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.

WATCH // SUUNS Premiere “Edie’s Dream” Music Video at NOISEY, Announce Spring Tour Dates

VICE’s Noisey brings you the new music video for SUUNS’ “Edie’s Dream.” Directed by SUUNS themselves, the video follows a mysterious girl through the Quebec woods. It’s the same area where the band spent time writing and recording Images Du Futur. SUUNS tell us,”At first, ‘Edie’s Dream’ started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods. But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.” WATCH ABOVE!

SUUNS are going on tour! They will head south for Austin’s SXSW this March. Then it’s back to Canada and over to Europe for a long stretch of shows! See the full list below!

TOUR DATES:
03/02/13 – Saint-Tite, QC – A la Fut #
03/08/13 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
03/12/13 – Laval, QC – Studio Theatre #
03/29/13 – Joliette, QC – Cabaret Arena #
03/30/13 – Terrebonne, QC – Moulin Neuf *
04/04/13 – Montreal, QC – Sala Rossa
04/05/13 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/09/13 – London, ON – Call The Office
04/10/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
04/11/13 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
04/12/13 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
04/13/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
04/15/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/20/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
04/22/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
04/23/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04/29/13 – Rome, IT – Lanificio 159
04/30/13 – Modena, IT – Mattatoia
05/02/13 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 – Krems, AT – Donau Festival
05/04/13 – Munich, DE – Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 – Berlin, DE – Comet
05/06/13 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
05/07/13 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
05/10/13 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
05/11/13 – Brussels, BE – La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/13/13 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
05/14/13 – London, UK – XOYO
05/15/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
05/17/13 – Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
05/18/13 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
05/22/13 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
05/23/13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

# = with We Are Wolves
* = with Plants and Animals

SUUNS Announce Sophomore Album ‘Images Du Futur,’ First Single “Edie’s Dream” Available for Streaming

Suuns are coming at you with the their brand new album, Images Du Futur. Recorded during the winter and spring of 2012 in their hometown of Montreal, the album came to be during the Quebec student protests. Propelling off of what Ben Shemie calls a “a climate of excitement, hope and frustration,” Suuns sought to build and expand on the ground laid by their debut album. Today we got the first taste of Images Du Futur. Listen to the single, “Edie’s Dream,” above or at Pitchfork! The album is officially released on March 5, 2013.

See Suuns live in concert! They play M Pour Montreal Music Festival on Friday at La Sala Rossa. In addition to playing shows, Suuns have curated Belgium’s Sonic City Festival. See all their tour details below!

TOUR DATES:
11/16/12 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa w/ Sun Airway
11/30/12 – Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival
12/01/12 – Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City Festival
12/02/12 – Kortrijk, BE – Sonic City Festival
12/03/12 – Paris, FR – Point Ephemere
12/04/12 – Brighton, UK – Prince Albert
12/05/12 – London, UK – Village Underground
12/07/12 – Camber Sands, UK – ATP Festival
12/08/12 – Camber Sands, UK – ATP Festival
12/09/12 – Camber Sands, UK – ATP Festival

SUUNS Curate Sonic City Festival, Play ATP Festival + New Dates

Following in the steps of past collaborators: Millionaire, Dalek, Deerhoof and Liars, Suuns are the curators for 2012′s SONIC CITY Festival. The festival will be held at Belgium’s De Kreun on December 1 and 2. Keeping things fresh, Suuns bring an impressive lineup to Sonic City with a mix that contains legends, influential underground bands, truly hot break-through acts and brand new discoveries; SWANS, Demdike Stare, Tim Hecker, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, and Han Bennink are the first round of artists announced from the lineup! Suuns will also perform! Keep a look out for what artists Suuns bring you next!

You can also see Suuns perform live this upcoming winter at The National’s ATP Festival, plus they’ll play London’s Village Underground and Paris’s Point Ephemere.

New Video from Suuns for “Red Song”

Suuns “Red Song”

The last video you’ll ever watch? Suuns makes you wonder with their new Ringu-reminiscent take on “Red Song,” an eerie track off of their latest 12″ (out now on SC). Culled from old found tapes and edited together on an old VHS recorder the band bought for $4, the video features lead singer (and facial contortionist) Ben Shemie overlapped with distorted images. You can watch it now on Altered Zones. Or buy the 12″, which also features “Bambi,” right here.

Suuns are currently on tour in Europe through the beginning of December and will return to NYC to play a show with The Antlers at Webster Hall on December 10. You can see a full set of their dates here.

And if you see Ben, tell him if he keeps making that face it’ll get stuck that way.

AUDIO

2020 by Suuns

TOUR DATES

09/26/14
Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psychfest

09/27/14
Liverpool, UK - Liverpool Psychfest

09/29/14
London, UK - Village Underground

09/30/14
Ghent, BE - Vooruit

10/01/14
Paris, FR - Gaite Lyrique

10/02/14
Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin

10/03/14
Copenhagen, DK - Vega

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 OPAK
ag@opakmedia.com
(514) 272-5885

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