Published Jul 21, 2017The Barr Brothers gave us a surprise outtakes EP with Alta Falls back in 2015, but the Montreal outfit are finally ready to deliver a proper full-length follow-up to 2014's Sleeping Operator. Titled Queens of the Breakers, the new LP is out October 13 via Secret City.
The album arrives after the group's longest break to date, and since the last record's release, namesake band members Brad and Andrew Barr have both become fathers, while harpist Sarah Page has been working on ways to redefine her instrument in a modern context.
A press release described the upcoming collection as a set of "hypnotically fluid songs that speak to the raw, elemental power of reflection, forgiveness, loss, and growing up."
The album was engineered by Ryan Freeland and Marcus Paquin, and recorded between Montreal and St. Zenon, QC.
The Barr Brothers will be taking the new tunes outside of their home province on an upcoming tour, and you can see all of their upcoming live dates below.
Below, you'll also find the trailer and full tracklisting for Queen of the Breakers, as well as an audio preview with a stream of "You Would Have to Lose Your Mind."
Queens of the Breakers:
1. Defibrillation (ft. Lucius)
2. Look Before It Changes
3. Song That I Heard
4. Maybe Someday
6. You Would Have to Lose Your Mind
7. Queens of the Breakers
8. It Came to Me
9. Hideous Glorious
10. Hideous Glorious Part 2
11. Ready for War
09/22 Utopia TX - UtopiaFest
11/03 Weissenhaeuser Strand DE - Rolling Stone Festival
11/04 Groningen NL - Take Root Festival
11/06 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
11/08 Zurich, CH - Bogen F
11/09 Paris, FR - Le Pop Up du Label
11/10 Cologne, DE - Studio 672
11/12 Berlin, DE - Privatclub
11/14 London, UK - Union Chapel
11/15 Winchester, UK - The Railway
11/16 Manchester, UK - Deaf Institute
11/20 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
11/23 Quebec, QC - Imperial
11/24 Montreal, QC - Metropolis
11/28 Burlington, VT - Higher Ground
11/29 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
12/01 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/02 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
12/03 Washington, DC - Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
12/05 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
12/06 Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room
12/07 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
12/08 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
12/12 Los Angeles, CA - Troubadour
12/13 San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
12/15 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom
12/16 Seattle, WA - Neumos
12/17 Vancouver, BC - Imperial