Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Barrows stream entire 'Red Giant' album, announce West Coast dates

Barrows stream full Red Giant album, announce West Coast dates
 Listen to & share entire Red Giant album HERE.
Watch "Beyond" video HERE.
Los Angeles heavy instrumental rock quartet Barrows are streaming their entire long-awaited sophomore album Red Giant starting today. Listen and share the album HERE. The band also announce West Coast dates for this summer. Please see current shows below. 

Barrows recently shared the pummeling title track via MetalSucks, which is available tostream/share HEREThe band previously shared a live multi-track audio, multi-camera performance video via Exclaim! The clip for this version of the album track "Beyond" is available to watch/share HERE. (Alternate YouTube link.) 

Red Giant is fittingly massive in thematic scope as it is in sonic heft. A concept album about the life of a star and what happens after it dies, the band depicts the stages of celestial death throughout the album's five epic tracks. Akin to similarly expansive musical works like Pink Floyd's Meddle,Tangerine Dream's StratosfearKing Crimson's Red and a light dose of sci-fi soundtracks,Barrows build upon entrancing, circling riffs and rhythms intercut with explosive peaks and brilliant subtlty.

To capture this sweeping endeavor, the band teamed up with revered engineer Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool), hunkering down for several months at Kasai's newly built North Hollywood studio. The resulting 5-track, 40-minute album was mastered by Chris Common (Palms, Pelican) and is available on LP and download starting May 6th. 

05/18  Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite (album release show)
06/15  Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club
06/16  Portland, OR @ The Know
06/17  Seattle, WA @ Blue Moon Tavern
06/18  Portland, OR @ Habesha Lounge
06/19  San Francisco, CA @ TBA

Artist: Barrows
Album:  Red Giant
Label: Barrows Recordings
Release Date: May 6th, 2014

01. Nebula
02. Red Giant (STREAM)
03. Black Hole
04. Wormhole
05. Beyond (VIDEO)

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