BARTEES STRANGE – ” Farm to Table “

Posted: December 22, 2022 in MUSIC

Bartees Strange is a producer and songwriter in Washington, D.C.His mother is an opera singer. His dad served in the military for decades. He traveled widely for his parents jobs — born in Ipswich, England 1989, his family did stints in Germany, Greenland, and a number of states across america before he hit his 12th birthday when they settled down in Mustang, Oklahoma.

Where do you go after you blow up big? For Bartees Strange, the follow-up to his 2021 of breakthroughs—a buzzy Pitchfork Fest set; support slots for tours with Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Courtney Barnett—is a push even further forward in sound and intent. Bartees continues to impress me with his ever-evolving sound. “Cosigns” builds from a slow-burning laundry list of those music industry Ws (“I’m in L.A, I’m with Phoebe, I’m a genius, damn“) to a tear-up-the-dance-floor finale of raw ambition: “Hungry as ever, it’s never enough.” Country ballads, gentle piano soul and hard-driving rock elbow each other for room at “Farm to Table”, but the multiplicity is rapturous rather than merely chaotic. Bartees Strange’s unpredictability is his superpower, and it’s so exciting to watch his artistic expression evolve. 

released June 17, 2022

Bartees Strange under exclusive licence to 4AD Records

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