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.
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.
...But what started out as a plan for a one-take video featuring nothing but cardboard soon expanded into a month-long project, ultimately requiring 50 cardboard cutouts, 15 paintings and 2100 frames of animation to complete.
When David Letterman jokes that he wants to move to Montreal and manage your band, you know you’re doing something right.
SINGER-SONGWRITER BRAD BARR tackles some serious issues, such as the hell of addiction, on Sleeping Operator, the recently released sophomore album from the Barr Brothers.
“I’m open to whatever anyone wants to call it,” he says. “I have a hard enough time describing it to anybody; I welcome any categorization that anyone has. But at the same time, I also plan on trying to obliterate that categorization.”
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