Portland, Oregon-based singer-songwriter Barry Brusseau spent twenty years playing everything from metal to hardcore punk, with fifteen of those years spent touring in the pop-punk band The Jimmies, before they eventually disbanded.
That journey lead to Brusseau’s complete one-eighty with the release of his debut solo album, A Night Goes Through, released exclusively on vinyl and digitally. Now, he has returned with his sophomore full-length, folk-based The Royal Violent Birds.
Brusseau went to Jackpot! Studios to work with Larry Crane. Larry recorded some of Brusseau’s old punk material and his resume is full of great projects, including Sleatery- Kinney, Quasi, Elliot Smith, and Tape Op Magazine. Guest musicians for Brusseau’s new record include his brother Tim Ward, Tyler Tornfelt on bass, Aubrey Webber on cello, and jazz horn player Michael Paul.
Watch the making of the special edition canvas vinyl on YouTube.
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“Love and Adoration” by Barry Brusseau