“Darjeeling” Barrie

"Darjeeling" by Barrie is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day.'
"Darjeeling" by Barrie

Barrie have shared their new single a “Darjeeling”. The track is taken from their forthcoming debut album Happy To Be Here, due for release on May 3rd via Winspear. Ahead of the album’s release, the band are playing a run of European and North American dates.

At the core of Barrie is an amalgamation of various cultures; an integral characteristic tying all tracks on their debut album together. The video for the second single to be shared from the album, “Darjeeling”, was directed and produced by Zach Stone and Madeline Leshner and acts as a cinematic representation for how the group came together.

Barrie Lindsay on “Darjeeling”;

“The opening line of the song – “the city towed my car the first night I got in” – is true; my car got towed when I first moved to New York. The first night I hung out with Spurge and Noah, we went to this warehouse party in Bushwick on the train tracks, which was totally new to me. My car was in Manhattan, and when I went back to find it at 3 am it was gone. So I walked along the West Side highway to the impound lot. At 4 am it was this eerie wasteland of abandoned cars. It was in the honeymoon phase of moving to New York and I remember feeling very happy and surreal in the tow lot. I’ve had a lot of experiences like that in the city, and I think I had that feeling in mind with this song — it’s kind of a collection of those vignettes.”

Tour dates:

Mar 05 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
Mar 06 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings *
Mar 07 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt *
Mar 08 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
Mar 09 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
Mar 12 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk (All Are Welcome Day Party)
Mar 12 – Austin, TX @ The Scoot Inn (C3 B+Q’s BBQ)
Mar 13 – Austin, TX @ The Fader Fort
Mar 13 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda (Ground Control Touring)
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ Hotel San Jose (South By San Jose)
Mar 14 – Austin, TX @ Las Perlas (Gorilla vs. Bear)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX @ Cheer Up Charlies (AdHoc)
Mar 16 – Dallas, TX @ Not So Fun Weekend #
Mar 23 – Queens, NY @ Other Music & MoMA PS1: Come Together 2019
Apr 10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ^
Apr 24 – Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade Bristol
Apr 26 – London, UK @ Moth Club
Apr 28 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Apr 29 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop-Up du Label
May 01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Ideal Bar
May 02 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
May 03 – Oslo, NO @ Jaeger
May 04 – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Bar
May 06 – Hamburg, DE @ Mojo Jazz Cafe
May 07 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine am Berghain
May 10 – Bloomington, IN @ Granfalloon Festival &
May 11 – Columbus, OH @ Flyover Fest %

* w/ Miya Folick
# w/ The Beths, Bad Bad Hats
^ w/ Hand Habits, Tasha
& w/ Neko Case, Sudan Archives
% w/ Tin Armor, Free Cake For Every Creatur