The Barr Brothers are poised to release the follow-up to their self-titled debut album, Sleeping Operator. The release is as organic as the way in which the band formed. The Barr brothers relocated from Boston to Montreal in 2005. In his first apartment, Brad Barr shared an adjoining wall with Sarah Page whose harp melodies would seep through the wall and into his music. From this nebulous relationship, a friendship turned into a creative partnership that has taken them across the globe & led to features on Late Show with David Letterman & NPR.
On Sleeping Operator, the band continues to push the envelope, extending genres to create a relentlessly powerful and fresh sound. They record everything live, including vocals. Raw & off-kilter blues jam, “Half Crazy”, embodies the immense creative energy of these sessions: The polyrhythms of Mali/Moroccan desert; the expansiveness of the Icelandic landscape; the sweat and electricity of the Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues; the isolation of a large, wooden room in Montreal.
*Opening for The War On Drugs beginning 10/09
RIYL: The War On Drugs, Wilco, Bombino, The Black Keys, Father John Misty, The Low Anthem
Recommended Tracks: Track #9 “Half Crazy”, track #4 “Even the Darkness Has Arms”, track #2 “Love Ain’t Enough”
Going for Adds 9/29 & 9/30
Label: Secret City