CMJ Artist Spotlight: Barkhouse

For Fans Of: Wilco, The Black Keys, The Strokes

Barkhouse started out as a one-night show designed by Will de Zengotita, to showcase some long hidden material. He was joined by several musicians that night, including old companions Jay Mort and Olmo Tighe. These three would go on to form Barkhouse – but even as the writing became a shared endeavor, their songs continued to have the same sincerity and intensity that characterized those first offerings.

What has been your biggest accomplishment this year so far?
We’ve had a lot of great things going on this year but it has to be recording our soon to be released EP WOLVES AT THE WALL.  We recorded at Adrian Grenier’s Wreckroom and we’re really happy with this bunch of songs, the 4 original tracks have a lot of variety but a unifying sounds as well and we also added our cover of Rihanna/Mikky Ekko hit Stay after getting such a nice reaction to the video we did for it.  The EP comes out November 18th!

What are some of your goals for CMJ week?
CMJ is great for getting into the ears of people who haven’t heard you before.  We’ve got a couple of sets designed specifically for CMJ, since you often have less time on stage you want to come with a lot of energy from start to finish.  We’re really just hoping to get some new people into our music and get people excited about this EP we have coming out.

What’s on the agenda for the rest of 2014?
Well we’re playing one show before CMJ, 9:00 on Friday October 10th at Arlene’s Grocery.  Then after CMJ its all about getting WOLVES AT THE WALL out there.  We’ll be shooting a video for the title track with an amazing director named Damien Paris and our record release party is on November 22nd at Cameo Gallery in Brooklyn.  We ‘ve also already started recording a new song with our longtime friend and collaborator Jake Grover and have a song in the movie Grace which just had its NYC theatrical debut.

CMJ Schedule:
Weds., Oct. 22nd – 10:05pm – Big Picture Media 6th Annual Showcase – The Living Room Williamsburg

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