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!
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
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!
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.
The 12″ with two new songs from Suuns is out today on Secretly Canadian. “Bambi” is a creepy story of love lost and found, while “Red Song” is just that: a song about color. You can cop the vinyl from SC Distribution.
You can also check out the band’s remix of the Glasser song “Mirrorage” at FACT Magazine or download here. And don’t miss the band on their European tour that starts this week. They’ll play NYC with the Antlers on December 10th. All dates are listed here.
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