BAR – WELCOME TO BAR – ITA099 (LP incl. CD & DL)

The Düsseldorf duo BAR, consisting of Stabil Elite musician Lucas Croon and Christina Irrgang, debuts with a musical hybrid between New Wave, Balearic, Shoegaze, Dream Pop and Noir Songwriting. Lucas Croon sings as if he had studied with Nick Cave, Brian Ferry and Chris Isaac. The lady at his side, Christina Irrgang, is no less elegant: Her timbre seems completely absorbed in the music, and yet it somehow floats above it, bold and cool. The effect is reminiscent of Claudia Brücken from the Düsseldorf synthpop band Propaganda, whose magical coldness was simply an extremely fascinating form of white soul.

“Welcome to BAR” is recorded, produced and emotionally arranged on various synthesizers, the drums, with film soundtrack samples, vocal collages and instruments such as the pocket piano, which Croon and Irrgang became aware of in Los Angeles through their acquaintance with Diva Dompé, the daughter of Bauhaus drummer Kevin Haskins. Passion can be felt in everything they say, sing and play. Passion for love, for nights in a neon glow, for dark pulsating bass lines, black and white romance, driving synth beats and the affectionately playful “À Rebours” – aestheticism with no objection to the natural.



11.06.14 – Düsseldorf – Salon des Amateurs (Record Release Party) – GER
12.07.14 – Düsseldorf – Open Source Festival – GER
13.07.14 – Wuppertal – Sommerloch – GER
19.07.14 – Ingolstadt – Museum für Konkrete Kunst – GER
02.08.14 – Karlsruhe – Badischer Kunstverein – GER
20.08.14 – Köln – Studio 672 (C/O Pop Festival) – GER
05.09.14 – Düsseldorf – Filippa K Store (Vogue’s Fashion Night Out) – GER
16.09.14 – Berlin – Akademie der Künste (Berlin Art Week Grand Opening) – GER
17.09.14 – Hamburg – Pudel Club – GER
24.10.14 – Bremen – Theater Bremen – GER
08.11.14 – Essen – Hotel Shanghai (w/ Trümmer) – GER
22.11.14 – Düsseldorf – Zakk (Electronic Night) – GER

More dates soon…


Artist: BAR
Title: Welcome To BAR
Label: ITALIC recordings
Cat: No.: ITA099
Format: LP (incl. CD & DL) / Digital
Album release date: 13.6.2014
Distribution: Rough Trade, Kompakt & Morr Music

A1. White Noise (4:54)
A2. Adios (5:02)
A3. Dexy’s Alrobe (5:46)
A4. Sternberg & Mason (4:49)
B1. Anjali Reverse (4:29)
B2. Luna May (5:59)
B3. BAR Theme (6:19)



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