Seattle label Barsuk began its life as a way for This Busy Monster to put out their 7" singles, but began in earnest in 1998 with the release of Death Cab for Cutie's Something About Airplanes. The label is celebrating 15 years with four nights of special shows in Seattle and a special day at Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival which is Labor Day Weekend.
The Bumbershoot day (Sunday, 9/1) includes Death Cab for Cutie's performance of Transatlanticism in full, plus sets by Ra Ra Riot, Mates of State, David Bazan, and Ramona Falls. Tickets for Bumbershoot are still available.
The four-night Barsuk celebration happens November 8 - 10 at various Seattle venues, and will include performances by Nada Surf (playing Let Go in full), Matthew Caws and Julianna Hatfield's new project Minor Alps, Mates of State, The Long Winters, Cymbals Eat Guitars, David Bazan, DCFC's Chris Walla, Menomena, Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter, "special guests" and more. Full schedule below.
Cymbals Eat Guitars will be touring back home from the Barsuk anniversary, which concludes with a show at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory on November 23. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (8/16) at 10 AM.
All Cymbals Eat Guitars tour dates are listed, along with the Barsuk 15th Anniversary line-ups, below....
Barsuk Records - 15th Anniversary Celebration, Seattle WA
Thursday 11/7 - Showbox at the Market:
Nada Surf (playing Let Go), Special Guest, Mates of State, and more
Friday 11/8 - Neptune Theater:
The Long Winters (playing When I Pretend To Fall), David Bazan, Chris Walla, Minor Alps, and more
Saturday 11/9 - Neumos:
Menomena, Maps and Atlases, Yellow Ostrich, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and a very special end of the night guest
Sunday 11/10 - Tractor Tavern:
Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter (special anniversary performance with original lineup playing Reckless Burning), Special Guest, Rocky Votolato, Laura Gibson (solo), and more
Cymbals Eat Guitars -- 2013 Tour Dates
07 Sep - NEW LONDON, CT · I Am Festival
05 Nov - LOS ANGELES, CA · Satellite 21+
06 Nov - SAN FRANCISCO, CA · The Chapel all-ages
08 Nov - PORTLAND, OR · Mississippi Studios 21+
09 Nov - SEATTLE, WA · Neumo's Barsuk 15th Anniversary Celebration
14 Nov - FERNDAL, MI · The Loving Touch 21+
15 Nov - CHICAGO, IL · Schubas
16 Nov - MADISON, WI · Der Rathskeller all-ages
17 Nov - GRAND RAPIDS, MI · Founders Brewery, Co. 21+
20 Nov - COLUMBUS, OH · Ace of Cups 18+
21 Nov - WASHINGTON, DC · DC 9
22 Nov - PHILADELPHIA, PA · Fire
23 Nov - NEW YORK, NY · Knitting Factory 16+