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The Joy of Violent Movement

New Audio: Introducing the Ethereal 80s Synth Pop Sounds of Barrie

While now currently based in Brooklyn, the individual members of the up-and-coming indie pop act Barrie, comprised of founding trio featuring lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay, who worked as a studio assistant for a sculptor; Spurge and Noah, who both work at The Lot Radio, a community-run online, radio station, where the band’s founding trio met through a mutual friend and eventually connected with their drummer Dom; and their bassist Sabine, who was recruited through a Tinder profile set up by the band to meet a bassist, each individual member can claim the following as their hometowns — Baltimore, Boston, Sao Paulo, Brazil, London, and Upstate New York.

“Canyons,” the Brooklyn synth pop act’s debut single is a slow-burning track that finds them pairing gossamer vocals with wobbling arpeggiated synths, a sinuous bass line, propulsive drumming and a feathery and ethereal hook in a minimalist song that draws from 80s synth pop but possesses an underlying bittersweet barb similar to Yumi Zouma, as well as JOVM mainstays ACES and Beacon.

The up-and-coming act has an upcoming set at Baby’s All Right on Thursday, which they will follow with appearances at this year’s SXSW. Check out tour dates below.

Tour Dates: LIVE DATES
2/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ NADINE & Lexie
3/13 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/14 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/15 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/16 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
3/20 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop