Watch the video below.
Watch the video below.
Rustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new lyric video. The video features the song “Solid Gone,” which is set to appear on Barry’s upcoming album Lost & Rootless which is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.
Listen to the track here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.
Rustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new lyric video. The video features the song “Lost & Rootless,” which is set to appear on Barry’s upcoming album sharing the same name and is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.
Watch the video below.
Rivanna JunctionSuburban Home Records
By Bobby Gorman
Most people will recognized Tim Barry from his main band, Virginia’s Avail. A hardcore punk band that has been rocking for over a decade. If you go into this expecting another album to fit right next to yourAvail collection, you’ll be disappointed; because the only thing similar is the vocalist. Barry‘s solo effort is vastly different from his main band, but that sure as hell doesn’t take anything away from the release.
Rivanna Junction is a much more old fashioned release, focusing more on the stories and content of the songs and more traditional instruments. The songs are stripped back to their basics, always being lead by Barry’s acoustic which gives the album a more country/bluegrass feel to it. The extra twang from the dobro gives the album a little extra kick, his sister’s violin normally brings the song to a higher level, andBarry‘s vocals alternate between gruff to more upbeat and harmonic and back numerous times throughout.
Avoiding Catatonic Surrender is a sparse little number retelling stories of being restless. Dog Bumped is a more upbeat track of family honor, family violence and murder. With lyrics that jump out at you instantly and an amazing bluegrass twang to it, Dog Bumped is by far the standout as Barry shows just how good a story teller he is and brings up visions of some of country’s greatest acts. Cardinal In Red Bed is a direct song with only Barry‘s vocals and Daniel Clark on the piano. It’s a clear and direct sound that builds and builds in anticipation as the piano rises as the song progresses. It is these differences that make Rivanna Junction so impressive, the fact that he’s able to go from the a sparse track with rough vocals to a more upbeat melody and then strip it all down to just vocals and piano without missing a beat is a sign that the album will be able to last the test of time.
Tim Barry‘s Rivanna Junction is a simple release, with a laid-back approach that just works so well. In the ten track album you get a wide range of sounds and speeds, and it all cumulates together for a spectacular emotional release. It’s not punk, but it doesn’t have to be. It’s folk, country, and bluegrass with honest lyrics of living the simple life, drinking beers, jumping trains, falling in love, being an outcast, being restless, and just being yourself. If you like strip down music, you have to get Rivanna Junction.
By Bobby Gorman
In today’s music industry we’re often trying to find the next big thing. The next amalgamation of styles and genres to create something new and vivid. We’re looking for the new rebellion, the new sound to characterize our generation. Unfortunately, most of the things that have come out of that search has been a sad disgrace to music. It’s because of that that records like this one are so refreshing. It’s not because it’s new and unique, far from it. Instead, Tim Barry, like so many others have been doing of late. has decided to reverse the train so to speak. Rather than trying to find that brand new style, Barry has stepped back in time for a more traditional sound. A simple sound of a man, his guitar and some friends along the way.
At the centre of every song is Barry and his guitar but only one song remains solely that. The others pull in guest spots from friends and family to make the album feel more like a celebration than a performance.On and On flows with some soft horns, South Hill has Barry attacking his six string like he did on Dog Bumped but is rounded off by some delicately placed violin. He once again calls on his wife for the violin in Ronnie Song where he leaves the guitar alone and instead uses a piano, organ and aforementioned violin to craft the soulful melody. On CRF, all his friends combine for a sound similar to a slightly less chaoticGogol Bordello and Sagacity Gone has a distinctive country twang to it. Tacoma and Tile Work lean towards Barry‘s folk influences and even pulls out a mandolin on the later.
On Manchester, he has delivered twelve songs that seem more restrained and controlled than that of Rivanna Junction. On Rivanna Junction he seemed angry and mad where as Manchester is a much more somber with a reflective and introspective feel to it. He still has a sense of anger and resentment in some of his stories, Texas Cops and Tacoma are both filled with bitter and defiant words; but for the most partBarry has calmed down and taken a step back. So instead of a man singing about protecting his sister from an abusive husband you get a man questioning life (On and On). He debates the finite qualities of life on Sagacity Gone and remembers fallen friends on Ronnie Song – a touching tribute and a moving song that remains the cornerstone of the album in my opinion. South Hill and 5 Twenty 5 touches on current events that everyone can relate to: a story of an injured soldier and the downfall of the economy respectfully. Despite all that, Barry still ends the album with a sense of hope through Raised and Grown during which he says “Yeah, i’ve seen a lot but I ain’t seen it all” before he defiantly proclaims “I will not give up.” It’s a circular album that takes the listener through stages of questioning, understanding and defiance; a feat which transforms the album into a complete package that doesn’t count on the creation of something new but on the welcoming embrace of a formula tried and true.
