Barsuk Records


Members of This Busy Monster founded the label in 1994 to put out their own records. Barsuk (from the Russian word for "badger") is "named after a very friendly black lab/pit-bull mix who is loved by all who meet him." From it's inception the label has become a major supporter of indie pop, releasing records from a roster that includes Death Cab For Cutie, Nada Surf, Rilo Kiley, John Vanderslice and others.

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Cymbals Eat Guitars: "Warning"
Cymbals Eat Guitars have posted their video for "Warning." It's from their 2014 album,…
2014-11-04 12:30:01

Maps and Atlases: "Old Ash"
Maps and Atlases have posted their video for "Old Ash." The song appears on Beware and Be Grateful, which is out via Barsuk Records. Incidentally, that dude with the beard in the picture next to these words completely shaves his beard over the course of the video. If that's your thing, watch…
2013-06-12 11:00:01

Nada Surf: "Jules and Jim"
Nada Surf have released a music video for their song "Jules and Jim." The song appears on their latest album, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, which was released this…
2012-11-09 13:30:01

Mates of State
Mates of State have announced a brief December tour with their original lineup. The duo - which usually travels with a full band - will be performing as the original two members on the run which kicks off December…
2012-11-08 15:00:01

Maps and Atlases
Maps and Atlases have announced a series of tour dates this month and through the end of September. At various dates, the band will be performing with Metric, Ben Kweller, St. Vincent, Yo La Tengo,…
2012-08-10 09:30:01

Nada Surf's record release show to stream live at 10pm
In about five minutes, Nada Surf will begin broadcasting their record release show for The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy. The band is performing in their New York City hometown venue, the Bowery Ballroom in Manhattan's East Side. Check out the show momentarily via their Youtube Channel.…
2012-01-24 21:55:01

Nada Surf: 'The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy"
Paste Magazine has posted a stream of the forthcoming album from Nada Surf, The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, which is due out January 24th, 2012. You can check out the stream…
2012-01-19 14:00:02

Nada Surf: "Waiting For Something"
Nada Surf have released a song from their upcoming full-length, via Stereogum. The song, titled "Waiting for Something," is available streaming or for download (email address required). Their new album, Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy, is due out January 24th,…
2012-01-13 12:30:01

Nada Surf
Author Jennifer Egan's favourite band, Nada Surf has announced a Spring 2012 tour in…
2011-11-10 10:30:01

Nada Surf: "When I Was Young"
Nada Surf has announced the release date and title for their upcoming seventh full length. The record is titled The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy and is due out January 24th, 2012 via Barsuk. It follows Lucky from 2007. The band has debuted the first song from the…
2011-10-27 10:00:02

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