BARRIE debut album 'Happy To Be Here' out today on Winspear!

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- Debut album 'Happy To Be Here' released today via Winspear
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"Something tells us their visceral jams are going to be sticking around for a while." - Crack

"Jangly, summertime guitar pop that’s a perfect soundtrack to the entrance of summer and evenings getting longer." - DIY

"This seems like an album for everyone, with a pop song for each customer, but ultimately, it’s the start of something special, the start of the next big New York band." - CLASH

"A downright dreamy statement" - NPR

"Your new favorite dream-pop band from all over the world..." - THE FADER

"Groovy, dreamy haze that’s easy to fall for" - Stereogum

"‘Saturated’ is yet another dream pop gem dripping with that warm, fuzzy feeling." - The 405

"Barrie have that kinda carefree sunshine vibe. Which, as right-thinking folk know, is an extremely good thing." - Electronic Sound

As their first ever European tour draws to a close, Brooklyn quintet BARRIE release their debut album of exquisite summery pop, 'Happy To Be Here' today via Winspear.

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Inclusivity is at the heart of Barrie, the Brooklyn five-piece made of Barrie Lindsay, Dominic Apa, Spurge Carter, Sabine Holler and Noah Prebish. And on their debut LP Happy To Be Here, their multidimensional take on classic pop sounds awake and present, like a group that’s daydreaming but firmly there with one another. Lindsay largely wrote these songs late into the night, alone in her apartment, and her voice feels appropriately full of possibility throughout.

Barrie, the band, is primarily her project; on the record, which she co-produced with Jake Aron(Snail Mail, Solange,
Grizzly Bear), Lindsay plays guitar, piano, synth and bass. But still, Barrie is distinctly not a solo project, and Happy To Be Here—out May 3, 2019 via Winspear—is very much a full band record. Dominic’s drums fill the entire album, while Noah added synths and Spurge sang on nearly every track; the three also contributed production. And Sabine, though stuck in Germany with visa issues, remotely recorded vocals.

Engineered and mixed by Aron at his Brooklyn studio in August 2018, the album is a softly explosive document of Barrie’s collective vision: “a well-crafted pop song that’s a little bit fucked up,” they explain. The album’s singles speak to its scope: the analog synths that burst from piano pointillism on “Clovers”, the lush electric guitar grooves on opener “Darjeeling”, the minimal arrangement and modular programmed drums of “Saturated”.

‘Happy to Be Here’ track list:
1. Darjeeling (Official video)
2. Dark Tropical
3. Clovers
4. Habits
5. Saturated
6. Chinatown
7. Teenager
8. Geology
9. Casino Run
10. Hutch

Barrie European live dates:
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 16, 2019 11:49am ET by Stereo Sanctity  

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