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current releases

bark192: Charly Bliss / Supermoon
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bark189: The Prom / Demos 2003
  • Rock Lies
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bark188: Death Cab for Cutie / The Blue E.P.
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bark187: Hibou / Halve
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news

Barsuk announces The Book of Hylas

Barsuk is honored to announce the release of The Book of Hylas, available for pre-order today and on digital services Friday. Written by Peter Caws, University Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at The George Washington University and father of Nada Surf's Matthew Caws, The Book of Hylas is a set of meditations on life and how to live it.

Accompanying the text are drawings by award-winning illustrator and comic artist, Line Hoven (Love Looks Away), an Introduction by Matthew Caws, and a 10" vinyl recording of the author reading his meditations set to gorgeous music by Boston-based Parkington Sisters. Everything is bound together in a beautiful foil-stamped linen hardcover book, available in a numbered edition of 500 copies worldwide.

In advance of the recordings' digital release this Friday, you can hear the audio and see the illustrations now and pre-order the physical edition. Orders of the hardbound physical edition are expected to ship in early December. 07 Nov 2019

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Charly Bliss release new EP

Charly Bliss just announced and released their new EP, Supermoon. The EP is a collection of songs written during the sessions for their 2019 critically acclaimed sophomore LP, Young Enough. The Supermoon EP includes the previously released single "Heaven," which Pitchfork awarded their coveted 'Best New Track' distinction and called "expansive pop-rock that demands repeat listens."

Supermoon is available on streaming services now, while a physical version (on clear and blue vinyl) is available for pre-order to ship in late January via Barsuk. 30 Oct 2019

Charly Bliss on Tiny Desk!

Watch the band's Tiny Desk Concert at NPR Music, with strings by DC's rogue collective. 09 Oct 2019

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New video from Common Holly

"Common Holly has turned a silly lyrical experiment into a delicately heartbreaking ballad for all of the anxious romantics out there."

Watch Common Holly's new video for "Crazy OK" premiering at NYLON today! When I say to you Black Lightning is out this Friday, October 18 — order your copy now! 15 Oct 2019

Common Holly's "Measured"

Listen to Common Holly's new track, "Measured", premiering at FLOOD Magazine. Their upcoming album When I say to you Black Lightning is out October 18. 17 Sep 2019

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Hibou remix and tour

Hibou is touring Europe – tickets go on sale this Thursday. In the meantime, you can listen to the new Slow Magic remix of Hibou's "Inside Illumination", available here. 08 Oct 2019

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The Prom "Demos 2003" Out Today

We are honored to announce the release of The Prom's Demos 2003 EP – a collection of previously unreleased tracks by the indie-rock favorites of early aughts' Pacific Northwest.

The group of melancholic Seattle-based indie rockers were likened to everyone from Grandaddy to Paul McCartney to their Omaha, NE hometown contemporaries, Bright Eyes. Throughout the early 2000s, they toured with Death Cab for Cutie, The Long Winters, Carissa's Wierd, Starflyer 59, and became known for lending irreverent wit and infectious energy to their live shows, contrasting with the beautiful sincerity and often somber tones of their music.

Friends and loved ones were heartbroken by news of bandleader James Mendenhall's unexpected passing in January of 2019. James was an exceptionally talented pianist, composer and songwriter, and a wonderful human being.

The Prom Demos 2003 EP is available digitally everywhere. Watch the official lyric video for EP track "Rock Lies", created by band member Justin Wilmore using original 2003 tour footage. 04 Oct 2019

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Chris Staples tour

Catch Chris Staples live on his Living Room show tour this fall! Find tickets for all dates here. 19 Sep 2019

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on tour

Charly Bliss

14 NovPhiladelphia PA  @ Foundry

Common Holly

26 NovMontreal CANADA  @ Casa del Popolo

Death Cab for Cutie

24 FebSeattle WA  @ Showbox at The Market

Benjamin Gibbard

20 DecSeattle WA  @ Washington Hall

Hibou

28 JanBristol UNITED KINGDOM  @ Crofters Rights

Maps & Atlases

20 NovMilwaukee WI  @ Rave

Nada Surf

14 JanSeattle WA  @ Neptune Theater

Phantogram

16 NovMexico City MEXICO  @ Corona Capital

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