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Hibou's new single, Désir

Hibou, the critically acclaimed dream-pop project of Seattle's Peter Michel, has released a lush new French language single Désir featuring French artist LUHA, available today at digital services everywhere.

"In the winter of 2020 Hibou performed at Supersonic, a venue in the 12th arrondissement of Paris," recalls Michel. "The show was one of those beautiful moments where I felt like I had made all the right choices to be on stage amongst such loving people. After our set, I was introduced to LUHA and was quickly drawn to her music."

"When the pandemic hit and I was unable to return to France, I began writing lyrics in French to aid me in my patience," he explained. "I'm thrilled to have had LUHA contribute to 'Désir'. Her presence sits at the core of the song." 19 Feb 2021

Death Cab for Cutie's The Georgia E.P.

From a video message released this morning by the band:

Because we are so happy with the results of the recent Georgia runoff elections, we have decided to release our EP 'The Georgia E.P.' – originally released on Bandcamp for 24 hours in early December – today on all streaming services, so that everybody can take a listen to it. It will also be available soon on peach vinyl, which we're all very excited about.

It's an EP of covers of acts from Georgia including Neutral Milk Hotel, Vic Chesnutt, R.E.M., TLC, and Cat Power, and we had a blast making it.

We raised over $100K for voting rights organization Fair Fight, which we've always been big supporters of; we're really stoked. So, we hope you enjoy it and we hope to see you guys in person very soon!

The EP is available now on streaming services, while the vinyl version is available here for pre-order. 13 Jan 2021

Nada Surf livestream for 15th Anniversary of The Weight Is A Gift

In 2005, Nada Surf released their follow-up to the seminal album Let Go. Titled The Weight Is A Gift, it quickly became a classic in its own right. Recently, we discovered a vintage broadcast of a stellar show from The Weight Is A Gift tour's February 2006 stop at Los Angeles' Henry Fonda Theater. Barsuk and Nada Surf are pleased to present free livestreams of the original broadcast, in all its non-widescreen glory, on Monday December 21st at 4pm ET / 1pm PT at Nada Surf's Facebook Page and on Tuesday, December 22nd at 4pm ET / 1pm PT at Nada Surf's YouTube Page. 14 Dec 2020

Yellow Ostrich "The Mistress" 10th Anniversary

Yellow Ostrich has returned! In celebration of the band's beloved 2011 debut album The Mistress, we're excited to announce The Mistress (10th Anniversary Edition). In anticipation, Yellow Ostrich founder Alex Schaaf will perform The Mistress in its entirety on Thursday, December 10, at 9:30pm ET / 6:30pm PT via a free livestream, viewable at Yellow Ostrich's Facebook page, the Barsuk YouTube page, or Barsuk's Instagram. This all heralds the return of Yellow Ostrich, who are working on new music for release on Barsuk in 2021.

The Mistress (10th Anniversary Edition) will include the original 10-track album, plus a 28-track download including all three 2011 Barsuk bonus tracks, four previously unreleased b-sides, an early alternate version of the hit "WHALE", plus 10 covers (recorded in 2010) of songs that inspired founder Alex Schaaf during the writing and recording of The Mistress: songs by Beach House, Jon Brion, Dirty Projectors, The National, Joanna Newsom, The Replacements, The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Tallest Man on Earth, Sharon Van Etten, and Yeasayer.

The vinyl release, which has been out of print for years, will be pressed on limited-edition yellow vinyl with black splatter, available for pre-order now and will ship in the spring of 2021. A digital release of the deluxe anniversary edition will arrive in early 2021. 03 Dec 2020

Never Not Together (Deluxe Edition)

Nada Surf have released a deluxe version of their latest album Never Not Together, available here and at digital retailers everywhere. It includes three previously unreleased songs recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales during the Never Not Together sessions, plus an epic strings-and-chorale version of the standout "Looking for You," and three alternate recordings of the hit "So Much Love," (including French- and Spanish-language versions). 13 Nov 2020

Nada Surf announces Never Not Together deluxe edition

Nada Surf today premiered the powerful music film for "Just Wait", an extended visual interpretation of one of many highlights found on their acclaimed LP Never Not Together. An ambitious, evocative collaboration with award-winning filmmaker Mark Pellington, "Just Wait" is streaming now at YouTube.

In other extended-version news, an official Deluxe Edition of Never Not Together will be available at digital and streaming services Friday, November 13. The newly expanded collection is heralded by the brand new track, "Stories Going 'Round," recorded last year at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Monmouthshire, Wales during the Never Not Together sessions and available now. The deluxe edition also includes two other never-heard-before songs as well as versions of the hit "So Much Love" in French and Spanish. 22 Oct 2020

Ra Ra Riot releases The Orchard 10th Anniversary Edition

Ten years ago today, Ra Ra Riot released their sophomore album The Orchard. In celebration of the anniversary, the band is excited to release The Orchard (10th Anniversary Edition), an expanded version of the record that features b-sides and alternate versions of songs from the album, some of which have not been available on digital services before or have never before been heard.

Highlights include vintage remixes of the album's biggest hit "Boy" by RAC and fan-favorite "Too Dramatic" by Anamanaguchi, and a cover of the 1971 Sparks deep cut "Saccharine and the War".

The Orchard (10th Anniversary Edition) is now available digitally worldwide. 24 Aug 2020

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