Upcoming Shows
Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart November 28, 2015
Salon IKSV, Istanbul (TR)
Patrick Watson November 28, 2015
Mexe Festival, Lisbon (Portugal)
Patrick Watson November 29, 2015
Casa de Musica, Porto (Portugal)
Emilie & Ogden December 02, 2015
Trou du Diable, Shawinigan QC
The Barr Brothers December 03, 2015
Salle André-Mathieu, Laval , QC
Emilie & Ogden December 03, 2015
Le Temps d’une Pinte, Trois-Rivières QC
Jesse Mac Cormack December 03, 2015
Le 1988 (Bars En Trans), Rennes (FR)
The Barr Brothers December 04, 2015
Salle Odyssee, Gatineau, QC
Emilie & Ogden December 04, 2015
Maison des Arts de Laval, Laval QC
The Barr Brothers December 05, 2015
Salle Jean-Louis-Milette, Longueuil, QC
Emilie & Ogden December 05, 2015
Vieux Bureau de Poste, Lévis QC
The Barr Brothers December 06, 2015
Theatre La Taverne, Saint-Casimir , QC
Jesse Mac Cormack December 06, 2015
Tivoli , Utrecht (NL)
Jesse Mac Cormack December 07, 2015
Trianon, Paris (FR)
The Barr Brothers December 08, 2015
LE CLUB Quartier Dix30, Brossard, QC
Jesse Mac Cormack December 08, 2015
Rich Mix, London (UK)
The Barr Brothers December 09, 2015
Centre Culturel de Riviere Du Loup, Riviere du Loup, QC
The Barr Brothers December 10, 2015
Theatre du Vieux-Terrebonne, Terrebonne, QC
Jesse Mac Cormack December 10, 2015
Le Bikini, Toulouse (FR)
Patrick Watson December 11, 2015
Irving Plaza, New York City, NY
The Barr Brothers December 11, 2015
Theatre Cegep de Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, QC
Jesse Mac Cormack December 11, 2015
La Cooperative de Mai, Clermont (FR)
Patrick Watson December 12, 2015
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA
The Barr Brothers December 12, 2015
Le Carre 150, Victoriaville
Patrick Watson December 12, 2015
Underground Arts, Philadelphia, PA (USA)
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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