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Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO
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Ideal Bar, Copenhagen, Denmark
Plants and Animals May 31, 2016
Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London, UK
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Festival YEAH, Lourmarin, France
Suuns June 04, 2016
Noumatrouff, Mulhouse, France
Thus Owls June 04, 2016
La Vitrola, Montreal, QC
Basia Bulat June 05, 2016
Field Trip, Toronto, Canada
Plants and Animals June 05, 2016
Field Trip, Toronto, Canada
Plants and Animals June 08, 2016
Schubas, Chicago, IL
Suuns June 08, 2016
Monk, Rome, Italy
Basia Bulat June 08, 2016
Largo at the Coronet, Los Angeles, CA
Plants and Animals June 09, 2016
7th St. Entry, Minneapolis, MN
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.

Current Releases
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The Barr Brothers

Alta Falls (2015)

SCR044 LP DIGITAL EP

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Suuns

Hold/Still (2016)

SCR055 LPX LP CD

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