Breanna Barbara's "Mirage Dreams" Is Interview's 'Song Of The Week' | Plays With Deer Tick & Margo Price

Breanna Barbara's "Mirage Dreams" Track Is Interview's
Song Of The Week

Plays Hudson RiverStage With Deer Tick And Margo Price
On July 16

'Mirage Dreams' LP Out 7.22 Via No Roads
LISTEN & SHARE: Breanna Barbara - "Mirage Dreams"

"While it arises out of tragedy it does so with a gleeful vengeance, and in the case of this track, even a howl." - Interview

WATCH & SHARE: Breanna Barbara - "Nothin But Your Lovin"

Brooklyn-based musician Breanna Barbara ain’t just another super cute indie chick. This girl has got pipes, not to mention the unabashed soulfulness of the blues musicians of days past."
Breanna Barabara's "Mirage Dreams" is Interview's Song Of The Week.

Breanna opened to the magazine about the story behind this song: "This one came out of me like a freight train," she recalls. "I had been playing and writing songs on the guitar for a while but was becoming a little numb and uninspired in the whole writing process. A lot of the songs I was making at the time had been coming from my experience after losing my father unexpectedly to a drug overdose."

"I could tell something was boiling inside of me, I just didn't know how to get it out. I knew I was sick of being sad and I was sick of singing sad songs." "The moment this song came out of me I felt like I had finally shed some old snake skin and was ready to dance and scream."

Last week, BULLETT premiered Barbara's live video for "Nothin But Your Lovin." They praised her saying that she's not your typical cute indie chick, "This girl has got pipes, not to mention the unabashed soulfulness of the blues musicians of days past."

The singer-songwriter’s forthcoming Mirage Dreams LP introduces a bold new voice steeped in occult blues (think of it as a Southern Gothic fusion of blues and psychedelia), with songs about losing a parent to an overdose and a New York of empty clubs and sweaty, unairconditioned lofts but also about falling in love and finding an artistic voice.

Recorded and produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes, Hurray for the Riff Raff) at The Bomb Shelter in East Nashville over two weeks in the winter of 2014, the album features Ben Trimble of Fly Golden Eagle (backing vocals, keys); Jem Cohen of The Ettes (backing vocals); Matt Menold (lead guitar, organ), Charles Garmendia (drums), and Eduardo DuQuesne (bass) of Clear Plastic Masks; Jon Etes (upright bass, pedal steel, keys); and David Grant (drums, percussion).

Breanna, who’d self-released two albums (Theoria and Baby Where You Are) on Bandcamp, sent her “funny little iPhone recordings” to Andrija, who invited her to come down to Nashville. She packed her guitar and drove down in the van she slept in some nights: “Every morning we'd meet around 10, drink coffee, listen to the acoustic demos I sent him, and brainstorm how we wanted the song to turn out. Then we'd go into the studio and do a few takes,” recalls Breanna. “I had literally never recorded with more than my iPhone or computer, so going from that to working with someone who has platinum records on his bathroom floor was pretty surreal.”

Breanna was born in Edina, Minnesota and raised in Bradenton, Florida. She began writing and performing songs at house shows and bars in St. Augustine, FL, and traveled around the north and southeast before settling in New York City. She has shared bills with Deap Vally, Yak, and The Mystery Lights, with upcoming concerts opening for Deer Tick, Margo Price, Wild Beasts, and Bo Ningen.

Mirage Dreams comes out on July 22, 2016, the first release from new NYC boutique label No Roads Records.

7.16 - New York, NY - Hudson RiverStage *

7.22 - New York, NY - Berlin (Release)

8.26-27 - Helsinki, FN - Modern Sky Fest

* With Deer Tick and Margo Price

Vinyl (Amazon)
Digital (iTunes)
Mirage Dreams - TRACKLISTING
01. Sailin’ Sailin’
02. Who Are You
03. The Race
04. Nothin’ But Your Lovin’
05. Baby Where You Are
06. Mirage Dreams
07. Where’s My Baby
08. I’m Alright
09. Go Back
10. Daddy Dear
11. Wood Demon