Lo Tom shares new single . . .
21 Jun 2017
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," via NPR.
Charly Bliss release "Westermarck" video . . .
13 Jun 2017
NYC's Charly Bliss have released a music video for "Westermarck," a stand out from their critically acclaimed debut album, Guppy. Billboard, who premiered the video today, are saying it "captures summer camp in all its nostalgic, carefree glory."
Guppy recently got "Best Albums Of The Year So Far" accolades from Billboard, Stereogum, SPIN, Consequence of Sound and UPROXX.
Charly Bliss have also announced a UK run and a Brooklyn, NY show at Music Hall of Williamsburg in September. The band is currently on tour and have dates with Death Cab For Cutie, Pup and Kevin Devine. Their energetic and magnetic live show is not to be missed.
David Bazan, Jason Martin, TW Walsh & Trey Many team up on new project . . .
10 May 2017
We're thrilled to finally announce the debut of Lo Tom! Lo Tom is the super-group of talented veteran musicians David Bazan (Pedro the Lion), Trey Many (Velour 100, Starflyer 59), TW Walsh (Pedro the Lion, The Soft Drugs) and Jason Martin (Starflyer 59). Head over to Paste Magazine to hear their new track "Overboard".
Lo Tom's self-titled debut is out July 14th. Pre-order the record here.
David Bazan covers Protomartyr song for "Our First 100 Days" . . .
27 Apr 2017
The people behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the recent US election have continued with "Our First 100 Days", releasing a new song every day for the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. David Bazan contributed a cover of Protomartyr's "The Devil in His Youth" listen here (Bazan's is the 97th track).
Charly Bliss share Guppy album stream via NPR First Listen . . .
13 Apr 2017
Today, NYC's Charly Bliss have shared the album stream for their anticipated debut album, Guppy. NPR First Listen, who premiered the stream are saying it's "a record that captures the yearning angst and spitting anger of youth and details feeling rootless and restless while coming of age. Guppy is one of those ecstatically empowering records you'll return to again and again." Guppy is available for pre-order now and due out on April 21st.
The band is hitting the road at the end of the month and have tour dates with Upset, Yucky Duster and See Through Dresses. Their energetic live show is not to be missed. All dates here.
Charly Bliss release "Black Hole" video . . .
06 Apr 2017
NYC's Charly Bliss have released a video for "Black Hole," the latest from their anticipated debut album, Guppy. Nylon, who premiered the video, said the song has "pitch perfect vocals ringing out over the beautiful chaos of shredding and banging." The Matilda-style video stars sibling band members Eva and Sam's one and a half year old cousins. Guppy is available for pre-order now and due out on April 21st.
The band is currently on tour and have dates with Operators, Upset, Yucky Duster and See Through Dresses. Their energetic live show is not to be missed. All dates can be found here.
Benjamin Gibbard to perform at famed Davies Symphony Hall . . .
27 Mar 2017
Death Cab for Cutie's Benjamin Gibbard has unveiled plans for a special show at San Francisco's famed Davies Symphony Hall on June 8. Joining Gibbard on this one-of-a-kind evening will be Thao of The Get Down Stay Down. This marks the first time the veteran musician will play the legendary venue, where fans can expect to enjoy Gibbard's solo work as well as classic Death Cab for Cutie and Postal Service songs. Tickets are on sale now here.
Charly Bliss release "Percolator" video . . .
16 Mar 2017
NYC's Charly Bliss have released a video for "Percolator," the latest from their anticipated debut album, Guppy. The FADER, who premiered the video, are calling it "sweet and goofy" and saying "Charly Bliss are like real-life superheroes, out here embracing their feelings like it's the most punk rock thing ever." Guppy is available for pre-order now and due out April 21st.
The band has also shared Spring tour dates that includes a stop at SXSW and shows with Operators, Upset, Yucky Duster and See Through Dresses. All dates available here.
Ra Ra Riot "Need Your Light: Remix EP" Out Today . . .
03 Mar 2017
It's hard to believe it's already been a year since Ra Ra Riot released their acclaimed album Need Your Light, featuring the indie hits "Water" and "Absolutely". On the album's anniversary, the band pronounced 2017 the #YearOfAbsolutely and began releasing a series of four remixes, which have now been assembled to form the Need Your Light: Remix EP, out today and available digitally everywhere.
Also, the band is excited to announce a 10th anniversary show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 22nd. In celebration of the event, the band will play their self-titled debut EP Ra Ra Riot, released July 10, 2007, from start to finish for the first and only time. All ticket holders will receive a limited edition remastered CD of the original EP and some special merchandise items will be for sale and only available at this show. Tickets for the show are available here.
Charly Bliss on Barsuk . . .
07 Feb 2017
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.
RIP Say Hi 2002-2017 . . .
06 Feb 2017
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 album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Bazan with Richard Swift. Pre-order direct from Undertow.
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 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.