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Barcelona Revisit Absolutes


04/16/2009
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(Universal) Seattle-based trio Barcelona are set to release an expanded and remixed version of their acclaimed debut album Absolutes on April 28th via Universal Motown. In anticipation of the release, the band offers an exclusive stream of an acoustic version of the new track "Come Back When You Can."

Originally released in August 2007 on the band's own NBD Music, Absolutes received rave reviews from coast to coast. Believing that Absolutes has not yet reached its fullest potential and scoring a major label deal with Universal Motown, the band decided to reissue their debut, amended with a number of recent songs.

The new material – which includes the outsized "The Takers" and the plaintive ballad, "Come Back When You Can" – point to an even greater confidence than before, a skillfulness gleaned from countless nights on the road. Barcelona also took the opportunity to have Absolutes remixed by three-time Grammy Award winning producer/engineer Michael H. Brauer (Coldplay, John Mayer). The sonic tweaking amplifies the album's already substantial power, bringing out the full force of the band's spirit and emotion.

Absolutes track listing:
Falling Out of Trees
It's About Time
Lesser Things
Colors
Come Back When You Can
Get Up
The Takers
First Floor People
Response
Faded
Stars
Numb
Please Don't Go
Times to Mend (iTunes exclusive)

Following several successful performances at SXSW, Barcelona is ready to hit the road with a US tour that includes dates with Mae

Catch Barcelona in the following cities:

April
11- Nectar Lounge- Seattle, WA
13- The Big Dipper- Spokane, WA
14- Marquis Theater- Denver, CO
15- Schubas- Chicago, IL
19- The Casbah- Charlotte, NC *
20- Masquerade- Hell Stage- Atlanta, GA *
21- Orpheum- Tampa, FL *
22- The Social- Orlando, FL *
23- Bottletree Café- Birmingham, AL *
25- The Door- Dallas, TX *
26- Walter's on Washington- Houston, TX *
28- Emo's- Austin, TX *
30- Launchpad- Albuquerque, NM *

May
1- The Rock- Tucson, AZ *
2- The Clubhouse- Tempe, AZ *
5- The Loft (UC San Diego)- La Jolla, CA *
6- Chain Reaction- Anaheim, CA *
7- Troubadour- West Hollywood, CA *
8- Stockton Empire Theater- Stockton, CA *
9- Bottom of the Hill- San Francisco, CA *
10- The Boardwalk- Orangevale, CA *
12- Hawthorne Theatre- Portland, OR *
16- Avalon Theater- Salt Lake City, UT *
19- Off Broadway- St. Louis, MO *
20- Triple Rock- Minneapolis, MN *
22- Magic Stick- Detroit, MI *
23-Agora Ballroom- Cleveland, OH *
24- The Tralf- Buffalo, NY *
27- North Star Bar- Philadelphia, PA *
28- Mr Smalls Theatre- Millvale, PA *
29- Blender Theater at Gramercy- New York, NY *
30- The Norva- Norfolk, VA *

* w/ Mae



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