Bartees Strange has become one of the most captivating and talented rock musicians globally since releasing his debut album “Live Forever” in 2020. His second album, “Farm to Table,” released in 2022, brought together a diverse range of textures and themes, from hip-hop to sun-soaked indie glam, demonstrating Strange’s ability to shift between styles. He pours his heart into his music, including hair-raising concertos about his hometown, Black pride, heartache, and self-love.
With a bonus track from the physical release of the album, “Daily News,” now available on streaming services, it is proof that Strange is an exceptional musician with an electric, commanding stage presence.
“This song has lived many lives. For everyone who’s heard a version of it I hope this one makes you feel at home. S/o to my friends in Stay Inside for helping me figure it out over the years, and to the folks who helped me pull it together again. This was my first recording I made when the pandemic started, April 2020.” – comments Bartees.
The song comes as a sensual blend of alternative rock, synth pop, indie and post rock, with shining guitars and cascading breakdowns of octaves and horns that complement Strange’s soulful vocals.
This single is a perfect teaser for Strange’s upcoming shows, including SXSW, Newport Folk Festival, and the Re:SET summer concert series, with his opening for The National in the fall.
March 14 @ 3:10PM: Austin, TX @ Working Families Party’s The Politics Stage, Austin Motel
March 14 @ TBD: Austin, TX @ Give A Note (SXSW official), The Belmont
March 16 @ 1:00PM: Austin, TX @ BrooklynVegan, Empire
March 16 @ 2:00PM: Austin, TX @ NIVA/Live List/Tidal, The Parish
March 16 @ 4:30PM: Austin, TX @ Stereogum, Cheer Up Charlies
April 3: Southampton, UK @ The Joiners
April 4: London, UK @ Lafayette
April 6: Nottingham, UK @ Bodega Social Club
April 7: Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
April 8: Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Institute
April 10: Bristol, UK @ Rough Trade
April 11: Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club
June 2: San Diego, CA @ Re:SET – Spandragon
June 3: Los Angeles, CA @ Re:SET – Brookside
June 4: Stanford, CA @ Re:SET – Frost Amp
June 9: Dallas, TX @ ReSet – The Ground @ Texas Trust
June 10: New Orleans, LA @ Re:SET – City Park
June 11: Atlanta, GA @ Re:SET – Central Park
June 16: Washington, DC @ Re:SET – Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 17: New York, NY @ Re:SET – Forest Hills
June 18: Boston, MA @ Re:SET – Suffolk Downs
June 21: Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Festival
June 23: Columbus, OH @ Re:SET – Kemba Live
June 24: Chicago, IL @ Re:SET – Riis Park
June 25: Nashville, TN @ Re:SET – Centennial Park
July 29: Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
September 29: Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome (with The National)
September 30: Berlin, DE @ Max-Scheling Halle (with The National)
October 1: Munich, DE @ Zenith (with The National)
October 4: Madrid, ES @ Wizink Center (with The National)
October 5: Porto, PT @ Super Bock Arena (with The National)
October 6: Lisbon, PT @ Campo Pequeno (with The National)