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Barzin is a Canadian singer-songwriter named Barzin Hosseini.

Slow and melancholic, introspective and confessional: These words in some ways describe the sound of Barzin. A project that began sometime in 1995, Barzin was a solo endeavor at its inception. But somewhere along the way it shed its solitary skin allowing a wide array of characters into it’s sound. From amongst a rotating cast of musicians, who occasionally made appearances on recordings and at performances, three individuals slowly became a fixture of this project. The three characters in question are Mike Findlay, Suzanne Hancock, and Tony Dekker (Great Lake Swimmers). On 2003, Barzin released its self-titled debut album through the Montreal based label, Where Are My Records. The following year an E.P. titled Songs for Hinah, was released through the French based label, Hinah. And in 2006, the second full-length album titled My Life in Rooms was released in Canada through Weewerk Records and in Europe and U.S. through Monotreme Records.

Barzin’s second album, entitled My Life In Rooms, walks a minimalist line between chamber pop, alt-country, and indie rock. This collection of songs leans toward the melancholic writing of such bands as Tindersticks and Mojave 3.

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  • Lostphotograph

    I am very happy to be returning to Italy in May for another tour. I am also very happy to announce that the collection of poems entitled "Something I Have Not Done is Following Me" has been translated into Italian by Fabrizio Copola. You can order the book through Ghost Records: http://shop.ghostrecords.it/barzin-hosseini-rad-qualcosa-ch… Here are the tour dates: May 3rd GLAMOUR, Catania May 4th MARIUS, Barcellona P.G. (ME) May 5th AL KENISA, En May 6th CLUSTER CLUB, Reggio Calabria May 7th SMAVV, Santa Maria A Vico (CE) May 8th MELKWEG, Terlizzi (BA) May 9th FERRO 3, Scafati (SA) may 10th Godot Art Bistrot, Avellino may 11th Bucolica, Terracina (LT) may 12th , Degustazioni Musicali Umbria, San Gemini (TR) may 14th Ohibò, Milano may 15th Twiggy, Varese may 17th Anfiteatro del Venda, Galzignano (PD) may 18th Ex Cinema Aurora, Livorno may 20th Bronson, Ravenna (w/ Micah P. Hinson) may 21st Sudwerk, Bolzano may 22nd Lago di Oz, Spinetoli (AP)

    24 Apr 10:48pm Reply
  • nezdeshniysad

    "In the Dark You Can Love This Place" - я в этот год ничего лучше не слышал [2]

    19 Oct 2014 Reply
  • denniseckersley

    finally bought the new record before it jacks up in price. close one.

    23 Aug 2014 Reply
  • amneckbeard

    I don't listen to this guy nearly as much as I should [2]

    9 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Here is the new video for the song “Stealing Beauty” premiering on Exclaim.ca. The video was directed by the wonder girl, Denise Nouvion. A director by day, a singer of the popular band, Memoryhouse, by night. There is nothing this girl can’t do. http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/barzin-stealing_beauty_video

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • despise84

    love your music

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • srbin_1389

    "In the Dark You Can Love This Place" - я в этот год ничего лучше не слышал

    2 May 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Moonpalace Record is a Spanish record label that has been releasing records for over 10 years. They release hand crafted albums in small limited numbers. It's wonderful to have the opportunity to finally work with them. They are releasing an E.P. containing 5 unreleased songs. These songs were recorded over the past 10 years while I was working on my full length albums, but I was never able to find a place for them on my albums. I received help from some very talented musicians & engineers such as: Nick Zubeck, Marshall Bureau, Robbie Grunwald, Chris Stringer, David Hermiston, James Bunton, Sandro Perri, Michael Plater Findlay, Ryan Carley, Dee Blanche, Darren Wall, Mitchell Girio, Jennifer Foster, Mackenzie Kristjon. Only 100 cds were made. For those interested, you can pre-order the album starting today until April 16th here: http://www.moonpalacerecords.com/tienda.html You can listen to the tracks here: http://moonpalacerecords.bandcamp.com/album/mr029-moonpalace-ep

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • ekesner

    I'd kill to find his old stuff from mp3.com

    20 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Mandaah86

    I love the new album!!! ♥

    24 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Here it is – the first video from the new album. Premiering on Exclaim! for the song, “All The While.” Directed by the fiercely talented, Jason Yeomans. http://exclaim.ca/MusicVideo/ClickHear/barzin-all_while_video

    14 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    I'll be returning to Europe this spring for a full band tour! More shows will be added in the coming days. info here: http://www.monotremerecords.com/?p=4204

    11 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    USA Today premiers new track "Fake it 'til You Make It." http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/01/31/barzin-fake-it-til-you-make-it-premiere/5079135/

    1 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    New Album. Rolling Stone premiere The new album, To Live Alone In That Long Summer, is finally completed. It will be released worldwide on Feb. 25th through Monotreme Records, http://www.monotremerecords.com/, excluding Italy. It will be released in Italy through Ghost Records on March 2nd. http://www.ghostrecords.it/. You can listen to a track from the new album at Rolling Stone.com The song "All The While" premieres today on their website. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/all-the-while-by-barzin-free-mp3-20131212 The album will not be available until end of Feb. but you can pre-order it now through Monotreme Records http://monotremerecords.limitedrun.com/products/521365 and Ghost Records http://ghostrecords.it/ita/albums/?id=53 I couldn't have made this album without the help of some very wonderful and talented musicians. You can see the list of people involved in the making of this album here. http://www.barzinh.com/

    13 Dec 2013 Reply
  • SPHRTH

    I don't listen to this guy nearly as much as I should

    15 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Some time ago, I had the pleasure of doing an interview with Jules Johnson for his "More Than Robots" podcast. We spoke mainly about the album "My Life In Room." The Podcast is available now. http://morethanrobots.me/post/66203117738/007-my-life-in-rooms

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Toronto photographer, Rebecca Wood, has been kind enough to allow me to use her photographs from her "What Feels To Be True" series for my new album. The new album is called "To Live Alone In That Long Summer. It will be released in March 2014 by Monotreme Records and Ghost Records (Italy Only). http://instagram.com/p/fBoZ7cAzXS/

    4 Oct 2013 Reply
  • soffysoffy

    want listen and listen... thank u!

    7 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Lostphotograph

    Three years ago I began working on a new album. I think I finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. The new album will be released in Spring of 2014. There are many good people to thank in due time.

    8 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Ayan-Ray

    It's amusing how so much of Barzin's music is about taking notes, either in your head or on paper. He's even got an album called Notes to an Absent Lover. I agree with Franciele. His music makes you want to drop everything you're doing and just listen to the honesty in his voice.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
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