The Barr Brothers are pleased to unveil another new track from their forthcoming album and details of a UK tour for the Autumn. New track 'Half-Crazy' is now streaming online and is taken from the new album 'Sleeping Operator' released on the 6th October through Secret City Records.
Vocalist Brad Barr: This song, Half-Crazy, could be described as the tenacious offspring of the North African desert music of Mali/Morocco, and the sweat and electricity of the Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues. That music is like a stem-cell, really open to going in many directions. On this track, we wired the harp through a dirty little amplifier. I played my early 40's Oahu lap-steel. Andrew uses a loping high-hat feel, and the electric bass pushes the whole thing. The lyrics got a nudge from our friend Nathan Moore--we're all half-crazy, half clear as a bell."
Following a short run of shows with The War on Drugs in the US, The Barr Brothers will return to the UK later this Summer to perform at the End of the Road Festival ahead of a run of headline dates in the Autumn. Tickets for all shows are on-sale now from the links below.
The Barr Brothers Live (UK):
30th August - End of the Road Festival
31st August - End of the Road Festival
14th October - The Lexington, London
23rd October - The Castle, Manchester
24th October - Whelan's, Dublin
25th October - Beach House, Bangor
26th October - Sligo Live Festival, Ireland
28th October - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
29th October - The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
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