Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Tuesday, 23 April 2013 13:12

Suuns 4/23/13 + Video

Suuns 4/23/13 secretlycanadian.com
Written by Matt Stuttler
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Related Video

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: April 23, 2013
  • Artist / Band: Suuns
  • Hosting Show: The Smoking Lounge
  • Sound: Dan Kinney
  • Video: Ed Kleinberg

Sneaking around the depths of art-damaged noise ballads, but surfacing just enough to produce tight indie rock, Suuns drifts between pop and atmosphere.

Streaming Audio

Suuns -- hailing from the mild-to-bitter-cold land of Montreal, Canada -- evokes the feeling of shifting weather patterns. Stormy and at the brink of explosion at one point while contrasting with chilled-out dream-like vocals, this collection of songs is a tempest of emotion. With previous touring experience with the Black Angels and We Are Wolves, Suuns have proved that creating an ambiance can be just as crushing as the psychedelic bashings of their tour mates.

For this session, Suuns chose to perform three songs from their most recent, sophomore effort, "Images du Futur." This stream of songs -- "Holocene City" bleeding into "Mirror Mirror," then "Edie's Dream" -- show the real heart of the band, pumping out tension-filled, dark pop tunes.

In "Holocene City," the band sways between almost discordant wisps of guitar effects and ethereal calls from vocalist Ben Shemie before crashing down with an extended frayed electronics jam into "Mirror Mirror."

"Mirror Mirror" crawls with a thick droning guitar in the lead before cascading into a cacophony of electrical twirling. Session closer "Edie's Dream" stutters with an off-kilter rhythm, furthering the feeling that as Shemie sings "I have a dream/do you know what I mean/these same visions," he is trapped in the fishbowl of his own sleepy imaginings. The song drips with calculated sterility, as if each member recorded their parts years and miles apart from one another. This distance, instead of hindering the presence of "Edie's Dream," makes it move as a vapor. Gathering the bits of moody bass, thinly-picked guitar and unconscious vocal musings, Suuns' sound is rained down from one meticulously collected cloud.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

Local Artist Spotlight


The Driftaways

Mon July 28
The Driftaways are a seven man reggae band hailing from St. Louis. Their E.P. Don't Hide is full of high energy jams and groovey improves that gives them a good time vibe. Download their song "Don't Hide"…

Dad Jr: Get Down. Hard.

Sun June 29

88.1 KDHX Shows

m-mix.jpg

KDHX Recommends

August
Saturday
02

The Aching Hearts at Harvest Sessions 2014

The Aching Hearts at Harvest Sessions 2014 The Aching Hearts are the husband and wife duo of Ryan Spearman and Kelly Wells (host of Steam-Powered Radio on 88.1 KDHX), who recently released the CD "Just a Habit." Join them and KDHX for a morning of classic, old-time...


August
Wednesday
06

Discovery Series: Mandolin Orange

Discovery Series: Mandolin Orange KDHX presents Mandolin Orange as part of the Discovery Series on Wednesday August 6 at 7:30 p.m. The North Carolina-based duo combines bluegrass, rock and country, providing a modern take on age-old styles. Tickets available...


August
Wednesday
06

Discovery Series

Discovery Series KDHX launches 10-event series spanning August to December of this year containing new music and music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the Discovery Series will...


Online Users

4 users and 4743 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook