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The Barr Brothers October 25, 2014
Beach House, Bangor (UK)
The Barr Brothers October 26, 2014
Sligo Live Ireland, Sligo (IE)
The Barr Brothers October 28, 2014
Voodoo Rooms, Edingurgh (UK)
The Barr Brothers October 29, 2014
Hare & Hounds, Birmingham (UK)
The Barr Brothers October 31, 2014
BIME Festival, Bilboa (Spain)
The Barr Brothers November 05, 2014
Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, ON
The Barr Brothers November 06, 2014
Metropolis, Montreal, QC
Thus Owls November 06, 2014
Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik (IS)
The Barr Brothers November 07, 2014
Theatre Granada , Sherbrooke, QC
Thus Owls November 07, 2014
Iceland Airwaves Festival, Reykjavik (IS)
The Barr Brothers November 08, 2014
Imperial de Quebec , Quebec City, QC
The Barr Brothers November 11, 2014
9th Ward at Babeville, Buffalo, NY
The Barr Brothers November 12, 2014
The Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
Basia Bulat November 12, 2014
The Isabel, Kingston, ON
The Barr Brothers November 13, 2014
Woodlands Tavern, Columbus, OH
The Barr Brothers November 14, 2014
Empty Bottle , Chicago, IL
The Barr Brothers November 15, 2014
Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
The Barr Brothers November 18, 2014
Sixth & I Historic Synagogue (Downstairs), Washington, DC
The Barr Brothers November 19, 2014
Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA
The Barr Brothers November 21, 2014
Bowery Ballroom, NYC, NY
Plants and Animals November 21, 2014
The Grad Club, Kingston, ON
The Barr Brothers November 22, 2014
The Sinclair, Cambridge, MA
Plants and Animals November 22, 2014
The Grad Club, Kingston, ON
Basia Bulat November 26, 2014
Maison des Arts de Laval, Laval, QC
Basia Bulat November 27, 2014
Salle Albert-Dumouchel, Valleyfield, QC
June 11, 2014

New Barr Brothers Album - Sleeping Operator out this fall



The Barr Brothers are thrilled to announce the release of their long-awaited follow-up, the intense and expansive ‘Sleeping Operator,’ out October 7 on Secret City Records.

‘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.

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