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WATCH // Suuns Announce ‘Hold/Still’ For Release April 15th, Video + Dark Sky Psych Remix For First Single “Translate,” Share Worldwide Tour Dates


 

Hold/Still, the third studio album from Suuns, is an enigmatic thing: an eerily beautiful, meticulously played suite of music that embracesopposites and makes a virtue of cognitive dissonance. It is a record that does not give up its secrets easily. A natural step on from theirtwo previous albums, 2011s Zeroes QC & 2013s Images du Futur, and yet a marked departure,Hold/Stillis a cerebral exploration ofhow to take live and analogue instruments and create a deeply textured electronic record. In May 2015, they decamped to Dallas,Texas to work with Grammy-winning producer John Congleton and for three intense weeks they recorded by day and stewed in theircramped apartment by night. It felt like we were on a mission – looking for something to take us out of our element, or that might seepinto our music, say the band. Hold/Still will be released 15 April, 2016.

Thefirst single, “Translate”, is one of the defining songs of the album – the sound of a band working in mental lockstep, crafting guitarmusic that feels unbeholden to clear traditions or genre brackets. It is a song that the band have been reworking for years, and wasone of the last songs to be finished for the album, and yet, perhaps, defines the record perfectly. The synthesizers are the work of MaxHenry, an obsessive who builds his own patches and confesses to using cranky or budget equipment – [good gear] does all the work foryou, and thats not always fun.

Accompanying the song is the first of a trilogy of videos for the album (the second and third installments will be launched ahead of therecord release). Shot by Charles-Andr Coderre, a long term collaborator of the band, he says Translate’, the first music video of atriptych series, is an incandescent vision. It was shot with thermal imagery. The concept was simple: film the band in their rehearsalspace and transfigure the footage into something unusual and gorgeous. We experimented the different meanings of the word”translate” and explored a new film language by shooting what the human eye can’t see.”

Also released today is the Dark Sky Psych remix of Translate”– the first of a number of remixes that will be launched alongside tracksfrom the album. This one takes”Translates” repetitive, krautrock-like rhythms and squeezes them into a tighter, mesmeric arrangement..Says Dark SkyWe really liked the psyched out sounds and sonics from the original track which sounded vintage but also forwardthinking. We were inspired to build on this vibe.”


Preorder Hold/Still now:
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Tracklisting:

Fall
Instrument
UN-NO
Resistance
Mortise and Tenon
Translate
Brainwash
Careful
Paralyzer
Nobody Can Save Me Now
Infinity

Suuns Tour Dates:
(more info and tix here)

07-Apr – Bar le Cha-Cha, Ste-Therese QC, CA
09-Apr – La Taverne, St-Casimir QC, CA
15-Apr – L’Anti, Quebec City QC, CA
16-Apr – Le Naufrageur, Carleton QC, CA
20-Apr – La Tulipe, Montreal QC, CA
21-Apr – St Alban’s Church, Ottawa ON, CA
22-Apr – Adelaide Hall, Toronto ON, CA
19-May – Berghain, Berlin, DE
20-May – Melkweg, Amsterdam, NL
21-May – Grand Mix, Lille, FR
22-May – La Nuit De Botanique Festival, Brussels, BE
24-May – ICA, London, UK – Tickets
27-May – Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz, DE – Tickets
28-May – Seewiesen Festival, KleinReifling, AT
30-May – TBA, Paris, FR
01-June – PrimaveraSound, Barcelona, ES
05-June – Maifield Derby Festival, Mannheim, DE
08-June – Monk, Rome, IT
09-June – Beaches Brew Festival, Ravenna, IT

LISTEN // Suuns + JIMH Share Remix Of “3attam Babey” by Lucrecia

Check out this spacey, droned out, dark remix of “3attam Babey” from the Suuns + JIMH collaboration. From the band:

Lucrecia is a talented artist from Colombia living in Berlin. We are happy she’s applied her surreal, minimal, ecclectic approach to our otherwise guitar heavy synth jam, “3attam Babey”.

Check out the Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart tour dates:
(more info an tix here)

11/19/15 Skopje, MK – Cinedays Film Festival w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
11/21/15 Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who Festival w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
11/23/15 Paris, FR – Institut Du Monde Arabe w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
11/24/15 Leuven, BE – Het Depot w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
11/25/15 London, UK – Oslo w/ Jerusalem In My Heart
11/27/15 Prestatyn, Wales – ATP Festival w/ Jerusalem In My Heart

WATCH // Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart Share “In Touch” Video, Fall Tour Dates

The enigmatic video for “In Touch” features imagery shot during a trip to play a show in Lebanon and then digitally altered for the video. Despite the Arabic influence in the music, the video shoot was not planned for the trip but came out organically from the footage that they shot off-the-cuff whilst they were there.

