MP3: Suuns – “Arena”
Last year, Montreal-based indie rockers Suuns set out to create an album that defied the genre. They succeeded — and the band’s debut, Zeroes QC, is a deeply experimental, strangely appealing effort.
The album was also a long time coming. Back in 2006, Ben Shemie and Joe Yarmush got together for one beat-making session, and ended up spending four years developing their ideas. However, one listen to Zeroes QC, and it’s clear that the wait was worthwhile.
Known for their restraint as much as their ability to create crazy sounds in the live setting, with the release of Zeroes QC, Suuns have now made a name for themselves as innovators. They’re also not afraid to ruffle feathers. They recently released a dark (literally and figuratively) video for their song Pie IX (NSFW).
The band’s live show has received rave reviews from established outlets like the New York Times, to the music blogging community. After seeing the band play at New York’s Mercury Lounge, Death + Taxes was left with this impression: “Within thirty seconds of seeing Suuns play live, three things were apparent: these guys love what they do, they are damn good at it, and they play with…intensity.”