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Bartees Strange - Huge New Single 'Wretched' Out Now
Bartees Strange : Huge New Single 'Wretched' Out Now
13th June 2022

As Bartees Strange gears up for the digital release of his highly anticipated second album and 4AD debut, Farm to Table, out this Friday 17th June, he releases new single ‘Wretched’ today.

The song is paired with a video directed by Michael Parks Randa that mirrors the rags-to-riches, started-at-the-bottom-now-we-here theme of the album as a whole.

Bartees says of ‘Wretched’ - “This song is about the people who’ve always stood by me, even when I was wretched. WhenIi was trying to be something other than myself - they saw me even through that and held me down. Folks from past lives, and folks who’ll play a big part in my future - I'm grateful for them and the love they’ve poured into me. This song is for and about them.”

+ Listen to 'Wretched' on all platforms here +

Farm to Table also includes recent singles, the hopeful ‘Heavy Heart’, the unapologetically braggadocious banger ‘Cosigns’ and the mournful ‘Hold The Line’.  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.  The album is out digitally this Friday 17th June, and on physical formats on 7th October.

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

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 +

In addition to his debut London show at Powerhaus, Bartees Strange has just announced a one-off free stripped-back set at London’s Third Man Records on 21st July, for further details head here.  A full list of tour dates is below.

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