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Bartees Strange - New Album 'Farm to Table', Stream 'Cosigns' Now
Bartees Strange : New Album 'Farm to Table', Stream 'Cosigns' Now
20th April 2022

Today, Bartees Strange announces his new album and 4AD debut, Farm to Table, plus a brand-new song, ‘Cosigns’ and a stunning accompanying official video.

Released digitally on 17th June, Farm to Table, which also includes recent single ‘Heavy Heart’, is the second album from Washington D.C. resident Bartees Leon Cox Jr..  Where his 2020 debut record Live Forever introduced the experiences and places that shaped Bartees (Flagey Brussels, Mustang Oklahoma), Farm to Table zeros in on the people – specifically his family – and those closest to him on his journey so far.  With his career firmly on the ascent, Farm to Table examines Bartees’ constantly shapeshifting relationship with life post-Live Forever.  It also speaks to a deeper lore that says, don’t forget where you came from, and this album is why.  Always remembering where he came from, across 10 songs Bartees is celebrating the past, moving towards the future, and fully appreciating the present.

Farm to Table will be released on 17th June digitally, with physical formats (LP and CD) following on 7th October.  

+ Pre-order from 4AD Store on exclusive tri-colour striped vinyl, black vinyl, CD, or red cassette here +
+ Pre-order from Vinyl Me Please on green vinyl here +
+ Pre-order exclusive yellow vinyl from your favourite indie store here
+ Pre-order blue vinyl from Rough Trade here +

+ Pre-save on all digital platforms, and digital pre-order, here +

An unapologetic and braggadocious indie-trap banger, new single ‘Cosigns’ celebrates Bartees’ peers, collaborators and friends; name-checking the likes of Bon Iver, Phoebe Bridgers, Courtney Barnett, Lucy Dacus, through a genre-defying outpouring somewhere between swaggering hip hop and euphoric alt rock.  The song ends on a poem he wrote in his early 20s, “I don’t know how to be full, it’s the hardest to know, I keep consuming I can’t give it up, It’s never enough.”  ‘Cosigns’ is also a moment for Bartees to acknowledge himself, giving himself credence and unashamedly basking in that glow.  Its accompanying official video was directed by Pooneh Ghana. 

+ Stream 'Cosigns' here +

Bartees Strange - Farm to Table

1. Heavy Heart
2. Mullholland Dr
3. Wretched
4. Cosigns
5. Tours
6. Hold The Line
7. We Were Only Close For Like Two Weeks
8. Escape This Circus
9. Black Gold
10. Hennessy

Born in Ipswich, England to a military father and opera-singer mother Bartees had a peripatetic early childhood before eventually settling in Mustang, Oklahoma.  Later, Bartees cut his teeth playing in hardcore bands in Washington D.C. and Brooklyn whilst working in the Barack Obama administration and (eventually) the environmental movement.  Since charting a path as a solo artist, Bartees Strange has released two records in quick succession: an EP reimagining songs by The National (Say Goodbye To Pretty Boy, 2020) and his debut album proper Live Forever (2020).

April 2022
22nd - Paramount Theatre, Seattle WA, US *
23rd - Roseland Theater, Portland OR, US *
24th - McDonald Theatre, Eugene OR, US *
26th - Ace of Spades, Sacramento CA, US *
29th -  House of Blues, San Diego CA, US *
30th - The Wiltern, Los Angeles CA, US *

1st - The Van Buren, Phoenix AZ, US *
4th - Stubbs BBQ, Austin TX, US *
5th - White Oak Music Hall, Houston TX, US *
6th - Granada Theater, Dallas TX, US *
7th - Tower Theatre, Oklahoma City OK, US *
8th - Grinders KC, Kansas City MO, US *
10th - Ogden Theatre, Denver CO, US *
11th - Fox Theatre, Boulder CO, US *
13th - Kilby Block Party, Salt Lake City UT, US *

3rd - Rock Werchter 2022, Werchter, Belgium
4th - Helios37, Cologne, Germany
5th - Molotow, Hamburg, Germany
7th - Badehaus, Berlin, Germany
9th - Mad Cool Festival 2022, Madrid, Spain
11th - Milla, Munich, Germany
12th - Festival Les Georges, Freibourg, Switzerland
13th - Haldern Pop Bar, Rees-Haldern, Germany
14th - Upstairs @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
16th - Community Room @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
17th - Night & Day Café, Manchester, UK
19th - Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, UK
20th - Patterns, Brighton, UK
21st - Powerhaus, London, UK
22nd - Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
29th - Maha Festival 2022, Omaha NE, US

7th - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary AB, Canada %
8th - KettleHouse Amphitheater, Bonner MT, US %
9th - Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden UT, US %
10th - Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon CO, US %
13th - Here and There Festival, MASS MoCA, North Adams MA, US
26th - Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON, Canada ^

* - w/ Car Seat Headrest
% - w/ The National
^ w/ Metric, Interpol, Spoon