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BARR is the project of LA / NYC's wandering pop-dynamo Brendan Fowler, in which he half-sings over half-tunes, creating a set of confessional songs that challenge the listener's preconceptions of truly innovative music.
Holding articulate dialogues that fall between lyrics and spoken word, Brendan's words are backed by deceptively simple, yet emotionally disarming melodies, formed from a sparse arrangement of bass, drums, piano and sometimes xylophone. This minimal aesthetic is the perfect platform for candid and exploratory songs about love, absence, realisation and experience.
Brendan's work combines his skills as a storyteller, his willingness to go out on a limb and be personal, and most importantly his desire to inspire others to make art. Aside from BARR, Brendan edits the arts journal ANP Quarterly, with acclaimed skate photographer Ed Templeton, helps run the ace DoggPony label, and plays in New England Roses with JD Sampson of Le Tigre, as well as Car Clutch with Ethan Swan.
Brendan's vital live shows have graced galleries and museums world-wide, as well as the rock clubs and living rooms of North America, on tours with Tracy & the Plastics, The Quails, This Song Is A Mess But So Am I and The Evens, as well as with Brendan's high school friends Animal Collective.
Taken from www.upsettherhythm.co.uk