NPR has the premiere of “Queens of the Breakers,” the titular song from The Barr Brothers just-released new LP. According to Bruce Warren, the band “has an expansive sound where influences intersect, and the members are equally at home playing jazz fests, folk fests and rock fests. They are super crafty songwriters and performers — sophisticated, but not overly — and their songs have plenty of familiar touchpoints, while still taking musical chances to a warm and dazzling effect. ‘Queens Of The Breakers’ is a perfect illustration of the band’s attention to musical detail with memorable results. With a driving groove, a pleasantly overdriven melodic hook and just the right amount of ringing guitars, the anthemic quality of the song lingers way past the song’s completion.” Enjoy it here.
The band previously released the gritty and groovy “It Came To Me” as a single, and Paste Magazine recently invited The Barr Brothers to their studios for a performance of the song. Watch that right here.