National Barks

  • Local
  • spooky
  • rock
  • garage rock
  • indie rock
  • surf rock

Bandmates Adam Brandt and Jeffrey Earl came up with the name "National Barks" to honor their first demo recordings as a newly created Cincinnati band. Each track unintentionally included Brandt's dogs barking in the background as pedestrians passed their practice space. Fortunately, the music matched the hounds' haunting howls, so the name stuck. With a retro, spooky vibe, National Barks explores a side of rock that will make you feel like you're riding along with the gang solving mysteries or

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National Barks Releases New video for "Funslinger" 

Here we go now! Cincy spooky surf rock duo National Barks is at it again, and this time they’re bringing the fun.
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Celebrate the Day with a New National Barks Song & Video 

“Under the Cell Tower,” is a total jam. While the content might be heavy, the song sounds like a heralding of summer in Cincy (even if we just had some snow falling). Sharp, but spacey guitars, lyrically somber but dancey - it’s a good track to play as you… celebrate the day.


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National Barks Release Music Video - "You Gave Me Something I Can't Shake Off" 

National Barks have released the music video for ""You Gave Me Something I Can't Shake Off" from the EP with the same name!

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Get Lost in Lo Fi City's Compilation 8 

For Lo Fi City, Cincinnati’s own alt/indie/lofi/fuzzrock label, the art is most certainly not lost. It’s thriving. It’s fascinating. And most importantly, it’s fun.

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National Barks Release Video for Creeps 

National Barks to release video for "Creeps" tonight at 8p!

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National Barks Release Becky Bummer 

National Barks just released their newest music video, "Becky Bummer!"

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Fifth & Vine LIVE Returns to Fountain Square 

Head on over to Fountain Square every Friday & Saturday from 7-11p for live music on the Square for Fifth & Vine LIVE!

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National Barks Release Japanese Car in the Desert 

National Barks have released the video for Japanese Car in the Desert!

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CincyMusic LIVE to Benefit MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater 

Celebrate New Years Eve with a Live Streaming Benefit for two of our favorite venues, MOTR Pub and The Woodward Theater! Grab some bubbly and donate what you can!

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National Barks Release Something I Can't Shake Off 

National Barks have released Something I Can't Shake Off today! All proceeds of the EP will be donated to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati.

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