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current releases

bark183: Charly Bliss / Young Enough
OUT 10 MAY 2019
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bark181: Small Feet / With Psychic Powers
OUT 29 MAR 2019
  • Let The Guys Down
bark178: Laura Gibson / Goners
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bark176: Active Bird Community / Amends
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bark179: Steady Holiday / Nobody's Watching
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news

Charly Bliss share "Chatroom" video

Today, Charly Bliss have shared a video for "Chatroom", the second single from their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough. Jezebel, who debuted the Maegan Houang-directed video today and spoke with the band's Eva Hendricks, are calling it "rage therapy through pop music".

Of the song Hendricks says, "I was sexually assaulted by someone I dated and I wrote 'Chatroom,' and most of Young Enough, as a way of processing that experience and explaining it to myself. 'Chatroom' is a song about reaching ecstatic joy through consuming rage. Simply put, it's a colossal 'fuck you' and a celebration of reaching the point of a 'fuck you' that isn't diluted by self-blame or apologies.

"I feel so lucky to have worked with Maegan Houang on this video. I felt an immediate sense of mutual trust, and she produced a treatment that directly addresses the themes of trauma, misogyny and mind control without resorting to a literal representation of the lyrics. It's tonally the darkest video we've ever made, and I think it anchors the intent of song which might otherwise be obscured by the fact that it's also our most direct foray into larger-than-life pop music."

Young Enough is available for pre-order now and due out May 10. Additionally, Charly Bliss has announced an extensive North American headlining tour this summer and European tour in May. 06 Mar 2019

Charly Bliss announce new album, premiere video for "Capacity"

Charly Bliss have announced their highly anticipated new album, Young Enough, with a video for its lead single "Capacity". The band spoke with The FADER about the forthcoming album and said "Capacity" is "an anti-people pleaser anthem, and the whole album is a celebration of extreme, expedited growth. The songs are about a really dark, difficult moment in my life, and how it feels to come out at the other end of something like that. Sometimes, in order to grow you have to take stock of your behavior and thought patterns, as well as people who once served you but don't anymore." Young Enough is available for pre-order now, and out May 10th. 06 Feb 2019

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Benjamin Gibbard Record Store Day single

For Record Store Day 2019, we'll be releasing Benjamin Gibbard's Me and Magdalena / The Concept, an entry from the Fug Yep Soundation series.

The 7" single features two unreleased tracks taken from separate sessions Gibbard did with Richard Swift, the renowned singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who tragically passed away in 2018. Net proceeds will go to the Swift family and two incredible organizations, MusiCares and Music Support UK. More info at recordstoreday.com. 01 Mar 2019

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Small Feet "With Psychic Powers"

With Psychic Powers, the sophomore effort from Swedish artist Small Feet, is due March 29. In anticipation of the upcoming release Brooklyn Vegan is premiering the album's first single, "Let the Guys Down." Listen to the track at Brooklyn Vegan.

Recorded over the winter of 2017-18 at frontman and songwriter Simon Stålhamre's own Studio Kvastis in Stockholm, the album marks a move in a more experimental direction from Stålhamre's critically acclaimed debut full-length, 2015's From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like the Ocean which received praise from The New York Times, NPR/WXPN's "World Café," Clash, MOJO, KEXP and many more while earning Stålhamre positive comparisons to Neil Young and Jason Molina. 31 Jan 2019

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Active Bird Community premieres new track via Stereogum

Brooklyn-based Active Bird Community today shared a new track "Somewhere ft. Samia" via Stereogum. ABC's lead guitarist Andrew Wolfson says, "'Somewhere' is a song about escapism. I wrote it during a time in my life when I experienced the most intense effects of alcoholism and depression. I'm happy to say I've been alcohol-free for over a year and I plan to spend the rest of my life that way. I feel extremely lucky to have had Samia breathe new life into this song and help turn it into something of its own." Samia adds, "'Somewhere' is so powerfully sincere. Andrew's voice is heartbreaking and his lyrics are, somehow, ambiguous without leaving anything unsaid. It's an honor to sing on this song and to know this band."

The new collaborative single follows the release of Active Bird Community's latest album Amends, and an extensive North American headlining tour with Samia supporting last fall. The band has also announced their next and biggest headlining hometown show to date at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on March 2nd. They're currently on tour with Charly Bliss. 17 Jan 2019

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Laura Gibson premieres self-directed video for "I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me"

Laura Gibson premiered her new video for "I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me," off her acclaimed album Goners, via Brooklyn Vegan. Directed by Gibson herself, the video was shot over two days across her home state of Oregon, from the forest near Portland, to the Alvord Desert in the Southeastern corner of the state.

Gibson has also been named a curator for the Joyful Noise Recordings White Label Series that highlights favorite unknown or under-appreciated artists (other 2019 curators include St Vincent, Julianna Barwick, Circuit des Yeux, Prince Rama, Sondra Lerche, Thurston Moore, Yonatan Gat). She has selected Kele Goodwin's 2010 album, Hymns, which has never been issued on vinyl and will be released via the series next month. Gibson and Goodwin will be performing two special Oregon shows to celebrate the release, on March 21st in Sisters and March 23rd in Portland.

Gibson is currently on the road in support of Goners. 16 Jan 2019

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Barsuk's 20th and Mary's Place

Hundreds of families are outside in the cold and wet in Seattle each night. Mary's Place is an organization that provides safe, inclusive shelter and services to support women, children and families on their journey out of homelessness. For our 20th anniversary, Barsuk is committed to raising money to help bring homeless moms, dads, and kids inside to shelter — join us to help our neighbors in need by checking out Mary's Place and using the 'Give Now' button. Thanks for your support! 10 Dec 2018

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on tour

Active Bird Community

9 MayColumbus OH  @ Rumba

Charly Bliss

3 MayAmsterdam NETHERLANDS  @ Cinetol

Death Cab for Cutie

29 MarLas Vegas NV  @ Joint/Hard Rock Hotel

Laura Gibson

21 MarSisters OR  @ Suttle Lodge & Boathouse

Maps & Atlases

26 AprNottingham UNITED KINGDOM  @ Nottingham Contemporary

Phantogram

2 JunCamden NJ  @ BB&T Pavilion

Ra Ra Riot

3 MayLong Beach CA  @ Just Like Heaven Fest

Small Feet

3 AprLeipzig GERMANY  @ Horns Erben

Chris Staples

22 MarSan Francisco CA  @ Living Room Show

Steady Holiday

13 AprIndio CA  @ Coachella

recent videos

Laura Gibson
I Don't Want Your Voice To Move Me
from Goners

Small Feet
May It Always Be

Small Feet
Saying Nothing On The Phone