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Barrie Share New Song “Geology”

Happy to Be Here Due Out May 3 via Winspear

Apr 22, 2019 Barrie
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Brooklyn five-piece Barrie are releasing their debut album, Happy to Be Here, on May 3 via Winspear. Now they have shared another song from the album, “Geology,” which is another pleasing slice of the dream pop pie. Listen below, followed by the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Barrie’s leader Barrie Lindsay had this to say about the song in a press release: “I wrote this song in 2015, a few months after I bought my first guitar. I was listening to Best Coast on Song Exploder talking about ‘Feeling Ok.’ Bethany Cosentino said she was inspired by ‘90s movies soundtracks like Clueless, She’s All That, 10 Things I Hate About You. It blew my mind because I loved that music but didn’t realize you could take it seriously. That’s where ‘Geology’ came from.”

Previously they shared its lead single, “Clovers” (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Then they shared another song from the album, “Darjeeling,” via a video for the song (it was also one of our Songs of the Week), which was followed by “Saturated.”

Lindsay wrote the album’s songs late at night alone in her apartment, plays various instruments on the album (guitar, piano, synth, and bass), and co-produced the album with Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Solange, Grizzly Bear). But Barrie is not simply a solo project, the band also features Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Noah Prebish, and Sabine Holler, who had to record her backing vocals remotely from Germany due to visa issues. The band members are from all over, having previously lived in Boston, Baltimore, Upstate New York, London, and São Paulo via Berlin, but came together in New York. The band’s pleasing dream pop/indie pop that would appeal to fans of Yumi Zouma.

“The scaffolding of this album is moving to New York and finding these people that make up the band,” Barrie says in a press release. “We’re very different, but we cover each other’s gaps personally and creatively, and are eager to learn from each other.”

Barrie Tour Dates:

4/24/19 - Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
4/26/19 - London, UK @ Moth Club
4/28/19 - Manchester, UK @ YES
4/29/19 - Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
5/01/19 - Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
5/02/19 - Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
5/03/19 - Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
5/04/19 - Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Bar
5/06/19 - Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Cafe
5/07/19 - Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
5/10/19 - Bloomington, IN @ Granfalloon Festival &
5/11/19 - Columbus, OH @ Flyover Fest %

& w/ Neko Case, Sudan Archives
% w/ Tin Armor, Free Cake For Every Creature

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