New Release: The Barr Brothers – It Came To Me

The Barr Brothers have unveiled a new single from their forthcoming album Queens Of the Breakers, out October 13th on Secret City Records.

It Came To Me begins with a squall of guitar and a rush of drums, quickly formed into a mean, bluesy riff textured with classical acoustic harp. Brad Barr’s voice distorts to a rasp, telling the tale of a Zen-like quest for answers to the questions of the universe

Take a listen below…

“Since we were kids, Brad and I would sit down at our instruments and, without speaking, launch into playing loud rock and roll at high volume. It was probably in part to drown out the confusing noise of youth and being told what to do all the time, and in part it was a way of communicating with each other in a language that was probably more expressive and fun than our normal middle school banter – it also prevented a lot of fighting over the remote control. All to say, when we went to St. Zenon (In Quebec, to demo songs for the new album) late one night, we sat down together and started playing this one. It came easily and cheerfully, and when Brad started singing “It Came to Me”, I laughed at this almost “snake chasing its tale moment”, a song lyric aware of itself – and so this one came like that, when we sat down with no agenda and tapped into one of our oldest sorts of dialogue.” – Andrew Barr

The band also recently announced their fall 2017 headlining tour, full dates below…

September 22 – Utopia TX @ UtopiaFest
November 3 – Weissenhaeuser Strand DE @ Rolling Stone Weekender
November 4 – Groningen NL @ Take Root Festival
November 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ Upstairs at Paradiso
November 8 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
November 9 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up du Label
November 10 – Cologne, DE @ Studio 672
November 12 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
November 14 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
November 15 – Winchester, UK @ The Railway
November 16 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
November 20 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
November 23 – Quebec, QC @ Imperial
November 24 – Montreal, QC @ Metropolis
November 28 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
November 29 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
December 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
December 2 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
December 3 – Washington, DC @ Sixth and I Historic Synagogue
December 5 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater
December 6 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room
December 7 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
December 8 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
December 12 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
December 13 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
December 15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
December 16 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
December 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial