Washed Out shares new track "Hard To Say Goodbye"

By Josh Blalock 3 months ago

Washed Out just shared this new song titled Hard To Say Goodbye from his upcoming album Mister Mellow. It's a visual album that's set for release June 30th via Stones Throw. Listen below:... Read More


Watch Perfume Genius' Tiny Desk Performance of "Slip Away" & "Valley"

By Josh Blalock 3 months ago

NPR just released this excellent Tiny Desk Concert featuring Perfume Genius. He performs "Valley" and "Slip Away" from his latest album No Shape as well as "Normal Song" from Put Your Back N 2 It. The fourth full-length from Perfume Genius, No Shape, was released May 5 on Matador Records.... Read More


Premiere: Zach Schimpf + BIRP Records

By Josh Blalock 5 months ago

Very pleased to announce that we will be working with Zach Schimpf to release his next album, Zach’s House of Holograms, on vinyl! We’ve been sharing Zach’s music for over five years now and couldn’t be more excited to release this next album through our new label,... Read More


Interview: Pond

By Christian Paz 6 months ago

Last week, I spoke with Nick, frontman and vocalist for Pond. We chatted about colonialism in Australia, his relationship with Tame Impala’s frontman Kevin Parker, and why Pond’s members have started listening to Kanye. Read on: Let’s dive right into it – You have an... Read More


Interview: Crying

By Christian Paz 6 months ago

Earlier this month, I had a chance to talk with members of the band Crying. In my top 10 albums of 2016 list, I listed their project, Beyond the Fleeting Gales, as my favorite album of the year. So, needless to say, I was pretty excited to do this interview with them! I want to talk about your... Read More


Interview: Mt. Joy

By Brian Earls 6 months ago

Brian Earls is a contributor at BIRP! and co-founded ARTGOON.org where he takes tracks from across the generic-spectrum of sound and space and blends them into delicious music smoothies, all available for free. He was concieved to Between a Man and a Woman by Kate Bush, raised on Cowboys From... Read More


SYLVAN ESSO Announce New Album 'WHAT NOW' + Tour Dates

By Josh Blalock 7 months ago

Acclaimed duo Sylvan Esso have announced their long awaited new album today: What Now will be released on April 28th via Loma Vista Recordings. An album that feels urgent and relevant to this particular time in history, What Now asks where we go as a culture... Read More


Christian's Top 10 Albums of 2016

By Christian Paz 8 months ago

I've never done a top albums list before, so I'll start out by listing my criteria for judging these projects. I pretty much look at only two things: continuity and listenability. Of those two, continuity is by far the most objective. Continuity is how well the album flows together. Does it... Read More


Christian's Top 20 Songs of 2016

By Christian Paz 8 months ago

20. Brasstracks - Say U Won't   What a year Brasstracks has had. The Brooklyn duo has helped produce songs for Anderson Paak and Chance the Rapper on their 2016 albums, in addition to creating their own album. After listening to "Say U Won't", it's easy to see why... Read More


Interview: Austin Basham

By Christian Paz 9 months ago

I had the opportunity to sit down and talk to Austin Basham, a folk singer hailing from Austin, TX. We've featured Austin's music before and I was delighted to catch him while on his first ever European tour. Here's what we talked about:    So I know you’ve been in... Read More