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Ruler signs with Barsuk, premieres “Easy Life” video

Barsuk Records is super excited to welcome Ruler to the roster. The project of Seattle-based musician Matt Batey (best known for his work with Rocky Votolato and Cataldo), today Ruler premiered the new single "Easy Life" along with the track's music video at PopMatters. Watch/share the video here.

The band also recently released the single "Complicated Mind," with KEXP noting that "with Ruler's latest single... we can now pore over just how expertly crafted Batey's songwriting really is." KEXP goes on to hail Ruler's "totally life-affirming live shows." Listen to "Complicated Mind" here. 30 Nov 2017

“All I Want For Christmas Is You” by Charly Bliss

Amazon invited Charly Bliss to participate in their holiday song compilation, Indie for the Holidays, and the band chose the Mariah Carey classic, "All I Want for Christmas is You" which you can stream on NPR right now. Enjoy! 28 Nov 2017

Death Cab for Cutie unearths recording of very first show

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the first Death Cab for Cutie show. To commemorate the occasion, Ben Gibbard has unearthed the audio recording of the very first show. Available on Bandcamp to stream and purchase with all of the band's proceeds benefiting Seattle's Aurora Commons. 22 Nov 2017

Charly Bliss "Soft Serve" EP re-issue

We're excited to be reissuing Charly Bliss' debut 7" vinyl EP Soft Serve this Friday, November 17. The Soft Serve 7" is pressed on colored vanilla-with-sprinkles vinyl, limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and hand-numbered. Get yours here. 16 Nov 2017

Hibou west coast dates + cover

Hibou is back! The band hits the road with a full band today to play a select run of West Coast tour dates. Tickets on sale now.

Also available today is Hibou's cover of the classic track from The Killers, "Mr. Brightside". Check out Peter's take on the song via SoundCloud now. 15 Nov 2017

Phantogram ”Eyelid Movies“ out on cassette for Cassette Store Day

For Cassette Store Day this year (October 14th in the US), we've released Eyelid Movies, Phantogram's 2010 debut album, on cassette for the first time! A limited number of copies are available here, and all come with a download code. 16 Oct 2017

Scare U video and Soft Serve EP from Charly Bliss

Today, Charly Bliss have unveiled a special Friday the 13th treat, a music video for "Scare U." You can watch it at W Magazine.

The band is also excited to announce their debut EP Soft Serve will be reissued on vinyl November 17th. The Soft Serve 7-inch will be pressed on white vinyl with streaks of color (or vanilla with sprinkles), limited to 1,000 copies worldwide and hand-numbered. 13 Oct 2017

Nada Surf to tour America with Brand New

Nada Surf has announced plans to join Brand New as special guests on their sold out US headline tour. The dates begin October 15th at Detroit, MI's Fox Theater and then continue through the month. This is Nada Surf's first tour since Fall 2016 — for complete details, please see www.nadasurf.com/tour-dates. 26 Sep 2017

Charly Bliss release video, announce "Guppy: Issue One" comic + flexi

Today, NYC's Charly Bliss have released a music video for "DQ," one of the stand outs from their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy.

Additionally, the band has announced the release of Guppy: Issue One, a comic book featuring interpretations of each of the songs on Guppy, with contributions from Michael Deforge, Sadie Dupuis, Tuesday Bassen, and more. Guppy: Issue One, available for pre-order now, comes with an accompanying limited edition orange flexi-disc that features 2 previously unreleased songs: "Golden Age" and "Special." Guppy: Issue One is hand-numbered and limited to 500 worldwide and will be released in late October.

Charly Bliss have also announced fall tour dates that include a UK run, stops at High and Low, Pygmalion, Audiotree and Midpoint music festivals, a headlining show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY and dates with Death Cab for Cutie and Wolf Parade. Their magnetic live show is not to be missed. All dates can be found here. 29 Aug 2017

Lo Tom shares new single

Lo Tom is made up of David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Trey Many (Velour 100, Starflyer 59), TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, The Soft Drugs), and Jason Martin (Starflyer 59), friends who started playing music together when they were still pretty much kids. The band will release its self-titled debut LP, on July 14. Today, the band shared its second single, "Covered Wagon," viag NPR. 21 Jun 2017