SUUNS

It didn't take long for Montreal's Suuns to resurface with a second full length, Images Du Futur, and, as one would anticipate, this latest exploration takes on even greater visceral depths. At the outset it appears we're still ensconced in the warehouse, whether it's the grinding opening explosives of "Powers of Ten" or the crude, ominous rise-and-fall riffs in "2020." Broken up by Ben Shemie's melodious and angst-ridden murmurs, the industrial low-end throb presides early on, lulling us into thinking the band has picked up right where they left off with their debut LP, Zeroes QC. "Minor Work" builds steadily around a nostalgic, fuzz-infused beat and bares a soothing, contagious harmony. "Mirror Mirror" departs from the frenzied earlier pace, decelerating to a lethargic drawl; the droning, almost tedious undertones are paid off with flurries of synthesized flute that announce the dawn of the dreamscape ahead. We aren't to be disappointed.

HAPPY RELEASE DAY // Suuns’ ‘Images Du Futur’ Out Now

RELEASE DAY! RELEASE DAY! Suuns’ Images Du Futur is officially available to the world. You can purchase the record online at SC Distribution, iTunes and Amazon! Have a hankering to go pick up the physical record today? Head to your local record store.

Experience Images Du Futur in a live setting! Suuns are on tour now until the end of May, so you have plenty of chances to see them! DATES HERE.

SUUNS – IMAGES DU FUTUR

“Images Du Futur is exciting in a way that few albums manage to be, dangerous and compelling like a first cigarette or fumbled sexual encounter, and nothing here quite seems real: these ten tracks exist in a half-light, a nocturnal fog a step removed from lucid thought. And a long, long way from anything routine.”The Line of Best Fit

“On an album that rarely shakes off its shroud of unease, Suuns paint a pretty bleak picture of all our tomorrows, but their own dazzling ‘…Futur’ looks assured.”NME

“So it is with great excitement that we receive their second LP offering, Images Du Futur, which builds on the ‘Bambi’/’Red Song’ energy and presents us with a refined image of what terrifying power Suuns are capable of.”KEXP

“Images du Futur is a heavy, slow rock album that will be jarring for those expecting big hooks, but it’s also rewarding for anyone willing to formulate their own interpretation.”Montreal Gazette

IT’S HAPPENING // Secretly Canadian at SXSW 2013

Good evening! We are soon headed to SXSW! Joining forces with Dead Oceans and Jagjaguwar, let’s just say we’ve got one heck of an OFFICIAL SXSW LABEL SHOWCASE in store for you. You might cry with happiness and that’s okay. Secretly Canadian artists include Cayucas and SUUNS.

The showcase takes place on THURSDAY, MARCH 14 at RED 7 (611 E. 7th St.), and all with wristbands/badges are invited to attend. Artists will perform on both the indoor and outdoor stages! See the full showcase schedule below (SC artists shown in bold). You’ll also find all of our artists’ performance schedules at the end of the post.

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DOC/JAG/SC Official Label Showcase

Outdoor Stage

Unknown Mortal Orchestra: 1:00 – 1:45
Phosphorescent: 11:55 – 12:40
Foxygen: 10:55 – 11:35
Bleached: 10:00 – 10:35
Small Black: 9:05 – 9:40
Cayucas: 8:15 – 8:45

Indoor Stage
Akron/Family: 12:35 – 1:20
The Besnard Lakes: 11:30 – 12:15
DIANA: 10:40 – 11:10
Suuns: 9:45 – 10:20
Night Beds: 8:50 – 9:25
Brazos: 8:00 – 8:30

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ARTIST SHOWCASE SCHEDULES:

Cayucas
3/14 @ Austin Convention Center – Radio Day Stage 3:00pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 8:15pm
3/15 @ Peckerheads (My Old Kentucky Blog) 1:00pm

Suuns
3/13 @ The Liberty on 6th (BreakThru) 6:45pm
3/14 @ Red 7 (DOC/JAG/SC Showcase) 9:45pm
3/14 @ Swan Dive (Pop Montreal) 1:00am

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Stream SUUNS’ New Album at AOL Spinner, Band Set to Tour North America & Europe Extensively


Suuns’ new album will not be out until March 5, but you can stream Images Du Futur in full now at AOL Spinner. Like what you hear? Head to SC Distribution or iTunes to pre-order the album.

The band is soon headed out on tour in support of the new record. Dates include North America and Europe, as well as a much anticipated stint at Austin’s SXSW in just a few weeks. See the full schedule and ticket links HERE.

Early Love for IMAGES DU FUTUR

“The gentle psychedelia of Suuns is perfectly suited to the placid, unsettling visions that vocalist Ben Shemie is singing about here.” -PITCHFORK

“SUUNS is clearly still making music that grabs your insides first and then engages your brain after, just on this one effort, they are doing it in a gentler, more restrained way – like the stroke of a lion’s paw before it unfurls its claws and tears your heart out.” -NOISEY

“…if “Edie’s Dream” is any indication, the foursome will be heading a little deeper down the rabbit hole on their upcoming album, Images Du Futur…Creepy and meditative vocals, delayed guitar, and a spine-tingling sense that some lunatic is patiently waiting around that shadowy corner to stab you in the neck. Fun stuff…” -CHICAGO READER

WATCH // SUUNS Perform “Edie’s Dream” Live

Suuns at Subbacultcha! HQ from Subbacultcha! on Vimeo.

Hey there! Wanna see a live video of SUUNS performing “Edie’s Dream”? Of course you do. Here they are performing the song at La Vera Storia’s Dijktheater [SUBBACULTCHA HQ] in Amsterdam during tour. Watch above.

The track is from their forthcoming album, Images Du Futur. You can pre-order the record at SC Distribution and get the record on Lavender Smog colored vinyl (all the cool kids are doing it! PROMISE).

Just to sweeten things up a bit >> you can see Suuns live in concert starting this March! They’ll tour with The Besnard Lakes and We Are Wolves. See all dates HERE.

AUDIO

2020 by Suuns

TOUR DATES

02/24/15
Ann Arbor, MI - Blind Pig  w/ Disappears

02/25/15
Toronto, ON - The Garrison  w/ Disappears

02/26/15
Montreal, QC - Bar Le Ritz PDB  w/ Disappears

02/27/15
Allston, MA - Great Scott  w/ Disappears

02/28/15
Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade NYC  w/ Disappears

03/01/15
Washington, DC - Rock N' Roll Hotel  w/ Disappears

03/02/15
Lakewood, OH - Mahall's 20 Lanes  w/ Disappears

See all upcoming shows

AGENT CONTACT

US BOOKING
Robin Taylor, Inland Empire
robin@inlandempiretouring.com
(718)389-7100

CANADIAN BOOKING (Ex-Quebec)
Adam Countryman The Agency Group
adamcountryman@theagencygroup.com
(416) 368-5599 x 3239

QUEBEC BOOKING
Andre Guerette, Guerette Agency
andre@guerettagency.com
(514) 272-5885

Europe/UK:
Belmont Bookings
Bob van Heur
bob@belmontbookings.nl
31 20 61 62 612