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The Barr Brothers July 15, 2016
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Emilie & Ogden July 16, 2016
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Suuns July 17, 2016
Dour Festival, Dour, Belgium
Basia Bulat July 17, 2016
River & Sky Festival, Field, Canada
Patrick Watson July 17, 2016
Forecastle Festival, Louisville, KY
Basia Bulat July 19, 2016
Stratford Summer Festival, Stratford, ON
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.

Upcoming Releases
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Jesse Mac Cormack

After The Glow

SCR057 LP

September 16, 2016

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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