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2012-07-12 08:15:01 UTC

Formed in upstate New York and then transplanted to New York City, The Barrens are currently blazing their way through the underground scene with a raw and powerful sound. Ranging from heavy, grungy rock to colorful, soaring psychedelia, The Barrens draw on a vast lexicon of addictive hooks and melodies to stun audiences at their explosive live shows. They have been featured on the Deli Magazine, Indie Darkroom, and Glide Magazine. In addition to being in rotation on over 30 college stations all over the US, they were also selected to play the CMJ Festival in New York City and NXNE Music Festival in Toronto.

Their 2008 EP "Worming" was engineered and recorded by Jim Bentley at the Fort Brooklyn and was the subject of a successful college radio campaign. Advanced Alternative Media described the success as "rare and exceptional for a self-released EP." Their first full-length album is available for digital download and 12" vinyl on Barrens BandCamp

Members / Instruments:

Colin Fitzgerald: vocals, guitar, bass. Debbie Chou: vocals, keyboard. Mike Koene: guitar, vocals. Chris Gersbeck: drums, vocals. Jay Sharp: bass

Production: Recorded by "Handsome" Jim Bentley at The Fort Brooklyn.

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Artist - The Barrens Album - The Barrens Release Date - 2012 Genre - Indie, Psychedelic, Experimental, Alternative [ Flaming Lips / Pixies FANS ] Tracklist 1. Claw Remains 02:08 2. Felt 04:02 3. Bottom of a Well 02:36 4. In and of Ice 04:12 5. Leave of Absence 03:51 6. Out of the Rain 05:56 7. Sagaminopteron Psychedelicum 04:25 8. Never Knew 03:56 9. Yellow Cigarette 03:36 10. Better 04:13 11. Face the Eighth 03:51 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- STREAM + PURCHASE The Barrens - The Barrens -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Recommendations: Kurki | Pilot Cloud | Logh | Built to Spill | Modest Mouse -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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