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Bartees Strange - New Album 'Farm to Table' Out Now
Bartees Strange : New Album 'Farm to Table' Out Now
17th June 2022

Today sees the digital release of Bartees Strange's new record, and 4AD debut, Farm to Table.  


Strange’s undeniable talent and versatility have resulted in one of 2022’s most audacious albums, one that whirls through ideas while exploding preconceptions... Comes with tons of hype — he more than deserves it."
- Rolling Stone **** 1/2 
"Vibrant, vital voice.” - NY Times Magazine
"Only a fool would doubt him." - Pitchfork
"Bartees Strange has made it." - Stereogum (Album of the Week)
"Exploding genre into musical fireworks.- The Guardian
"Confirms that Mr. Strange is a major talent." - Wall Street Journal
Nothing goes unmixed in Strange’s songs.  His productions metamorphose as they unfold, restlessly shifting among idioms; his lyrics refuse easy comforts.”:
he New York Times (Critic Pick)
"He’s one of the brightest lights we’ve got in this godforsaken landscape of hurt.  An essential post-genre troubadour, Strange is a game-changer, blurring the line between producer and performer while fostering a community within every audience he plays for."
- Paste
"As a full album experience, there’s nothing like Farm to Table." - The Ringer 
"No idea, musical or lyrical, is off-limits for Bartees Strange. What’s remarkable is how fully he realizes those ideas when they cross his mind."
“Farm to Table is deeper, maturer and more forthright than anything he's made before.” - GRAMMY.com
"Strange's earnestness is artful, and Farm To Table an uplifting triumph." - Mojo ****
"Bartees Strange might well be indie rock's biggest breakout success  of the past several years." - The Line Of Best Fit (8/10)


Farm to Table, the new album by Bartees Strange is available to stream and download today.  His highly anticipated second album and 4AD debut features the singles 'Heavy Heart', 'Cosigns', 'Hold The Line' and 'Wretched'.  Both standard and limited vinyl variants, and CD and cassette formats, of Farm to Table will be available on 7th October.

+ Listen now on all digital platforms and download 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 +


To celebrate, Bartees will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! tonight performing 'Wretched'.  Tomorrow night he will perform a free album release show at The Getty in LA.

He has also announced his first-ever headlining North American tour today. The 20+ date November and December run is on sale Friday 24th June at barteesstrange.com, and you can find all dates below.

18th - The Getty, Los Angeles CA, US

1st - Ile Du Gaou, Six-Fours-Les-Plages, France
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, Austria
13th - Haldern Pop Bar, Rees-Haldern, The Netherlands
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 - Third Man Records, London, UK [acoustic instore - matinee]
21st - Powerhaus, London, UK
22nd - Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK

7th - Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Calgary AB, Canadaª
8th - KettleHouse Amphitheater, Bonner MT, USª
9th -  Ogden Amphitheater, Ogden UT, USª
10th - Dillon Amphitheater, Dillon CO, USª
13th - MASS MoCA, North Adams MA, US
26th - Budweiser Stage, Toronto ON, Canada^
27th - National Arts Centre, Ottawa ON, Canada^
29th - MTELUS, Montreal QC, Canada^
30th - Capitole de Quebec, Quebec QC, Canada^

1st - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium, Halifax NS, Canada^

1st - All Things Go Music Festival, Columbia MD, US

3rd - Thunderbird, Pittsburgh PA, US
4th - Grog Shop, Cleveland OH, US
5th - The Basement, Columbus OH, US
7th - Turf Club, St. Paul MN, US*
8th - Thalia Hall (In The Round), Chicago IL, US *
9th - Loving Touch, Detroit MI, US*
14th - The Sinclair. Boston MA, US#
28th - White Oak, Houston TX, US*
29th - Parish, Austin TX, US*
30th - Deep Ellum Art Co, Dallas TX, US*

5th - Music Box, San Diego CA, US*
6th -  - Regent. Los Angeles CA, US*
7th - Independent, San Francisco CA, US*
9th - Neumos, Seattle WA, US*
10th - Fox Cabaret, Vancouver BC, Canada*
11th - Doug Fir, Portland OR, US*
13th - Urban Lounge, Salt Lake City UT, US*
14th - Bluebird, Denver CO, US*
16th - Beer City Music Hall, Oklahoma City OK, US*
18th - Terminal West, Atlanta GA, US*
19th - Basement East, Nashville TN, US*

ª - supporting The National
^ - supporting Metric, Spoon & Interpol
* w/ Pom Pom Squad
# w/ Spring Silver, No They Hate Change

Tour Dates

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. 

BarteesBorn Bartees Leon Cox Jr. 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).

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