SUUNs are taking 2013 by storm! With their new album, Images Du Futur, set for release on March 5, they are soon headed out on tour to play the new songs just for you. Joining SUUNs on tour are fellow Canadian friends and Jagjaguwar band The Besnard Lakes, who also have a new album out in April. See all dates below!
VICE’s Noisey brings you the new music video for SUUNS’ “Edie’s Dream.” Directed by SUUNS themselves, the video follows a mysterious girl through the Quebec woods. It’s the same area where the band spent time writing and recording Images Du Futur. SUUNS tell us,”At first, ‘Edie’s Dream’ started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods. But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.” WATCH ABOVE!
SUUNS are going on tour! They will head south for Austin’s SXSW this March. Then it’s back to Canada and over to Europe for a long stretch of shows! See the full list below!
03/02/13 – Saint-Tite, QC – A la Fut #
03/08/13 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
03/12/13 – Laval, QC – Studio Theatre #
03/29/13 – Joliette, QC – Cabaret Arena #
03/30/13 – Terrebonne, QC – Moulin Neuf *
04/04/13 – Montreal, QC – Sala Rossa
04/05/13 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/09/13 – London, ON – Call The Office
04/10/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
04/11/13 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
04/12/13 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
04/13/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
04/15/13 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/20/13 – Chicago, IL – Schuba’s
04/22/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
04/23/13 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
04/29/13 – Rome, IT – Lanificio 159
04/30/13 – Modena, IT – Mattatoia
05/02/13 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 – Krems, AT – Donau Festival
05/04/13 – Munich, DE – Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 – Berlin, DE – Comet
05/06/13 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
05/07/13 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
05/10/13 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
05/11/13 – Brussels, BE – La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/13/13 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt
05/14/13 – London, UK – XOYO
05/15/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
05/17/13 – Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
05/18/13 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
05/22/13 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
05/23/13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club
# = with We Are Wolves
* = with Plants and Animals
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.
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.