In a twist of good fortune, we all found ourselves in Beirut earlier this year. It seemed only natural for Charles-Andr to film his reflections, the bands, and the vibe of this rare set of circumstances” the band adds “with his discreet reel to reel projectors, we hardly noticed that a music video was in the works. Our memories of that time in Lebanon are a whirlwind of first impressions, late nights, good music, and good people. A barrage of colors and light, not unlike this video.

For people that witnessed the Suuns live show last year for their Images Du Futur album, theyll tell you that theres no such thing as a typical Suuns show; but now with Jerusalem In My Hearts Radwan Mounmeh collaborating, its set to be even more spectacular. With shows across the continent, including a headline performance at East London venue Oslo and at ATPs Nightmare Before Christmas, expect to be completely blown away.

Order SUUNS and Jerusalem In My Heart:
SCD/direct // Amazon // iTunes // Indies

SUUNS Tour dates:
(more info and tix here)

18-OCT – VERA, GRONINGEN (NL)
19-OCT – Z-BAU, NUREMBERG (GER)
20-OCT – UT CONNEWITZ, LEIPZIG (GER)
22-OCT – CULTURALNA, WARSAW (PL)
24-OCT – ELEVATE FESTIVAL, GRAZ (AT)
25-OCT – MAME, PADOVA (IT)
26-OCT – BRONSON, RAVENNA (IT)
27-OCT – LAMALGAME, YVERDON-LES-BAINS (CH)
28-OCT – SOY FESTIVAL, NANTES (FR)
31-OCT – JAMESON URBAN ROUTES, LISBON (POR)

19-NOV – CINEDAYS FILM FESTIVAL, SKOPJE (MAC)
21-NOV – LE GUESS WHO? FESTIVAL, UTRECHT (NL)

23-NOV – INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE, PARIS (FR)
24-NOV – HET DEPOT, LEUVEN (B)
25-NOV – OSLO, LONDON (UK)
27-NOV – ATP FESTIVAL, PRESTATYN (UK)
28-NOV – IKSV, ISTANBUL (TUR)

ALBUM RELEASE // Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart Self-Titled Album Out Now, Announce Tour


The self-titled release from Suuns and Jerusalem in my Heart has arrived. Born of a studio session in November 2012, these seven tracks combine the strengths of both bands, from “The Eastern modes and drones plus the Arabic vocal delivered by Moumneh [of Jerusalem In My Heart], and the keyboard arpeggios and incisive guitars of SuunsShemie and Joe Yarmush.” (Exclaim!).

“A unique, inspiring document, ‘Suuns And Jersualem In My Heart’ has the flexibility of a live performance with the exacting quality of a studio project.”
Clash Music

“A gargantuan, continent-fusing album”
Stereogum

You can order the album via SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

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SUUNS And Jerusalem In My Heart TRACKLIST:


1. 2amoutu I7tirakan
2. Metal
3. Seif
4. In Touch
5. Gazelles In Flight
6. Leyla
7. 3attam Babey

SUUNS TOUR DATES
[All dates + tickets: secretlycanadian.com/tour]

5/14 – Victoriavile, QC – FIMAV
6/11 – Wakefield, QC – The Black Sheep Inn
6/12 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
6/13 – Toronto, ON – Geary Lane
6/18 – Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will Social Club
6/20 – Saskatoon, SK – Moso Festival
6/21 – Calgary, AB – Broken City
6/23 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound Club
6/24 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
9/18 – Guelph, ON – Guelph Jazz Festival
9/19 – Prince Edward, ON – Sandbanks New Waves Festival

LISTEN // Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart Self-Titled Album Streaming Now, Out April 14th Worldwide

“A gargantuan, continent-fusing album”
Stereogum

The new self-titled collaboration between Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart is now streaming far and wide across the internet a week before its release on April 14 Secret City (Canada) and Secretly Canadian (Worldwide). Listen to the album now at Les Inrocks (France), Stereogum (US), Exclaim (Canada), and VOIR (Quebec).

You can pre-order the album via SCD, Amazon, iTunes, or your local record store.

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SUUNS And Jerusalem In My Heart TRACKLIST:


1. 2amoutu I7tirakan
2. Metal
3. Seif
4. In Touch
5. Gazelles In Flight
6. Leyla
7. 3attam Babey

AUDIO

No Woman by Whitney
Exit 353 by Damien Jurado
Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Not You by Steven A. Clark

VIDEOS

Translate by Suuns

You And Me by Ben Abraham

Exit 353 by Damien Jurado

Big Winter Jacket by Cayucas

COMING SOON

Damien Jurado
Visions of Us on the Land
CD / 2xLP
Ben Abraham
Sirens
CD / 2xLP
Suuns
Hold/Still
CD / LP

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