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Suuns sign to Secretly Canadian, giving away EP (in NY now)


Suuns have no doubt ingested a lot of art rock, the Montreal group’s minimalist rhythms are equally informed by Joy Division, Suicide and Can, often wrapped in a noisy squall of droning guitars and pulsing synths. Add to this Ben Shemie’s breathy, paranoid sing/speak, and there are times that it seems like Suuns are about to drive over a sonic cliff. But there’s actually a great sense of restraint at play. We were enveloped in Sunns’ dark and thrilling post-punk from the first listen, never to return.

For a limited time, as we approach the release of Sunns’ Secretly Canadian debut, we offer the band’s 6-song EP as free, digital download.” [Secretly Canadian]

Secretly Canadian have signed Montreal’s Suuns and will put out the band’s debut LP, recorded with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes, at the end of 2010. In the meantime, grab their free EP now.

That announcement coincidentally comes right as Suuns arrive in NYC as part of their previously-mentioned tour with Parlovr. The bands play an early show at Mercury Lounge tonight (7/21). Tickets are still on sale. And they play Friday at Knitting Factory with The Ettes and Hans Condor (tickets).

Check out some Suuns live videos, and all dates again, below…

Suuns LIVE at the Green Room in Montreal on January 16 2010. Footage by Abbey Braden for ‘SUP Magazine

Suuns – 2010 Tour Dates
Jul 21 – Mercury Lounge w/Parlovr New York, NY
Jul 22 – Danger Danger Gallery w/Parlovr Philadelphia, PA
Jul 23 – Knitting Factory w/Parlovr, The Ettes Brooklyn, NY
Jul 24 – AS220 w/Parlovr (all ages) Providence, RI
Jul 25 – Monkey House w/Parlovr Winooski, VT
Sep 16 – Lee’s Palace w/Land of Talk Toronto, ON, CANADA
Sep 19 – Beachland Tavern w/Land of Talk Clevland, OH
Sep 21 – Lincoln Hall w/Land of Talk Chicago, IL
Sep 22 – 7th Street Entry w/Land of Talk Minnepolis, MN
Sep 23 – Slowdown w/Land of Talk Omaha, NE
Sep 25 – Larimer Lounge w/Land of Talk Denver, CO
Sep 26 – Kilby Court w/Land of Talk Salt Lake Cith, UT
Sep 29 – Starlite Ballroom w/Land of Talk Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Sep 30 – Dicken’s Pub w/Land of Talk Calgary, AB, CANADA
Oct 2 – Lucky Bar w/Land of Talk Victoria, BC, CANADA
Oct 3 – The Biltmore Cabaret w/Land of Talk Vancouver, British Co, CANADA
Oct 4 – Crocodile w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Seattle, Washington
Oct 5 – Mississippi Studios w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Portland, OR
Oct 7 – The Independent w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes San Francisco, CA
Oct 8 – ECHOPLEX w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes L.A., CALIFORNIA
Oct 9 – Detroit Bar w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 10 – Casbah w/Land of Talk & The Besnard Lakes San Diego, CA
Oct 12 – The Rhythm Room w/Land of Talk Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 – The Parish w/Land of Talk Austin, TX
Oct 16 – The Nightmare w/Land of Talk Dallas, TX

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