Julianna Barwick

Julianna Barwick

JULIANNA BARWICK’s new album Will comes out on May 6 on Dead Oceans Records. Since her 3rd album, Nepenthe, was released in 2013, Julianna has toured with Sigur Rós, sung with children’s choirs around the world, recorded and performed with the Flaming Lips, recorded Bach’s “Adagio from Concerto In D Minor” on Sony Masterworks, played piano and sang with Yoko Ono and brewed a wasabi beer, Rosabi, with Dogfish Head.

Barwick’s diverse past has also included collaborative albums with Ikue Mori and Helado Negro, a remix commission from Radiohead and her song “Vow” remixed by Diplo. Upcoming Barwick projects include a film score and a music box.

Pitchfork: “…among the best and most artful ambient music being made today.”

Diplo: “Barwick’s music is like Care Bears making love.”

Wayne Coyne: “I’m a fan of what she does…she’s really pretty crazy, and weird, and funny.”

NPR: “Downright medicinal, altering the listener’s surroundings in ways that make them uncomfortable, yet still wondrously inviting.”

New York Times: “Her ethereal multi-tracked harmonies have the devotional quality of gospel choirs, and the oddball allure of Bjork or Yoko Ono”

Mark McGuire

Surrogate Channels" is a new, unofficial EP, recorded during the spring and summer of 2012, at Heavenly Bodies in Portland, Oregon. The first track, "Morning, and the Gold Coast" was inspired by the beautiful beaches of Australia, like Byron Bay and Surfer's Paradise. Reflections on mellow times hanging with Lawrence English, getting sunburned, sitting in the waves facing the shore and just floating, breaking into a public pool in Brisbane, 2am bike ride through briz, all the peace that the southern hemisphere brought me during my travels there. The second track, "Surrogate Channels", was recorded in July while I was home for a week with barely any of my gear, save for an almost fully-functioning SQ-1 that Adam Forkner had left on my porch that same week. Way more stressed-out than track one, foreshadowing jams to come on my next full-length.. The B side (or, track 3) was also recorded that same week in July, with the same, weird set of gear. "Controlled by Numbers" is a meditation on the numbers, dates, and symbols that have cycled around my life, and had a strange presence in the back of my mind. Music for unraveling, and re-alignment, beginning at dawn, and ending in the dead of night.



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