Merging cloud-streaked dream pop and lo-fi indie electronica, Brooklyn five-piece Barrie are named for main songwriter Barrie Lindsay. The group's debut EP, Singles, saw release in 2018.
Most members of Barrie met via online radio station The Lot Radio in Brooklyn. Lindsay, who had studied music theory and composition at Wesleyan University and was releasing solo music, eventually teamed up with station DJs Noah Prebish (guitar/synths) and Spurge Carter (keyboards). They added London, England native Dominic Apa (Is Tropical, DOM) on drums, and São Paulo transplant Sabine Holler rounded out the lineup on bass. The quintet soon found a home at Winspear, which released the EP Singles in October 2018. Barrie opened shows in the New York area for Yelle the following month, then toured the U.S. in support of Miya Folick in early 2019. Co-produced by Lindsay and engineer/mixer Jake Aron (Snail Mail, Fort Lean), the band's full-length debut, Happy to Be Here, followed that May.