Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Our Debut Album is Now Available on iTunes!

You can now purchase "The Barrens", our debut album, on iTunes!

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Upcoming Barrens Shows


The Barrens have several dates coming up, come out and check us out live!

January 31st, 9:00pm- The Knitting Factory, NYC

February 12th,
(With Mike's side project "Hidden Trax Vol. 2") Doors at 8- "This is What We Do" @ The Hill Tap Tavern, Queens NY.

February 17th, (Debbie's Dirty Thirty Birthday Party) Doors at 7pm- Fat Baby, NYC

March 13th, 8:oopm- Arlene's Grocery, NYC


Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our Benefit Show for the WM3...

...has officially been sanctioned by www.wm3.org!


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Our New Album

It has been a long journey and we thank all of you for your support from all around the world. Enjoy!

Go to http://thebarrens.bandcamp.com/ to order your copy.

Thursday, June 16, 2011


We are travelling to Toronto for the NXNE festival. This is our second year playing the festival, and we had a lot of fun last year. We'll let you know how it goes!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Welcome to the official blog of the Barrens! We have been around for a while, but I think we'd all agree the Barrens as they exist now are just getting warmed up. Case in point, after a year and a half of recording, mixing, and mastering we are finally releasing our first album, "The Barrens," It's self-titled mostly because we are putting out the album we have always wanted to, and partly because we feel haven't made our definitive statement yet. We have put out one official (as in, had a barcode) EP "Worming" in 2008, and several demos before that. This album took a while for a few reasons. We started the album by recording 4 or 5 songs with a bass player who didn't work out and so we had to replace the tracks and find another bass player. That guy could only commit to a couple songs, so we had to cover the rest...which was time-consuming. I remember I had to pop a couple percocets just to get through one particularly long day of bass tracking. Once they kicked in I felt like I was playing a marshmallow machine. Since then bass became a lot more fun for me. Anyway, the album comes out July 1st and you can listen to an unmastered (its 200x sicker mastered) preview here: thebarrens.bandcamp.com. LATERZ