Filed Under:European

WATCH // Suuns Share ‘Sunspot’ Video Dir. By Ben Shemie, Tour UK And Europe In September + October

Celebrating newly announced UK + European tour dates this fall, SUUNS have shared a short film featuring ‘Sunspot’ from their 2013 release Images du Futur. Premiering via The Quietus and directed by band frontman Ben Shemie, the 30 minute music video delves into the ideas of repetition and absolution of sin. Watch the video above or here on Youtube.

For more on the story behind the new video, Ben explains below:

“This video is based around hands. Dirtying ones hands, blood on the hands, and cleansing ones hands of sin are the themes that drive the imagery in this video. I saw Richard Serra’s ‘Hand Catching Lead’ video at the Metropolitan museum in NY a few years ago. Despite all the monumental works, this small raw video stuck with me the most. Something about the simplicity about looking at the artist’s own hands, the realness was very intense. It is Serra’s work that provides the visual inspiration behind this video.

“The compulsion of washing ones hands – absolution of sin – is very powerful. This compulsive behavior, regardless of the context, can relate to all of us. This one-take sequence that closes the video is not only physically demanding, but also very challenging to the viewer. Repetition, the common thread of the droney nature of Suuns’ music, plays tricks on our sense of time and drives the fanatical and compulsive themes of the video to the edge of our tolerance.”

If you haven’t already, pick up their Polaris Prize nominated album from last year, Images Du Futur via your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and SC Distribution.

SUUNS’ UK/EU 2014 TOUR DATES:
[all dates + tix links: secretlycanandian.com/tour]

26th Sept Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Psych Fest – get tickets
29th Sept London, UK – Village Underground, London – get tickets
30th Sept Ghent, BE – Vooruit
1st Oct Paris, FR – Gaite Lyrique
2nd Oct Amsterdam, NL – Tolhuistuin
3rd Oct Copenhagen, DK – Vega
4th Oct Oslo, NO – Revolver
6th Oct Stockholm, SE – Kagelbanan
7th Oct Gothenberg, SE – Pustervik
8th Oct Helsinki, FI – Kuudes Linja
11th Oct Istanbul,TR – Salon IKSV

ON TOUR // SUUNS Announce New European Dates Starting In May

See some newly announced European tour dates below for SUUNS this May and June.

If you haven’t already, pick up their Polaris Prize nominated album from last year, Images Du Futur via your local record store, iTunes, Amazon, and SC Distribution.

TOUR DATES:

5/29 | THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG FESTIVAL – NIMES (FR) – [TIX]
5/31 | NUITS SONORES FESTIVAL – LYON (FR) – [TIX]
6/01 | MAGNOLIA – MILANO (IT) – [TIX]
6/02 | CHELSEA – VIENNA (AT) – [TIX]
6/04 | BEACHES BREW FESTIVAL – RAVENNA (IT) – [TIX]
6/06 | PLISSKEN FESTIVAL – ATHENS (GRE) – [TIX]
6/07 | EINDHOVEN PSYCHLAB – EINDHOVEN (NL) – [TIX]
6/08 | ZOOM – FRANKFURT (GER) – [TIX]
6/09 | MEETFACTORY – PRAGUE (CZ) – [TIX]
6/10 | FORUM STADTPARK – GRAZ (CZ) – [TIX]
6/11 | MOCVARA – ZAGREB (CRO) – [TIX]
6/13 | FEST’NEUCH, NEUCHATEL (CH) – http://www.mochvara.hr/“>[TIX]
6/14 | B-SIDES FESTIVAL, LUZERN (CH) – [TIX]

WATCH // See Damien Jurado Perform “Magic Number” Live At Strongroom Recording Studio, New US Tour Dates

While in London last year, Damien Jurado recorded a live performance of “Jericho Road” at The Strongroom directed by Phil Poole. Today, we share the second live video featuring “Magic Number”, the first track off Damien’s newest album Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son.

Get Brothers and Sisters of the Eternal Son via SC Distribution, or the regular version of the album from iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

Click read more to see new US dates for Damien on the tour starting March 28th in Denver at Marquis Theater. His European tour continues tonight in Rome at Lanifico 159. Get ticket links here.
Read the rest of this entry »

ON TOUR // The War On Drugs Tour Europe In May

Happy New Years everyone! At the end of last year we announced The War On Drugs new album Lost In The Dream and we shared the first jam off the new album, “Red Eyes”, which you can listen to above or on our Soundcloud HERE and YouTube HERE.

You can pre-order band’s third full length now on iTunes, Amazon, or from your local record store.

Today we are happy announce the band is heading to Europe in May starting with Gebaude 9 in Cologne, Germany. New dates go on sale starting at 11am tomorrow UK time. See all tour EU tour dates below including dates in London, Manchester, and Dublin which are already on sale.

TOUR DATES:

5/15 | Cologne, Germany – Gebaude 9 BUY TICKETS
5/16 | Hamburg, Germany – Uebel & Gefahrlich BUY TICKETS
5/17 | Malmo, Sweden – Mejeriet BUY TICKETS
5/18 | Stockhom, Sweden – Debaser Medis BUY TICKETS
5/19 | Goteborg, Sweden – Pustervik BUY TICKETS
5/20 | Oslo, Norway – Parkteatret BUY TICKETS
5/21 | Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega BUY TICKETS
5/23 | Berlin, Germany – Bi Nuu BUY TICKETS
5/24 | Utrecht, Netherlands – Le Guess Who? BUY TICKETS
5/25 | Brussels, Belgium – Botanique BUY TICKETS
5/26 | Paris, France – Fleche D’Or BUY TICKETS
5/27 | London, UK – Koko BUY TICKETS
5/28 | Manchester, UK – Academy2 BUY TICKETS
5/29 | Dublin, Ireland – Button Factory BUY TICKETS

Jens Lekman Remixes Shout Out Louds’ “14th of July,” Tours Select Dates in Europe

Swedish indie pop powers unite for a fantastic new bit of music which put Secretly Canadian artist Jens Lekman to the task of remixing the Shout Out Louds‘ song “14th of July”. The Line Of Best Fit brings us the exclusive remix just in time for the Shout Out Louds’ headlining concert at XOYO in London tomorrow night. Jens takes the already danceable original and adds the his trademark light and playful touch to elevate into a great, slightly funky Summer jam.

Additionally, Jens Lekman will be playing select European dates starting the end of June until the beginning of July with all the dates listed below!

TOUR DATES
PORTUGAL – June 28 – Lisbon – Lux Club
SWEDEN – July 23 – Orust – Slussens Pensionat
POLAND – Aug 3 – Katowice – Off Festival
SWEDEN – Aug 31 – Stockholm – Popaganda
UK – Sept 1 – Dorset – End of the Road

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

The War On Drugs
Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Fest

See all upcoming shows