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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

WATCH // The War On Drugs Share New “Under The Pressure” Video Directed By Houmam, Tour In September

Today, Philly’s own The War On Drugs share the new video for their track ‘Under The Pressure’, off of their latest critically acclaimed album Lost In The Dream. Premiering this morning via Vulture.com and directed by Houmam, watch the gorgeous new video above or here on YouTube / Vevo.

Lost in the Dream is available now from your local record store, SC Distribution, Amazon, or on iTunes.

The bandgoes back on tour Sept. 4th in Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre with all upcoming dates and ticket links below.

The War On Drugs Tour Dates

09/04/14 Raleigh, NCLincoln Theatre
09/05/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/06/14 Chicago, ILHideout Block Party / Onion & A.V. Fest BUY TICKETS
09/07/14 Boston, MABoston Calling BUY TICKETS
09/13/14 Burlington, VTGrant Point North Festival BUY TICKETS
09/14/14 Ottawa, ONOttawa Folk Fest BUY TICKETS
09/15/14 Toronto, ONPhoenix w/ Califone SOLD-OUT
09/16/14 Detroit, MISt. Andrews w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/17/14 Columbus, OHNewport w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/19/14 Cleveland, OHDowntown Festival: House of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/20/14 Madison, WIMajestic w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/21/14 Milwaukee, WIPabst Theatre w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/22/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/23/14 Minneapolis, MNFirst Ave w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/24/14 Omaha, NEThe Waiting Room w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/26/14 Dallas, TXGranada Theater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/27/14 Houston, TXHouse of Blues w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
09/28/14 Austin, TXStubbs Waller Creek Ampitheater w/ Califone BUY TICKETS
10/01/14 Pomona, CAThe Glass House BUY TICKETS
10/02/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/03/14 Los Angeles, CAThe Fonda Theatre w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/04/14 Sacramento, CALaunch Music Festival BUY TICKETS
10/05/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs SOLD-OUT
10/06/14 San Francisco, CAThe Fillmore w/ Cass McCombs BUY TICKETS
10/09/14 Boulder, COFox Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/10/14 Denver, COOgden Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/11/14 Lawrence, KSGranada Theatre w/ The Barr Brothers BUY TICKETS
10/12/14 St. Louis, MOReady Room w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/13/14 Nashville, TNMarathon Music Works w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/15/14 Asheville, NCThe Orange Peel w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/16/14 Atlanta, GAThe Tabernacle w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen) BUY TICKETS
10/17/14 Saxapahaw, NCHaw River Ballroom w/ Peter Matthew Bauer (of the Walkmen)
10/25/14 Stockholm, SEMunchen Brewery BUY TICKETS
10/26/14 Arhus, DKVoxhall BUY TICKETS
10/27/14 Berlin, DEHeimathafen w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
10/28/14 Amsterdam, NLParadiso w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
10/30/14 Paris, FRPitchfork Music Festival Paris BUY TICKETS
10/31/14 Zurich, CHKaufleuten w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/01/14 Luxembourg, LURockhal w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/02/14 Brussels, BEAncienne Belgique w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/04/14 Liverpool, UKO2 Academy w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/05/14 London, UKRoundhouse w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/06/14 Bristol, UKO2 Academy w/ Steve Gunn BUY TICKETS
11/07/14 Manchester, UKThe Ritz w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/08/14 Glasgow, UKO2 ABC Glasgow w/ Steve Gunn SOLD-OUT
11/09/14 Reykjavik, ISIceland Airwaves BUY TICKETS
12/10/14 Brisbane, AUThe Zoo SOLD-OUT
12/11/14 Melbourne, AUHi-Fi Bar SOLD-OUT
12/13/14 Sydney, AUMetro Theater SOLD-OUT
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
01/31/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/01/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/02/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/03/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico
02/04/15 Cancun, MXHard Rock Riviera Maya Mexico

WATCH // Cayucas Share “Will The Thrill” Video Dir. By Scott Z. Stinnett Starring Michelle Branch, On Tour Again July 12th

Cayucas shared their new summery tinged video for “Will the Thrill” starring Bigfoot none other than Michelle Branch yesterday via Esquire.com. Grab some flowers on your walk to the date and watch the new video directed by Scott Z. Stinnett above or here on Youtube / Vevo.

“Will The Thrill” is off their 2013 album Bigfoot that you can purchase via iTunes, SC Distribution, Amazon, and your favorite local record store

The band is back on tour July 12th and open for Broken Bells at a handful of dates starting in August. See all the dates below.


Cayucas Tour Dates

07/12/14 Kelowna, BCKeloha Music & Arts Festival BUY TICKETS
07/22/14 San Diego, CACasbah BUY TICKETS
07/24/14 Denver, COUnderground Music Showcase BUY TICKETS
07/24/14 Santa Monica, CATwilight Concerts @ Santa Monica Pier w/ PAPA BUY TICKETS
07/26/14 Denver, COUnderground Music Showcase BUY TICKETS
07/29/14 Las Vegas, NVDonwtown Container Park – FREE SHOW
07/30/14 Salt Lake City, UTKilby Court BUY TICKETS
07/31/14 Boise, IDReef BUY TICKETS
08/03/14 Minneapolis, MNState Theatre w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS
08/04/14 Winnipeg, MBBurton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS
08/06/14 Calgary, ABEpcor Centre for the Performing Arts w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS
08/07/14 Edmonton, ABWinspear Centre w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS
08/10/14 Seattle, WAMoore Theatre w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS
08/11/14 Portland, ORArlene Schnitzer Concert Hall w/ Broken Bells BUY TICKETS

WATCH // JJ Shares New “All White Everything” Video Directed By Olivia Kastebring, New Album ‘V’ Out 8/19

Today JJ shares the cinematic and awe inducing video for “All White Everything”. You can watch the video directed by Olivia Kastebring on JJ’s YouTube / Vevo.

If you missed their epic trailer a few weeks ago, they are ready to unleash their first new album in four years titled V, out August 19th via Secretly Canadian / Sincerely Yours.

Pre-order the new album via SC Distribution, iTunes, Amazon, and your local record store.

ARTIST ANNOUNCE // Electric Youth Releases “Innocence” Video Dir. By Ivan Grbovic, Signs To Secretly Canadian

Secretly Canadian is thrilled to welcome Electric Youth to the family. Based out of Toronto, the electronic pop duo includes Austin Garrick and Bronwyn Griffin. Their song “A Real Hero” (a collaboration with French producer College) became wildly popular after its appearance in the 2011 film “Drive,” directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn. The song, which has surpassed 18 million plays on YouTube, is only a preview of what is to come.

In late 2013, Electric Youth teased a new album including the pulsing track “Innocence.” In the new video for the track directed by Ivan Grbovic we see the the music at its most grand and cinematic, but still very human. “Innocence” will be included on Electric Youth‘s debut album, due this fall. Watch the video above or here on the band’s YouTube / Vevo. More info coming soon.

For more info on the band follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and their Soundcloud.

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

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

COMING SOON

Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Atlanta, GA - The Earl

Luke Temple
Nashville, TN - Exit In  w/ Foxygen, Dub Thompson

Suuns
Amsterdam, NL - Tolhuistuin

The War On Drugs
Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre  w/ Cass McCombs

See all upcoming shows