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Exclusive Track Premiere: Barrows, “Entrada”


We first became hip to L.A. instrumental rockers Barrows with their 2014 album Red Giant, a gorgeously cinematic concept album about the life of a star and what happens after it dies.

Three years later Barrows return with Obsidion, and we’re very pleased to premiere “Entrada” from the new album right here on MS. The track hits all the same sweet spots that the band’s previous effort did: it’s beautifully orchestrated, it’s dramatic, it’s an engaging listen and it’s incredibly sonically pleasing. It’s really everything you could ask for — and more — from an instrumental band. And, like last time, there’s a heady concept behind it. Explains the band:

“The album depicts the experience of a man who is abducted from earth and brought to Obsidion, a place where dimension is indefinable and the boundaries of human consciousness cease to exist. Entrada is the journey from Earth to Obsidion.”

Barrows will support Brant Bjork (Kyuss) at Los Angeles’ Echoblex next Monday, May 1st. The following week, the band begins their month-long residency at The Echo, where they’ll play a free show every Monday of the month with a bill of area bands of their choice. And then they’ll head out on a massive, month-long U.S. tour: dates below.

Obsidion comes out on May 26th via Tonzonen Records.

5/01/2017 The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA w/ Brant Bjork
5/08/2017 The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA *Free Residency Show w/ Facial, QunQ, Moaning
5/15/2017 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *Free Residency Show w/ VS Colour, Hepa.Titus, Boarchucker
5/22/2017 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *Free Residency Show w/ Psychic Jiu–Jitsu, Mothdrops, Dream Phases
5/29/2017 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA *Free Residency Show/Album Release Show w/ Hex Horizontal, Starving Daughters, Clear
5/30/2017 The Casbah – San Diego, CA w/ Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Bleak Skies
5/31/2017 The Rebel Lounge – Phoenix, AZ w/ Moons Eat Stars, The Idiot Mars, The Living Receiver
6/01/2017 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM w/ Votives, Distances, Chess At Breakfast
6/02/2017 Hole In The Wall – Austin, TX w/ Gold Leather
6/03/2017 TBA – Little Rock, AR
6/04/2017 The Cobra – Nashville, TN w/ Tape Deck Mountain, International Friendly
6/05/2017 TBA – Washington DC
6/06/2017 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA w/ This City Called Earth
6/07/2017 Golden Sounds Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Zevious, Hannibal Montana
6/08/2017 Cafe Nine – New Haven, CT w/ Mid Atlantic Title, Western Estates
6/09/2017 O’brien’s – Boston, MA w/ Sea
6/10/2017 Monkey House – Winooski, VT w/ Dr. No
6/11/2017 Pauley’s Hotel – Albany, NY w/ Yoma, Grimer
6/12/2017 Dinosaur BBQ – Syracuse, NY w/ The Magnetic Pull
6/13/2017 TBA – Cleveland, OH
6/14/2017 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
6/15/2017 Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN w/ Hardcore Crayons, Nomia, Goodnight Gorillas
6/16/2017 O’Leaver’s Pub – Omaha, NE w/ Low Long Signal, Towering Rogue
6/17/2017 Electric Funeral Fest – Denver, CO
6/19/2017 TBA Salt Lake City, UT
6/20/2017 TBA Boise, ID
6/21/2017 The Valley – Tacoma, WA w/ Fang Chia
6/22/2017 Gabe’s House – Bainbridge Island, WA w/ Weeed
6/23/2017 Victory Lounge – Seattle, WA w/ You May Die In The Desert, Chrome Lakes
6/24/2017 Turn, Turn, Turn Records – Portland, OR w/ U Sco, Stars’ Blood
6/25/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR w/ Cambrian Explosion, Paleons
6/27/2017 Jub Jub’s Thirst Parlour – Reno, NV w/ Weight Of The Tide
6/28/2017 Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA w/ (Waning), Axiom
6/29/2017 TBA – Oakland, CA
6/30/2017 Subrosa – Santa Cruz, CA w/ Cosmic Reef Temple, Oort Cloud
7/01/2017 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Floral, Wander

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