Seán Barna

“Seán Barna’s debut EP begins at the end. Rather than a narrative about love, Cutter Street is a story about the resurrection afterwards. Barna immediately makes that clear in the opening track of the same name. “In the end we go insane / When we find our common ground / What we need we take in vain / You should have thrown that bottle down.” Woah, Seán.

After a stint in California, the drummer-turned-songwriter returned to D.C. to celebrate this reawakening. The following album’s five ballads are related reflections on the booze, pills, and bar bathrooms that both destroyed a relationship and healed at least one of its victims. Barna’s intriguing Scottish accent augments the torturous immediacy of the singer’s pain. ”
— Tori Kerr, DCist,

Seán Barna is a singer, songwriter, and drummer living in Washington, D.C. His debut EP, Cutter Street, is an urgent and powerful collection of songs recorded at The Fortress in Downtown Los Angeles in late-2013 and early-2014, while Seán was jobless and living on his friend's couch. He is currently in pre-production for his followup EP, Assassins, due out in early 2015. [+]