeba Ski Resort in Niigata Prefecture, Japan. 30 Jul 2019

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Hibou's "Halve" out now!

Hibou's new album Halve is out today! The project of Seattle's own Peter Michel is a characteristically ethereal record filled with swooning, hazy reflections on loss, love, nostalgia, and joy from a 10,000 foot view.

Watch the mesmerizing new video for "An Hour Of Vision", filmed at local venue Chop Suey. Hibou played a hometown record release show to a full house on Wednesday, and now is off on a tour throughout the US. Check out the list of tour dates here! 26 Jul 2019

Hibou announces new album, premieres new single via KEXP

Hibou, the project of Seattle's Peter Michel, is thrilled to announce their new album Halve, out July 26. The band premiered the first single, "Inside Illumination", via KEXP who called the song "as deeply textured as it is deeply personal."

If "Inside Illumination" only slightly quenched your thirst for new Hibou music, never fear! Keep your eye on your favorite streaming services where the band will be releasing one song a week off Halve from now until the record's July 26 release date. Halve is an album full of complex but precisely layered melodies – on which Michel plays every instrument and produced entirely himself. The outcome is a work filled with swooning, hazy reflections on loss, love, nostalgia, and joy from a 10,000 foot view.

The band has also announced a string of US tour dates starting July 24 in their hometown of Seattle. 29 May 2019

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Welcome Common Holly

We are thrilled to welcome Common Holly, the one-woman project of Montreal's Brigitte Naggar, to the Barsuk family! Her beautiful new album When I say to you Black Lightning will be out on October 18. A follow-up to her striking 2017 debut Playing House, the new album is "a look outward; an exploration of the ways in which we all experience pain, fear and self-delusion, and how we can learn to confront those feelings with boldness".

A video for the first single "Central Booking" premiered this week at The FADER, who called it "the touching story of a flailing tube man".

Pre-order When I say to you Black Lightning (out October 18) now. 24 Jul 2019

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Chris Staples gives us "World On Fire" video

Chris Staples premiered a new video today via CLASH MUSIC. His album, Holy Moly is out tomorrow, June 28. 27 Jun 2019

Lyric video for Chris Staples "Holy Moly"

Check out the new lyric video for the title track to Chris Staples upcoming album, Holy Moly, which premiered today on American Songwriter. The album is due June 28, but you can pre-order it (and a new t-shirt) now! 16 May 2019

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"Young Enough" by Charly Bliss out today

Charly Bliss have released their highly anticipated sophomore album, Young Enough. To celebrate the album, Charly Bliss launched CBTV, a 24-hour streaming channel featuring the band's original reality TV show Ignorance is Bliss, behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Young Enough, a cooking show, never-before-seen home videos, a drunken retelling of the history of Charly Bliss, CBTV's Cribs, and much more.

Charly Bliss are out on tour now — find a full list of dates here, including their recently added dates in Canada with band pals PUP, and a show at New York's Radio City Music Hall supporting CHVRCHES. 10 May 2019

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on tour

Charly Bliss

31 AugPhiladelphia PA  @ Made in America Festival

Death Cab for Cutie

5 SepVancouver CANADA  @ Malkin Bowl

Laura Gibson

27 AugJoseph OR  @ Music for Wild Places

Hibou

20 AugPortland OR  @ Liquor Store

Nada Surf

12 SepBarcelona SPAIN  @ Sala Upload

Phantogram

20 AugBellvue CO  @ Mishawaka Ampitheatre

Chris Staples

6 SepElizabethtown NY  @ Otis Mountain

recent videos

Hibou
An Hour Of Vision
from Halve

Chris Staples
World On Fire
from Holy Moly

Chris Staples
Old Friend
from Holy Moly

Charly Bliss
Young Enough
from Young Enough

Charly Bliss
Hard To Believe
from Young Enough