The Barr Brothers Release Surprise Outtakes EP

The Barr Brothers Release Surprise Outtakes EP
The Barr Brothers recorded 40 tracks when making their 2014 sophomore album Sleeping Operator, so it's no big surprise the folksy Montreal band have a whole pile of extra songs left over. Now they've shared five of them in the form of a new EP.

Alta Falls is made up of extra material from the sessions, and it's available immediately. It includes a short instrumental overture ("Oscilla"), a six-minute piano ballad ("Alta Falls") and a few beautiful Americana tunes.

In a statement, the band describe this EP has being made up of "some of our favourite misfits from the Sleeping Operator sessions." For those with Spotify, Alta Falls can be streamed at the bottom of this page; scroll past the tracklist and the band's upcoming tour dates to listen.

If you'd like to buy a copy, it's available on iTunes. Currently, the EP is only available digitally.

Alta Falls:

1. Oscilla
2. Burn Card
3. Alta Falls
4. Never Been a Captain
5. May 4th

Tour dates:

04/28 London, UK - O2 Shepard's Bush Empire *
04/30 Manchester, UK - The Albert Hall *
05/01 Liverpool, UK - Philharmonic Hall *
05/03 Kilkenny, Ireland - Cleeres (Kilkenny Roots Festival)
05/02 Kilkenny, Ireland - Cleeres (Kilkenny Roots Festival)
05/05 Rimouski, QC - Salle Desjardins Telus $
05/06 Gaspe, QC - Salle des Spectacles Gaspé $
05/07 Carleton-sur-mer, QC - Quai des Arts $
05/08 Levis, QC - L'Anglicane $
05/09 Saint Irenee, QC - Domaine Forget $
05/17 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall ~
05/18 San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern ^
05/20 Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda ^
05/21 Las Vegas, NV - Brooklyn Bowl Vegas ^
05/23 San Francisco, CA - The Independent 
05/24 Penngrove, CA - Twin Oaks Tavern
05/26 Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre ^
05/27 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom ^
05/28 Seattle, WA - Neptune ^
05/29 Vancouver, BC - The Imperial
06/04 Brooklyn, NY - Summerstage (Red Hook Park)%
06/12 Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
06/13 Aspen, CO - Snowmass
06/20 Stratton, VT - Wanderlust Festival
07/01 Trois Rivieres, QC - Festivoix
07/02-05 Quincy, CA - High Sierra Music Festival
07/17 Quebec, QC - Plaines d'Abraham (FEQ) 
07/18 Louisville, KY - Forecastle Festival
07/25 Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival  

* with Calexico
$ with Isaac Taylor
~ with Quinn Tsan
^ with Shakey Graves
# with Eilen Jewell 
% with Felice Brothers