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Suuns Announce Details of New Album, Zeroes QC

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Two weeks ago we announced our signing of Montreal’s Suuns to Secretly Canadian. We also presented the world with it’s first taste of the Suuns sound via a free EP which you can still download HERE. Now we are proud to announce the details of Suuns’ first full-length album Zeroes QC, which will be available in the U.S. October 12 and early 2011 in the U.K.

Zeroes QC was recorded at Breakglass Studios in Montreal with The Besnard Lakes’ Jace Lasek at the production helm. Lasek worked with Suuns during a busy year that included recording new albums by Stars and Land of Talk among others, but he still had time to drop us an inital understated note saying “Thought you might like to hear them. They’re pretty cool.” Zeroes QC furthers the sound found on the band’s opening EP. Still present is the slinky, sexy, opaque and razor sharp electro rock, but in Lasek’s deft hands Suuns’ sound is defined and refined, more fully explored. From the cranky beats of opener “Armed For Peace” to the funeral organ wash of closer “Organ Blues” Zeroes QC crashes, burns, rebuilds, explodes, rinses and repeats. However, through it all a groove -the kind that begs for an open road on a steamy summer night- keeps the bpm at a steady clip. Below you’ll find a download of “Arena” the first single from Zeroes QC and the quintessence of the Suuns’ sound.

NEW MP3: Suuns “Arena”

SUUNS ZEROES QC TRACK LISTING:

1. Armed for Peace

2. Gaze

3. Arena

4. Pie IX

5. Marauder

6. Sweet Nothing

7. Up Past The Nursery

8. PVC

9. Fear

10. Organ Blues

Stay tuned for more news on Suuns and catch them on tour with The Besnard Lakes and Land of Talk starting in September. You can check out the full tour dates HERE.

Suuns Sign with Secretly Canadian, Offer Free EP, Tour with The Besnard Lakes & Land of Talk

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Suuns music was delivered to us one afternoon accompanied with a short note from Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes and Montreal’s Breakglass Studios, where he had recently recorded the band. “Thought you might like to hear them. They’re pretty cool,” his note simply read. And while, technically this is correct, it hardly prepared us for the near immediate infatuation with Suuns’ blistering, dark electro and arena-sized psych. Elements of Suicide, Clinic and This Heat simultaneously delivered with a youthful swagger and a learned restraint, Suuns rapidly became the phantoms of our evening listening hours. And now, we are proud to share Suuns’ music with you, albeit in a missive that absolutely explodes Lasek’s modest brevity all to hell.

Montreal’s Suuns were born during the summer of 2006 when vocalist/guitarist Ben Shemie and guitarist/bassist Joe Yarmush got together to make some beats which quickly evolved into a few songs. The duo were soon joined by drummer Liam O’Neill and bassist/keyboardist Max Henry to complete the line-up.

As an introduction to the young men of Suuns, we are offering a free download of Suuns’ first release,  Zeroes EP, that to date has only been available through Other Music and at Suuns live shows. Zeroes EP also contains early versions of soon-to-be album cuts “Arena” and “PVC.” Minimalist rhythms are equally informed by Joy Division and Can, often wrapped in a noisy squall of droning guitars and pulsing synths, it’s the pitch perfect primer for Suuns vision. “I killed a man when I was 11 years old, but I’m innocent,” snarls Shemie on EP opener “The Disappearance of the Skyscraper” over an organ-and-drum stomp that feels like a switchblade-carrying version of Silver Apples. Shemie’s close-mic’d sing/speak is as metronomic as it is melodic; in “Arena” Shemie’s rhythmic “What-choo, what-choo”’s are reminiscent of Suicide’s Alan Vega as he leads the band’s death disco groove into a bloodbath of razor-sharp guitars. Download all six songs from the Zeroes EP, below.

EP COVER ORGINAL STYLE

DOWNLOAD SUUNS Zeroes EP

Suuns are also currently touring the East Coast w/ Parlovr and will be touring with Land of Talk and The Besnard Lakes this fall. Check out full tour dates after the jump, and stay tuned for news of Suuns new full-length record, coming very soon.

