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thebarrbrotherslp.jpg The Barr Brothers
 

Queens of the Breakers (Secret City Records)

The Barr Brothers are a Canadian band featuring, hey, brothers (let’s call them Andrew Barr and Brad Barr) who also have Sarah Page doing some extraordinary stuff with them (particularly on harp). They make the kind of Americana that is imbued with a dusty longing and their latest album is their most affecting yet. Melding folk, blues and rock, in the most heart-stopping of manners, this release sees them planting their flag somewhere between Simon and Garfunkel and The War on Drugs (which is the kind of sweet spot that I’d make a particular point of visiting).