Love Ain't Enough
Even the Darkness Has Arms
Come in the Water
How the Heroine Dies
Bring Me Your Love
The Bear at the Window
Please Let Me Let it Go
‘Sleeping Operator’ represents an immense creative output. The group, featuring brothers Brad on guitar/vocals and Andrew on drums, classical harpist Sarah Pagé, and pianist/bassist Andrès Vial, recorded 40 tracks in the process of making this record. The 13 songs on ‘Sleeping Operator’ are meditative and explosive, exploring the far reaches of folk laced with West African influences, hypnotic modernist pulsing and beyond. While the record extends into cinematic and other-worldly territories, it maintains a campfire-like intimacy throughout.
The album was produced by The Barr Brothers and recorded and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Aimee Mann, Ray Lamontagne) in Montreal and Los Angeles. The band was joined by local neighborhood guests from Arcade Fire (Richard Reed Parry), Patrick Watson’s band, The Luyas, Bassekou Kouyate’s band and Little Scream along the way. Known for their unique orchestrations, the band used a plethora of instruments to embellish this album including a variety of horns, marimba, ngoni (West African stringed instrument), an instrument made by a fan called a cardboardium, hammered dulcimer, and pedal steel to make a sound that is sui generis.
Limited Edition Vinyl of 2015 EP Alta Falls is out April 29th on Secret City Records!
The Barr Brothers are thrilled to announce a string of headline tour dates, taking the band throughout the northeastern U.S. during the month of May. The Barr Brothers were also announced to play two festivals, Osheaga in Montreal and Meadowgrass in Colorado. All of these dates are in addition to the four U.S. tour dates this spring supporting My Morning Jacket, including a stop in Colorado at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. All dates are listed below. The Barr Brothers will also be releasing a limited edition 10" colored vinyl of their 2015 EP Alta Falls, which will be available for purchase on tour beginning April 27 and in stores on April 29.
To support today’s announcement, The Barr Brothers released a live video for their single “Love Ain’t Enough” from the previously released album Sleeping Operator (2014) . The video was recorded at a sold-out Le Métropolis in Montreal on November 4, 2014 and demonstrates the power of the band’s live show. Of the band’s live show, The Independent in the U.K. says that “playing with feverish, frenzied joy, each band member remains sharp and precise”.
The Barr Brothers' second album, Sleeping Operator, was released in late 2014 on Secret City Records and the band hasn't stopped working since, sharing stages with The War on Drugs, Shakey Graves, and Calexico among many others. From a feature interview with NPR's Weekend Edition, a Morning Becomes Eclectic performance on KCRW, and performances on CBS Saturday Morning and the Late Show with David Letterman, raves for the album and band were heard all over the world.
04.27.16 Oklahoma City OK @ The Criterion #
04.28.16 Houston TX @ Revention Music Center #
05.04.16 Portsmouth NH @ 3S Artspace
05.05.16 Providence RI @ Columbus Theatre
05.06.16 Woodstock NY @ Midnight Ramble at Levon Helm Studios
05.07.16 Burlington VT @ ArtsRiot
05.19.16 Portland ME @ Port City Music Hall
05.20.16 Bethlehem NH @ The Colonial Theatre
05.26.16 Indianapolis IN @ Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn #
05.28.16 Black Forest CO @ Meadowgrass Festival
05.29.16 Morrison CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
07.29-31.16 Montreal QC @ Osheaga
# with My Morning Jacket
Grand Événement TD
The Barr Brothers
Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
Tuesday June 30th
9h30 PM / FREE
Scène TD - Place des Festivals
The Barr Brothers had the good fortune to stop by for a chat and a session with the great "Whispering" Bob Harris at BBC Radio 2 last time they were in the UK.
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Click below to watch "Even The Darkness Has Arms"
Congratulations to The Barr Brothers for their nomination at the 2015 Juno Awards! Sleeping Operator is nominated in the Adult Alternative Album of the Year category alongside Jeremy Fisher, Bahamas, Jenn Grant and Leonard Cohen.
The winners will be announced on March 15th! Good luck!
THE BARR BROTHERS GET CRAFTY IN THEIR NEW VIDEO FOR "LOVE AIN'T ENOUGH"
Le clip, tout joli tout mignon, a nécessité plus de 2000 images pour être réalisé.
Dustin Grella a décidé d’utiliser un tableau, de la craie et de la peinture afin de mettre en images le voyage émotif qu’est la pièce Love Ain’t Enough, tirée de l’excellent album Sleeping Operator.
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