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Barrie Share Video for New Song “Darjeeling”

Happy to Be Here Due Out May 3 via Winspear

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Brooklyn five-piece Barrie are releasing their debut album, Happy to Be Here, on May 3 via Winspear. Previously they shared its lead single, “Clovers” (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Now they have shared another song from the album, “Darjeeling,” via a video for the song. Zach Stone and Madeline Leshner produced and directed the video, which finds the band at a huge stately home. Watch it 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: “The opening line of the song - ‘the city towed my car the first night I got in’ - is true; my car got towed when I first moved to New York. The first night I hung out with Spurge and Noah, we went to this warehouse party in Bushwick on the train tracks, which was totally new to me. My car was in Manhattan, and when I went back to find it at 3 a.m. it was gone. So I walked along the West Side highway to the impound lot. At 4 a.m. it was this eerie wasteland of abandoned cars. It was in the honeymoon phase of moving to New York and I remember feeling very happy and surreal in the tow lot. I’ve had a lot of experiences like that in the city, and I think I had that feeling in mind with this song - it’s kind of a collection of those vignettes.”

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:

3/05/19 - Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
3/06/19 - Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
3/07/19 - Nashville, TN @ The High Watt *
3/08/19 - Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
3/09/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
3/12/19 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk (All Are Welcome Day Party)
3/12/19 - Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn (C3 B+Q’s BBQ)
03/13/19 - Austin, TX @ The Fader Fort
3/13/19 - Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Ground Control Touring)
3/14/19 - Austin, TX @ Hotel San Jose (South By San Jose)
3/14/19 - Austin, TX @ Las Perlas (Gorilla vs. Bear)
3/15/19 - Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (AdHoc)
3/16/19 - Dallas, TX @ Not So Fun Wknd #
3/23/19 - Queens, NY @ Other Music & MoMA PS1: Come Together 2019
4/10/19 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
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/ Miya Folick
# w/ The Beths, Bad Bad Hats
^ w/ Hand Habits, Tasha
& w/ Neko Case, Sudan Archives
% w/ Tin Armor, Free Cake For Every Creature

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