Exclusive Premiere: Barrows, “Red Giant”
Boy, have we got a special treat for you today.
Red Giant, the sophomore album by L.A. instrumental rock band Barrows, is a concept album about the life of a star and what happens after it dies, depicted throughout the album’s five epic tracks. Press play on the eight-plus-minute title track and you’ll immediately understand why we like it so much: it’s gorgeously cinematic. Fire up your visualizer of choice, or, better yet, close your eyes and just let the images flow in — this is music created to take you on an interstellar journey, made all that much more dramatic by its instrumental nature.
Not that some big-time name-dropping should impact your appreciation of the music, but in the event it gets just one more person to give this track a chance: the album was produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool) and Dale Crover (Melvins) and mastered by Chris Common (Palms, Pelican). Clearly Barrows have fans in high places.
Check out “Red Giant” below. The album of the same name comes out via the band’s own label on May 6th; order it here.