MP3: Suuns – “Arena”
Experimental indie rockers Suuns have released one of the better albums of 2011, and they’d like you to know about it.
The quartet, which most recently came through town
stealing the show from playing larger venues with Crystal Castles, will now join Handsome Furs for a tour of more intimate accommodations — and the Casbah is on their list. According to their label, Secretly Canadian,
Over the past year Suuns have built a reputation for supremely intense live shows “full of thrash, immediacy, and spastic explosiveness” (Brooklyn Vegan), “with an unhinged intensity uncharacteristic of any band in their genre” (Death + Taxes) or more simply and direct “Drone Scholars” (New York Times) and the “#1 Best New Band of 2011” (NME). We have brought you videos for “Up Past The Nursery” and “Pie IX” (NSFW), both of which capture the dark and dangerous aesthetic, but neither has properly captured the sheer force of Suuns live show. Now thanks to director Daniel Ryan of FOR NO ONE.tv, we have a new video that puts you onstage with the band as they cast their “Gaze” right into your eye sockets.
Suuns are currently tearing up the Summer Festival Scene in Europe and Canada with recent performances at Primavera Sound, North by Northeast, and 13 more festivals peformances yet to come including appearances at Pukkelpop, Off Festival and Greenman. But never fear America, in September Suuns will be touring with Handsome Furs in the West and will be playing select dates in the rest of the country in this fall along a headlining Canadaian tour and a co-headlining North American tour with PS I Love You.
Be sure to check them out when they come through town.
Suuns on tour
08/30 Santa Fe, NM – Corazon w/ Handsome Furs
08/31 Tucson, AZ- Club Congress w/ Handsome Furs
09/01 San Diego, CA- Casbah w/ Handsome Furs
09/02 Los Angeles, CA- Echoplex w/ Handsome Furs
09/03 San Francisco, CA- Slims w/ Handsome Furs
09/04 Sacramento, CA- Townhouse Lounge w/ Handsome Furs
09/06 Boise, ID- Neurolux Lounge w/ Handsome Furs
09/08 Portland, OR- Music Fest NW
09/09 Victoria, BC- Club 9ONE9 w/ Handsome Furs
09/10 Seattle, WA- Neumos w/ Handsome Furs
09/20 Winnipeg, MB- Lo Pub w/ Valleys
09/23 Vancouver, BC- Media Club w/ Valleys
09/24 Victoria, BC- Rifflandia Festival
09/26 Calgary, AB- SAIT w/ Valleys
09/27 Saskatoon, SK- Amigos w/ Valleys
09/29 Minneapolis, MN- Cedar Cultural Center w/ Valleys
09/30 Chicago, IL- Subterranean w/ Valleys
10/02 Toronto, ON- The Garrison w/ Valleys
10/03 Hamilton, ON- This Ain’t Hollywood w/ PS I Love You
10/04 London, ON- Call The Office w/ PS I Love You
10/05 Ottawa, ON- Mavericks w/ PS I Love You
10/06 Montreal, QC- Il Motore w/ PS I Love You
10/07 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge w/ PS I Love You
10/08 Boston, MA- Great Scott w/ PS I Love You