Richmond, Virginia’s Tim Barry kicks off his UK tour with Sam Russo tonight in Exeter. The dates are below.
Barry is currently touring in support of his fifth solo album, 40 Miller, which came out last year on Chunkasaah Records in the States and X-Tra Mile Recordings in the UK. In anticipation of the tour, Xtra Mile has assembled a video for his song ‘Shed Song’ which features live and backstage footage from his tour last year with Frank Turner and Jim Lockey And The Solemn Sun.
Chunksaah Records has announced that they will be re-releasing albums from various artists including Tim Barry, The Bouncing Souls, Luther, and Dave Hause, and also announcing new tour dates for 2013.
Check out the list of artists and the tour dates below.
Tim Barry is streaming a brand new track from his recently announced next solo record. The song is titled “Driver Pull” and will appear on his upcoming album, titled 40 Miller, confirmed to drop on April 14th, 2012 via Chunksaah Records.
Give the song a listen here.
Tim Barry is streaming the title track from his recently announced next solo record. His new album, titled 40 Miller, is confirmed to drop on April 14th, 2012 on Chunksaah Records.
Give the song a listen here.
Tim Barry has announced release details for his next solo record. His new album, titled 40 Miller, is confirmed to drop on April 14th, 2012 on Chunksaah Records.
The album will follow 2010’s 28th & Stonewall (Suburban Home Records).
Former Avail front man Tim Barry has posted a video for the song “Bus Driver” from his latest release, 28th & Stonewall. The self-shot music video can be seen below.
Barry released 28th & Stonewall in January this year through Suburban Home Records.
Suburban Home Records has announced on their website that they plan to repress records by Tim Barry, Austin Lucas, Look Mexico, and others exclusively for the holidays.
The records are limited edition and are expected to sell quickly so hurry up and buy your limited edition represses.
The complete list of repressed records can be found here.
Tim Barry will be returning to Canada this November for a six day tour that will start November 15th and end November 20th in Ontario. He will be supported by Cavaliers. The dates are below.
A video of The Gaslight Anthem and Tim Barry performing a live cover Lucero‘s “The War” has surface online. The clip was shot last Saturday at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, CO as part of the band’s on-going tour. The video can be seen below.
“The War” originally appeared on Lucero’s 2005 effort, Nobody’s Darlings.
Over the past few weeks we’ve been pretty busy talking to several bands about their latest projects and what’s been keeping them busy.
Lanny’s recent interview with Tim Barry sparked interest as he retold the tale of how he broke his hand on stage during a right; the full interview can be read here.
I also just called up Vinnie Fiorello, the mastermind behind Paper + Plastick and the time keeper on drums for Less Than Jake where we discussed his plans for the label, his writings and Less Than Jake‘s packed re-release schedule. Read that interview here.
This past week we also talked to Against Me!, Alexisonfire, Cancer Bats and The Real McKenzies; so keep your eyes peeled for those new interviews,
In the middle of his tour with Chuck Ragan, former Avail front man Tim Barry stopped by Toronto and talked to Lanny a bit about his most recent release – 28th & Stonewall. The interview is well worth the read, but I think Lanny said it best when he said:
Talking to Tim for 20 plus minutes was just like listening to one of his records. There were happy moments, educational moments, introspective moments, intelligent moments, and some sad moments. After out interview over a couple of Labatt 50’s, Tim took the stage with a broken hand and a five or six beer buzz and delivered a solo performance more powerful than most five man bands could ever give.
Read the interview here.
Tim BarrySuburban Home Records
By Lanny Bolder on February 6th, 2010 at Wrongbar - Toronto, Ontario
There are not a lot of musicians out there like Tim Barry. If you know him, you know his history as the front man for Avail who are, in my opinion, one of the greatest, most underrated, and highly influential punk rock bands around. You probably also know his brilliant simple solo acoustic folk music that he puts his name on now. I was really looking forward to this interview and talking to Tim for 20 plus minutes was just like listening to one of his records. There were happy moments, educational moments, introspective moments, intelligent moments, and some sad moments. After our interview over a couple of Labatt 50’s, Tim took the stage with a broken hand and a five or six beer buzz and delivered a solo performance more powerful than most five man bands could ever give. Read More…