The Barr Brothers share new single ‘Queens Of The Breakers’

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‘Queens of the Breakers,’  is the anthemic title track from the forthcoming album by The Barr Brothers. This album, the band’s first in three years, will be released on October 14 on Secret City Records.
 
‘Queens of the Breakers’ takes its name from The Breakers, a Vanderbilt mansion perched atop Newport, Rhode Island’s rocky coastline. As teenagers, brothers Brad and Andrew Barr were part of a mischievous group of friends that would descend upon Newport dressed in their mothers’ clothing; the better to shock the tourists.  It's a vehicle for reflection: a tight group of friends that grew apart, now seen through a Terrence Malick 'Tree Of Life'-like haze. 
 
The Barr Brothers are also thrilled to be joining The War On Drugs for a 17 date run of UK and Europe dates in November, no Australian dates have been announced as yet.
 
The new album arrives after the longest-ever pause in Brad and Andrew Barr’s 20-year career in music.  Both became fathers since 2014’s ‘Sleeping Operator’ was released.  In that time, Sarah Page also found ways to completely redefine the harp, its sound, and its role in modern music. ‘Queens of the Breakers’ was born out of reflection of what home and family mean now, after the effects of life on the road.

The Barr Brothers released their debut album, recorded in a boiler room in Montreal, in 2011.  Since then they’ve performed on The Late Show twice, several NPR programs, CBC ‘q’, CBS This Morning Saturday, Canada AM, France Inter “Le Nouveau Rendez-Vous”, KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic and more. They’ve shared stages with The National, The War On Drugs, Patrick Watson, My Morning Jacket, Emmylou Harris and countless others.  They headlined the Montreal Jazz Festival in front of 40,000 people and have sold out venues across the world.  2014’s ‘Sleeping Operator’ was a breakthrough record, with spins on over 50 Triple A radio stations in the US. It was playlisted with all 3 singles and the band did 6 sessions across every BBC Radio stations in the UK. ‘Sleeping Operator’ is now over 60 million combined streams.  
 
‘Queens of the Breakers’ was engineered by Ryan Freeland (Milk Carton Kids, Ray LaMontagne, Bonnie Raitt) and Marcus Paquin (Arcade Fire, The National).  It was recorded in Montreal and St. Zenon, Quebec.