They have now announced a much anticipated album – ‘Happy to be Here’ due for release on 3 May 2019 as well as a tour that will take them across the US as well Europe. For a taste, two new singles have been released, both of which are brilliant.
The latest release, ‘Darjeeling’ is a gorgeous wall of jangling sounds with the haunting, beautiful melodic vocals that epitomise the band’s unique sound:
Both euphoric and melancholic at the same time, this is simply a delivered promise of what is to come from one of the most intriguing bands around at the moment. There is a layered and nuanced instrumentation that belies an apparent simplicity – just like the endearing video itself.
Earlier release, Clovers is just as beautifully enigmatic and memorable:
Barrie are perfecting the art of the perfect pop song – tunes that become firmly entrenched in the brain with hooks and refrains that are monumental. It is shimmering dream pop at its best. I absolutely adore them.
Barrie are Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish, based in Brooklyn. ‘Happy to be Here’ can be pre-ordered here.The track list is:
2. Dark Tropical
9. Casino Run
Make sure you also listen their earlier EP ‘Singles’ – it’s a masterpiece.
The band is currently in the middle of an extensive tour including gigs in Europe – make sure you catch them:
Mar 09 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
Mar 10 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 11 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 12 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 16 – Dallas, TX @ Not So Fun Weekend #
Apr 24 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 26 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Apr 28 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Apr 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
May 02 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
May 03 – Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
May 04 – Stockholm, SE @ Södra Bar
May 06 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Cafe
May 07 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
May 10 – Bloomington, IN @ Granfalloon Festival ^
* w/ Miya Folick
# w/ Bad Bad Hats, The Beths
^ w/ Neko Case, Sudan Archives