Formed in upstate New York and then transplanted to New York City, The Barrens are currently blazing their way through the underground scene with a raw and powerful sound.
Ranging from heavy, grungy rock to colorful, soaring psychedelia, The Barrens draw on a vast lexicon of addictive hooks and melodies to stun audiences at their explosive live shows.
They have been featured on the Deli Magazine, Indie Darkroom, and Glide Magazine. In addition to being in rotation on over 30 college stations all over the US, they were also selected to play the CMJ Festival in New York City and NXNE Music Festival in Toronto.
Their 2008 EP "Worming" was engineered and recorded by Jim Bentley at the Fort Brooklyn and was the subject of a successful college radio campaign. Advanced Alternative Media described the success as "rare and exceptional for a self-released EP."
The Barrens are:
Debbie Chou (Vocals, Keyboards, Bass, Percussion)
Mike Koene (Lead Guitars, Vocals, Percussion)
Colin Fitz ( Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass, Percussion)
Chris Gersbeck (Drums, Guitars, Bass, Vocals)
"The NYC rockers crank out some ferocious riffs, thick bass lines and nice harmonies... Check out this Indie Darkroom favorite." -Indiedarkroom.comProof positive psychedelia lives and breathes.
No clues as to where they got the video, either a very well done recently made video, or else it's something from the fifties probably a commercial for telegrams.
Another fairly odd video. Nothing wrong with that, just odd. Bottom of a Well
So how about some live music, don't be fooled this was earlier this year.
This is not the sixties in San Francisco. Although it could be.
Claw Remains / Felt / Yellow Cigarette
How about a very good cover of he who must not be named since the videos normally get yanked.
But don't forget to check out their album.
This is the full-length debut album by NYC Psych-Rock group the Barrens.
It was recorded throughout 2010 by "Handsome" Jim Bentley at The Fort Brooklyn.
Artwork by the amazing Tracy Jager
released 01 July 2011