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Earlier in 2018, Suuns released their fourth album, Felt, a “joyous… build of brutalism and emotion,” according to NPR Music. The band has toured relentlessly throughout the year, and will be wrapping up 2018 with a European tour, which started just this week.

To celebrate these shows and finish off 2018, the band commissioned Montreal-based director Laura Gonçalves to make a video for Felt stand-out “X-ALT.” Of the video, Gonçalves says:

“‘X-ALT’ is like the amusement & attraction of movement, speed and intensity. The effects were created by plastic and analog processes, establishing paradoxes between the park and the dance group footage. What we see are the raw results of the captures, no post-production effects were applied. The video evolves organically and uncontrollably into specular and data moshing devices. Electronic clouds and multicolored echoes consume and burn on the musical ride.”

Felt was both a continuation and rebirth for Suuns. The Montreal quartet returned to beloved local facility Breakglass Studios (where they cut their first two albums [Zeroes QC and Images Du Futur] with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes), but this time recording themselves at their own pace, over five fertile sessions spanning several months. A simultaneous stretching out and honing in, mixed to audiophile perfection by St. Vincent producer John Congleton (helmer of 2016’s Hold/Still), who flew up especially from Dallas to deploy his award-winning skills in situ.

Stream and/or Purchase Felt

Suuns Tour Dates:
OCT 18 — The Grand Social — Dublin, Ireland
OCT 19 — SWN Festival — Cardiff, United Kingdom
OCT 20 — Ritual Union — Oxford, United Kingdom
OCT 21 — Brudenell Social Club — Leeds, United Kingdom
OCT 22 — Deaf Institute — Manchester, United Kingdom
OCT 24 — Aeronef — Marquette-lez-lille, France
OCT 25 — Le 106 — Deville-les-rouen, France
OCT 26 — Stereolux — Nantes, France
OCT 27 — La Sirene — La Rochelle, France
OCT 28 — Atabal — Biarritz, France
OCT 30 — Maus Habitos –Porto, Portugal
OCT 31 — Stereogun — Leiria, Portugal
NOV 1 — Shoko Madrid — Madrid, Spain
NOV 2 — Apolo 2 — Barcelona, Spain
NOV 22 — Festival En Órbita — Lima, Peru
NOV 24 — Festival En Órbita — Santiago, Chile
DEC 3 — Mississippi Studios — Portland, OR, United States
DEC 4 — Sunset Tavern — Seattle, WA, United States
DEC 6 — Swedish American Hall — San Francisco, CA, United States
DEC 7 — The Ritz — San Jose, CA, United States
DEC 8 — Lodge Room — Los Angeles, CA, United States
DEC 9 — Soda Bar — San Diego, CA, United States


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