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Suuns Drop Fugazi Cover, Plot European Festival Tour

Montreal’s Suuns (say it with me now, “Sooons”) are disciples of Fugazi. There is no bullshit. It’s all adrenaline and mood. Suuns’ intense, blistering live presence, which has won them wide praise at SXSW and CMJ, owes a bit to the Fugazi legacy. Today, Alternative Press posted Suuns’ cover of the Fugazi classic “Long Division” — a rarity of Suuns’ live show.

LISTEN TO SUUNS’ COVER OF “LONG DIVISION”

Suuns are currently on the back-end of a North American tour with The Black Angels (Psych-rock tour of the year anyone?). In May, the band returns to Europe for a hefty tour that includes appearances at several coveted festivals — Spain’s Primavera Sound Festival, UK’s Great Escapes and Denmark’s Kilbi Festival. See all upcoming Suuns’ dates HERE.

Secretly Canadian & Company at SXSW

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If you’ll be in the Austin, Texas area next week be sure to come visit us at the Secretly Canadian / Jagjaguwar/ Dead Oceans SXSW showcase, where we’ll be partying all night with Little Scream and Suuns among others!

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Suuns Release New Video (NSFW), Tour with The Black Angels and Crystal Castles

Today we unleash a new, stark, dangerous, evocative, and sexy video for Suuns “Pie IX,” directed by Frederique Berube. It’s further proof that Suuns know exactly what they’re up to. The video is not safe for work unless you work where we do, where nothing is NSFW. You can also listen to the mp3 for “Pie IX” right HERE.

Suuns tour Europe this month, and in March and April, in addition to playing South by Southwest, Suuns will join both Crystal Castles and The Black Angels respectively on tour. Each of these artists represent a side of Suuns’ sound: Crystal Castles, the cool electronic ferocity; The Black Angels, the swaggering psych-rock assault. Check out the full tour dates after the jump.

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Suuns’ NY Trifecta Begins Tonight, Debut Euro Shows Cometh

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Tonight at Brooklyn’s The Rock Shop, Quebec’s SUUNS make their triumphant return to the city that crowned them the drone princes of CMJ 2010. A three-night New York run this week will see Suuns bringing their goth-dappled art-rock to three different venue: The Rock Shop, Shea Stadium and The Mercury. See below for details, and get thee to one of these venues and hear/see why The New York Times noted the “rigorous strategy behind every gorgeous onslaught.”

In February, the young masters will journey across the icy Atlantic for Suuns’ first-ever European tour. Both France and UK have been abuzz with love for Suuns. NME recently declared their Secretly Canadian debut, Zeroes QC, a contender for one of its albums of 2011. All Suuns upcoming dates after the jump:

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Suuns Bring Their Sexy, Menacing A-Game To Daytrotter

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That’s right. Just look at those dudes. Suuns will cut you. And you’ll like it. The gang just capped off a coast-to-coast tour with a stunning performance at M for Montreal. Along the way, they laid down a pretty titillating set for the good people of Daytrotter. Get the jams — including early Suuns’ song “Disappearance of the Skyscraper” — RIGHT HERE.

And it seems Suuns have Daytrotter’s own Sean Moeller freaking out man. Moeller writes from the depths of his Suuns-induced psycho-paranoia: “From The Montreal band’s latest mind-fuck of an album is a discourse is taking a known thing or a known person and riddling it with holes and leaks all over the place. It takes some of those dark fears and makes them bright accusations, lit up fears that are then worn for a while and legitimately tamed. We tend to feel –when we’re panting and spinning in the vortex of a Suuns song — as if we’re blistering from getting cooked alive. We feel as if we’re being tested and as if we really are not here any longer. This — all of this that we’re hearing and experiencing – is the day of the locusts and that silent shrieking sound, like an emergency siren spraying off red warnings all throughout our head is our temporary warm and fuzzy feeling and we do like it.”

But yeah, to Moeller’s credit, it is kinda like that.

AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
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

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
San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop

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