For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War

The record is called For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War. It's our take on ten iconic songs from the Spanish Civil War, the original anti-fascist songbook and a fitting soundtrack for this moment in time. The record was made with the generous support of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives and all proceeds go to ALBA. Liner notes by Adam Hochschild.

Velina Brown: vocals

John Bollinger: drums
Peter Hess: clarinet
Dan Kaufman: guitar
Peter Lettre, bass
Catherine McRae: violin
Pamelia Stickney: theremin
Danny Tunick: marimba, vibes

Special guests: Dafna Napthali, voice; Sebastiaan Faber, trumpet

Mixed by Martin Bisi
Liner notes: Adam Hochschild
Mastered by Fred Kevorkian
Design by Heung-Heung Chin

Bella Ciao

Our first full-length album in six years, Bella Ciao is inspired by ancient Roman Jewish melodies as well as the Italian Resistance during the Second World War. Special guests include Dawn McCarthy of Faun Fables, who sings the legendary title track, Scottish poet Fiona Templeton delivering poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Alfonso Gatto, and our old friend and cohort Dan Coates on electronics.


Force of Light

An album of songs inspired by the Romanian-Jewish poet Paul Celan. Released in late September, 2007, on John Zorn’s Tzadik label. These pieces were all written by Dan and performed by Barbez. The record also features Scottish poet Fiona Templeton reading Celan’s words, Sarah Bernstein and Catherine McRae on violin, and Julia Kent on cello.

Somebody Get Rid of the King

Released in July ’07, this red or white vinyl only 7” is limited to 400 copies. The A side is an instrumental homage to Mexico City. The B side is an anti-war song with a guest appearance by Julia Kent on cello. Original artwork done by Dan.





The band completed its third recording in 2005, which introduced theremin ingénue Pamelia Kurstin into the mix. The record also includes a guest appearance by Jeremy Jacobsen, aka the Lonesome Organist. Like all our other recordings, this one too was recorded and mixed by the masterful Martin Bisi.

Barbez (2nd self-titled)

The band completed its second album in 2002. This record includes guest appearances by drummer Tony Nozero (Drums and Tuba), vocalist Nils Frykdahl (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum), and toy instrument player Rebecca Moore.



To order a CD the old-fashioned way, please send a check or money order to:

Dan Kaufman
635 Leonard St. #2,
Brooklyn, NY 11222

LP prices:

  • $20 For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War
(please include $5 for domestic shipping and handling of LPs)

CD prices:

  • $15 For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War
  • $16 Bella Ciao
  • $16 Force of Light
  • $10 Somebody Get Rid of the King 7"
  • $15 Insignificance
  • $15 Second Self-titled
  • $15 First Self-titled
(please include $4 for domestic shipping and handling of CDs)
Please allow 1-2 weeks for shipping.

Barbez (1st self-titled)

In 2000 Barbez completed its first full-length record, engineered and mixed by Martin Bisi. On vocals are Matteo DeCosmo and Michele Amar, and violinist Eszter Balint makes a guest appearance. Songwriting comes from Dan, bassist David Kannenstine, and accordionist Carl Maguire.