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Watch the New Damien Jurado Video for “Arkansas”

Today the new Damien Jurado video premiered via Pitchfork.  “Arkansas” was directed by Lance Troxel and Richard Swift.  MURDER!!!

Damien Jurado is on tour right now!  He’s in Chicago tonight performing with his opening band, Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground.  Here are the rest of the dates (we’ll be at the Bishop on Sunday):

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room
06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern
06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival
06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit
06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern
06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s
06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar
06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle
06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah
06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland
07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door
07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios

06/09/10 Chicago, IL – Schubas  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/10/10 Louisville, KY – 930 Listening Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/12/10 Indianapolis, IN – IMAF Festival  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/13/10 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/14/10 Columbus, OH – The Summit   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/15/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/16/10 Cambridge, MA – TT the Bear’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/17/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/18/10 Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/19/10 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/20/10 Arlington, VA – IOTA  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/21/10 Charlottesville, VA – Tea Bazaar   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/22/10 Asheville, NC – The Grey Eagle  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/23/10 Nashville, TN – The End   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/24/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree   w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground  06/26/10 Austin, TX – Club DeVille  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/28/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground
06/29/10 San Diego, CA – The Casbah  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 06/30/10 Los Angeles, CA – CA Spaceland  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/01/10 Visalia, CA – The Cellar Door  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground 07/02/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground07/03/10 Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios  w/ Kay Kay and his Weathered Underground

YEASAYER Announce US Live Dates

Earlier this month we shared YEASAYER’S tour plans for Europe in 2010, and now we bring you the stateside counterpart for the band’s spring dates in support of the forthcoming ODD BLOOD. With an extensive itinerary that covers coast to coast, fans across the nation should be jumping for joy today with the announcement of Yeasayer’s US tour. See the full list of dates HERE.

04/03/10 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
04/04/10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
04/05/10 Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
04/06/10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
04/07/10 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
04/08/10 Dallas, TX – Granada Theatre
04/09/10 Houston, TX – House of Blues
04/10/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
04/11/10 Austin, TX – The Parish
04/14/10 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
04/15/10 Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
04/17/10 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
04/19/10 Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
04/20/10 Seattle, WA – Neumos
04/21/10 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
04/23/10 Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue
04/24/10 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre
04/25/10 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
04/26/10 Saint Louis, MO – Gargoyle Club
04/27/10 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theatre
04/28/10 Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre
04/29/10 Chicago, IL – Metro
04/30/10 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
05/01/10 Toronto, ONT – Lee’s Palace
05/02/10 Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
05/03/10 Boston, MA – Paradise
05/04/10 New York, NY – Webster Hall
05/05/10 Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero

FOREIGN BORN Release New Video, Announce Spring Tour

Travel into the Uncharted Reaches with FOREIGN BORN by way of their new video for “Early Warnings” from their 2009 release Person To Person. Follow the Foreign Born dudes as they travel by plane, by boat, and by foot with their trusty companion Floyd, to explore the flora and fauna of the Uncharted Reaches, including the elusive and rare Lamborghini Ox. It’s a journey that would make Steve Zissou himself proud. Directed by Matthew Lessner, check out the new video for Foreign Born’s “Early Warnings” below.

Starting in February, Foreign Born will be traveling through much more familiar territory as they come to a venue near you on their next U.S. tour. All dates will be with new DFA signees, and former Hockey Nighters, Free Energy. See below for full tour dates. Also, if you’re in the LA area don’t miss Foreign Born in their native environs as they play Spaceland next week on Monday, December 18.

12/18 Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
02/26 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios w/ Free Energy
02/28 Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey w/ Free Energy
03/03 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry w/ Free Energy
03/04 Madison, WI @ The Frequency w/ Free Energy
03/05 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Free Energy
03/06 Bloomington, IN @ Video Saloon w/ Free Energy
03/08 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern w/ Free Energy
03/09 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo w/ Free Energy
03/11 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge w/ Free Energy
03/12 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Free Energy

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

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