Barrie, Dom, Noah, Sabine, and Spurge – collectively known as Barrie – clock in with their debut track “Canyons,” on Winspear. While the group now calls Brooklyn home, each member arrived via their own avenue, coming from Baltimore, Boston, São Paulo, London, and Upstate New York.

Previously, lead songwriter Barrie Lindsay worked as a studio assistant for a sculptor, while Spurge and Noah work at The Lot Radio – a community-run, online radio station – where the three met through a mutual friend and connected with their drummer Dom. And then there’s Sabine, from Brazil via Berlin, who was recruited through a Tinder profile set up by the band to track down a bassist.

The group’s opening statement, “Canyons,” wobbles through shades of verses, echoes of choruses, and across the velvet upholstery of theater seats. Songwriter Barrie describes how “every revision until the end was like a swipe of sandpaper, stripping it down and roughing up the sweetness.”

“…a wistful, swaying dream-pop gem that twinkles like hazy city lights on a late-night cruise down Mullholland Drive…” – Gorilla vs. Bear

“…groovy, dreamy haze that’s easy to fall for.”Stereogum

“Every once in a while a debut single arrives so elegant and fully-formed it’s hard to believe that there was nothing else before it.” – Gold Flake Paint

“…groovy AF.”TRL / MTV

“…Barrie prove that chillwave will never die…” – The Line of Best Fit


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