New Release & Video: The Barr Brothers – It Came To Me

The The Barr Brothers have released the first video from their new album Queens Of The Breakers

The video pairs the rollicking, burning blues of It Came To Me with visuals to match: a careening, down-and-dirty lawn mower race straight from the far reaches of Canada…

The video was captured at a hundred-year-old agricultural fair in Shigawake, Quebec (pop. 300). Though it’s 12 hours outside of Montreal, thousands of people flock to the fair every year. Many come for a newer addition, a music festival that’s been organized for the past nine years by Meghan Clinton, the wife of drummer Andrew Barr, who is from the remote town herself

The Barr Brothers have performed at the music festival and this year decided to bring a videographer along, who captured some of the footage with a Super 8. The lawn mower mud-racing event shown in the video is a perfect complement to the down-and-dirty sound of ‘It Came to Me’; mud-splattered, unapologetic, ecstatic. Watching it, you can’t help but feel caked in mud, with the smell of booze and wood smoke hanging in the damp air

“For us and everyone up there, [the music festival] has become the party of the summer…. This year when I heard that the video’s director Vincent was coming to the fair to do some filming, I called him and requested he bring a couple good cameras and a rain poncho… Vincent dug in deep, making friends with the fairgoers, capturing some of the absurd moments and the seamless clashing of worlds that seems like it could only happen in Shigawake.” – Andrew Barr

Featuring brothers Brad and Andrew Barr, and harpist Sarah Pagé, The Barr Brothers will embark on a massive international tour this month that begins with a UK and European run with The War On Drugs followed by the band’s biggest-ever North American tour to date

See below for all dates…

2 Nov – Amsterdam NL @ AFAS Live w/ The War On Drugs
3 Nov – Cologne DE @ E-Werk w/ The War On Drugs
4 Nov – Brussels BE @ Forest National w/ The War On Drugs
6 Nov – Paris FR @ Bataclan w/ The War On Drugs
7 Nov – Lille FR @ L’Aeronef w/ The War On Drugs
9 Nov – Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands w/ The War On Drugs
10 Nov – Glasgow UK @ Barrowlands w/ The War On Drugs
12 Nov – Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester w/ The War On Drugs
13 Nov – Manchester UK @ O2 Apollo Manchester w/ The War On Drugs
14 Nov – London UK @ Alexandra Palace w/ The War On Drugs
15 Nov – Portsmouth UK @ Portsmouth Guildhall w/ The War On Drugs
17 Nov – Zurich CH @ X-Tra w/ The War On Drugs
18 Nov – Milan IT @ Fabrique w/ The War On Drugs
20 Nov – Munich DE @ Muffathalle w/ The War On Drugs
21 Nov – Hamburg DE @ Große Freiheit 36 w/ The War On Drugs
22 Nov – Berlin DE @ Tempodrom w/ The War On Drugs
24 Nov – Montreal QC @ MTelus
27 Nov – Toronto ON @ Danforth Music Hall
28 Nov – Burlington VT @ Higher Ground
29 Nov – Boston MA @ Sinclair
1 Dec – New York NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburgh
2 Dec – Philadelphia PA @ Underground Arts
3 Dec – Washington DC @ Sixth and I
5 Dec – Pittsburgh PA @ Rex Theatre
6 Dec – Pontiac MI @ Pike Room
7 Dec – Chicago IL @ Lincoln Hall
8 Dec – Minneapolis MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
12 Dec – Los Angeles CA @ Troubador
13 Dec – San Francisco CA @ Great American Music Hall
15 Dec – Portland OR @ Wonder Ballroom
16 Dec – Seattle WA @ Neumos
17 Dec – Vancouver BC @ Imperial
22 Jan 2018 – Berlin DE @ Privatclub
23 Jan – Cologne DE @ Studio 672
24 Jan – Amsterdam NL @ Paradiso
26 Jan – Manchester UK @ Deaf Institute
27 Jan – Leeds UK @ Brudenell Social Club
28 Jan – Glasgow UK @ Drygate Brewery (Celtic Connections)
31 Jan – Winchester UK @ The Railway Inn
1 Feb – London UK @ Union Chapel
2 Feb – Paris FR @ Pop Up du Label
9 Feb – Terrebonne QC @ Théâtre du Vieux Terrebonne
15 Feb – L’Assomption QC @ Théâtre Hector Charland
16 Feb – Drummondville QC @ Maison des Arts
17 Feb – Sherbrooke QC @ Théâtre Granada
18 Feb – Ste-Eustache QC @ Le Zenith
20 Feb – Laval QC @ Salle André-Mathieu
21 Feb – Saint-Jérôme QC @ Théâtre Gilles-Vigneault
22 Feb – Gatineau QC @ Théâtre du Musée Canadien de l’Histoire
23 Feb – Quebec City QC @ Impérial Bell
24 Feb – St-Hyacinthe QC @ Centre des Arts Juliette Lassonde