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Published: 2014/06/11

The Barr Brothers Confirm New Album, Tour Dates

The Barr Brothers have announced that their new album Sleeping Operator is set for release on October 7 via Secret City Records. The 13-track LP was recorded and mixed by Ryan Freeland (Bonnie Raitt, Aimee Mann, Ray Lamontagne), and features guest appearances by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry, Patrick Watson’s band, The Luyas, Bassekou Kouyate’s band and Little Scream. The album also incorporates a number of unconventional instruments, including a West African string instrument called a ngoni, a fan-made instrument called a cardboardium, a classical harp, hammered dulcimer and more.

In addition to the album, the band has also announced a few new tour dates in Canada, the Midwest and Cambridge, MA for November. The band will also be playing an assortment of previously scheduled shows in the United States and Europe over the course of the summer.

Sleeping Operator tracklist:

1. Static Orphans

2. Love Ain’t Enough

3. Wolves

4. Even the Darkness Has Arms

5. Come in the Water

6. Little Lover

7. How the Heroine Dies

8. Valhallas

9. Half Crazy

10. Bring Me Your Love

11. England

12. The Bear at the Window

13. Please Let Me Let it Go

The Barr Brothers Tour Dates

June 15 Brooklyn, NY—Rough Trade NYC (Northside Festival) *
June 20 Toronto, ON—Massey Hall (NXNE) ^
July 5 Orillia, ON—Mariposa Folk Festival
July 6 Orillia, ON—Mariposa Folk Festival
July 18 Barnstaple, UK—Somersault Festival
July 19 Salisbury, UK—Larmer Tree Festival
July 20 Munich, DE—Olympiapark
July 21 Stuttgart, DE—Jugendhaus Feuerbach
July22 Würzburg, DE—Uni Würzburg
July 23 Mannheim, DE—Marktplatz Mannheim
August 1 Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 3 Happy Valley, OR—Pickathon
August 23 Burlington VT—WYSIWYG Farm, Food, Music & Art Festival
August 24 Burlington, VT—WYSIWYG Farm, Food, Music & Art Festival
August 29 Salisbury, UK—End of the Road Festival
August 30 Salisbury, UK—End of the Road Festival
August 31 Salisbury, UK—End of the Road Festival
September 5 Berlin, DE—First We Take Berlin
September 27 Santa Monica, CA—Newport Folk Presents Way Over Yonder#
November 6 Montreal, QC—Metropolis +
November 7 Sherbrooke, QC—Theatre Granada +
November 8 Quebec, QC—Imperial de Quebec +
November 14 Chicago, IL—Empty Bottle
November 15 Minneapolis, MN—Cedar Cultural Center
November 22 Cambridge, MA—The Sinclair

(-) w/ Swaai Boys (^) w/ Spiritualized (#) w/ Jackson Browne (+) w/ Bahamas

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