Barcelona on Featured Artist, Absolutes Out 9/25, Tour

Seattle melodic indie rock quartet Barcelona will be featured on the front page of beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 15 ( – refresh if it does not appear ) and their full album available for streaming until Friday, August 18 at  Currently, Barcelona sits on the charts as the #4 unsigned artist in Washington state and #61 “indie” artist in the country.

Barcelona released their debut disc titled absolutes digitally via iTunes on August 14 with a brick-and-mortar street date of September 25. The independent release will be licensed and distributed by Curb Appeal Records and the band recently inked an exclusive, worldwide deal with Warner Chappell Publishing.

What began as a solo project two years ago has matured into the four-piece piano-driven, melodic, indie rock machine of Barcelona.

After recording his solo debut Safety Songs, an up-and-coming Seattle singer/songwriter Brian Fennell (vocals, keyboards) assembled a band for a short tour including his childhood friend Brian Eichelberger – a classically trained violinist who self-taught bass – and college buddies Chris Bristol (Guitar) and Rhett Stonelake (drums).

As the chemistry clicked and the sound evolved, Fennell realized his musical ambitions were best suited to a band, and Barcelona was born.

Re-recording  “Numb,” “Response,” and “Colors” – three tracks from Fennell’s solo disc Safety Songs – to anchor the set, Barcelona crafted a new batch of piano-based melodic songs led by Fennell’s soaring vocals that would become absolutes.

Now, with their first full-length album under their belts, Barcelona is currently on tour showcasing for the fan base they’ve built on the west coast, and beyond.

Barcelona will tour in the following cities:
August 9                     ANAHEIM, CA                                  Chain Reaction
August 10                  BAKERSFIELD, CA                The Dome
August 11                  SAN DIEGO, CA                            Lestat’s
August 12                  LOS ANGELES, CA                   Knitting Factory
August 13                  SACRAMENTO, CA             Old Ironsides
August 14                  SAN FRANCISCO, CA                   Hotel Utah
August 17                  ASHLAND, OR                                 The Revolution
August 18                  MOSCOW, ID                                    Univ. of Idaho^
August 19                  BELLEVUE, WA                                 Hear Music Starbucks (acoustic)
August 19                  SEATTLE, WA                                    Chop Suey
August 22                  SPOKANE, WA                                 Caterina Winery
August 24                  SALT LAKE CITY, UT                   Kilby Court
August 25                  DENVER, CO                                    Marquis Theater
August 29                  COEUR D’ALENE, ID                    North Idaho College

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