Monday, February 22, 2010

The Barr Brothers, Surprise Me Mr. Davis & The Slip

Brothers Brad and Andrew Barr, 2/3 of The Slip and 2/5 of Surprise Me Mr. Davis, have finally decided to release some of their Montreal-inspired music. The brothers have appropriately enough labeled their new band, The Barr Brothers (formerly Super Little and Berithen Berio) and plan to release an album later this year. According to the Barr Brothers' website, “The seeds for The Barr Brothers were first sown five years ago when Brad and Andrew relocated to Montreal. Brad’s apartment shared an adjoining wall with harpist Sarah Page. The two would hear each other practicing through the cracks. Sarah’s gentle melodies began weaving their way into the music that Brad was writing. A friendship was struck and songs were born. This latest endeavor for Brad and Andrew finds them exploring sounds quieter and more ethereal than anything in their previous work. Final touches are currently being added to a debut recording that will be released later this year.” What's more, the Bros. Barr will be touring, opening a few select shows for Rhode Island friends The Low Anthem, who funny enough have opened a few shows and collaborated with Surprise Me Mr. Davis. Brad and Andrew have also been working with their other band member Marc Friedman on recording a new The Slip album. Finally, Surprise Me Mr. Davis who are putting the finishing touches on their latest EP will also be embarking on a small tour starting in April. Basically, the Barr brothers are wicked busy and should be dropping a nice amount of sure-to-be-amazing material for us this coming year.

The Barr Brothers Tour Dates:
03.24 | Coronet @ Largo | Los Angeles, CA*
03.25 | Bootleg | Los Angeles, CA*
03.26 | Great American Music Hall | San Francisco, CA*
03.28 | Doug Fir Lounge | Portland, OR*
03.30 | St. James Hall | Vancouver, Canada*
03.31 | Crocodile Cafe | Seattle, WA*
04.10 | Church Of The Redeemer | Toronto, Canada*
04.12 | Eglise du Gesu | Montreal, Canada*
04.27 | The Saturn Bar | New Orleans, LA**
*w/ Low Anthem & Timber Timbre
**w/ Rotary Downs

Surprise Me Mr. Davis Tour Dates:
04.13 | Club Passim | Boston, MA
04.14 | Red Square | Albany, NY
04.15 | Firehouse 13 | Providence, RI
04.16 | Union Hall | Brooklyn, NY
04.17 | Mercury Lounge | New York, NY
04.24 | Tipitina's French Quarter | New Orleans, LA
04.30 | Hi Ho Lounge | New Orleans, LA
07.01 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA
07.04 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA

The Slip Tour Dates:
04.24 | Tipitina's French Quarter | New Orleans, LA
(with Surprise Me Mr. Davis)
07.01-07.04 | High Sierra Music Festival | Quincy, CA

A few videos for your viewing pleasure:
The Barr Brothers live in Montreal

The Slip show love for Michael Jackson

Surprise Me Mr. Davis welcomes Marco Benevento

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