You can probably imagine that at KEXP we get sent hundreds of CDs every week for consideration, and sometimes even some of the best bands go unnoticed for a while. Word of mouth, though, can go a long way and move a CD up the stacks, from “Later” to “Listen Now!” Recently a band come to our attention through a mutual friend from all the way over in Iceland, who asked us if we had ever heard of The Barr Brothers. We hadn’t… and if we had, well, there are a lot of “brothers” bands! But it was enough to get us to the Tractor, where the band was opening up for Deer Tick, and based on that mesmerizing performance — full of rootsy instrumentation, ethereal melodies balanced with gritty boot-stompers — we booked them on the spot for an in-studio the next morning. Now, we invite you to discover this great new band for yourself:
Breaking New Ground Together!
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