NEW MUSIC: BARRIE - Singles
12 Oct 2018
BARRIE's debut 12" EP ‘Singles’ out today via Winspear.
Barrie, Dom, Noah, Sabine, and Spurge – collectively known as Barrie – release their 'Singles' EP today. It includes recently released tracks: "Michigan", "Tal Uno” & "Canyons". A
Listen to 'Singles' in full on Spotify, Bandcamp or Apple Music.
Barrie began releasing music together in the early months of 2018. Their first single, “Canyons," arrived in February, quickly resonating with fans of ambient, dreamy pop. It wasn’t until June that the group shared their second single “Tal Uno," a shimmering tune that recalls 80s synth tones and features haunting vocal melodies. The third and final single in the series, “Michigan,” also features a shift in production style, this time opting for the more traditional rock-band instrumentation of drums and guitar.
Collected together for a 12" release with Winspear, the 3 singles make up side A. For the B-Side of the record, the group wanted to involve the work of some friends from the Brooklyn house and techno community. FaltyDL & Shura, who Barrie met through The Lot Radio, handled a downtempo remix of “Canyons," while Brother Michael, a long-time friend and engineer, remixed “Michigan."
Converging upon Brooklyn from all over the world, most of the band initially met via their involvement with The Lot Radio, a Brooklyn-based online radio station. A friend from The Lot found Barrie’s music online and approached Spurge and Noah (who both DJ at The Lot) about forming a band with Barrie. With the addition of the fresh-from-London-drummer, Dom (of Is Tropical), the band was nearly formed. The last hill to climb was finding a bassist. The answer… setting up a Tinder profile to track one down. Sabine, Brazil via Berlin, swiped right, and Barrie was born.
WHAT THEY SAY
"Your new favorite dream pop band from all over the world" - THE FADER
"A wistful, swaying dream-pop gem that twinkles like hazy city lights on a late-night cruise down Mullholland Drive" - Gorilla vs. Bear
"Groovy, dreamy haze that’s easy to fall for" - Stereogum
“Packed with zest and flavour, 'Michigan' is a real treat.” - CLASH
“They’ve already impressed with a slew of ambient pop tracks. On their latest, ‘Michigan’, the band whip up a daze-y dream.” - DIY
“Barrie return with another dreamlike masterclass” - The Line of Best Fit (on Michigan)
“A band already fully-formed, with luscious production and smoothly interlocking dynamics.” - The 405
“A dream pop gem, carrying a psychedelic jazz undercurrent that feels both part of the present musical wave and completely unique in equal measure.” - Crack