The Barr Brothers - The Barr Brothers (LP)
Exclusive liner essay by Kishi Bashi included.
The Barr Brothers 2011 debut double LP was our January 2016 featured record, curated by Kishi Bashi. Exclusive liner essay by Kishi Bashi included.
2011 album from this Montreal-based quartet founded by brothers Brad and Andrew Barr, best known for their previous work as members of New England trio The Slip. A move to Montreal in 2004 eventually led to the formation of the new group, rounded out by harpist Sarah Page, and multi-instrumentalist Andres Vial, both Montreal natives. Recorded in their makeshift studio in an old boiler room at the foot of Mount Royal, the self-titled debut was written over the course of the brothers’ time in a city full of strangers, lovers, old ghosts and new friends. It reads like a dusty journal of a traveler at the crossroads of good and evil. It’s an opus of beautiful Folk, gut- busting Blues and far-out African rhythm.