SUUNS Signs With Secret City


Secret City has added Montreal’s Suuns to the label roster in Canada, and will be releasing their previously announced sophomore album, Images Du Futur on March 5th. The album will be released by Secretly Canadian throughout the rest of the world on the same date.

Suuns have premiered the video for their first single, “Edie’s Dream”. The video follows a mysterious young girl through the woods to “Edie’s” moody soundscape. The song’s bass line throbs under woozy synths while time slows, images fade, and our protagonist digs a hole in the ground.

Conceived and directed by Suuns, the video is set in the Quebec woods near Montreal, where the band spent the winter and spring of 2012 writing & recording. The bucolic setting recasts the song’s skeletal boogie into a hazy vision. Shemie says, “About a 2 hour drive north of Montreal there is a lake and some paths that run through the woods. That’s where we met Edie. This video was shot in the late fall, just a week before the snow would arrive and make this shoot impossible.”

He continues, “At first, ‘Edie’s Dream’ started as a kind of nightmare, with burial themes and the cold and lonely woods.  But gradually, it melted into a kind of bittersweet daydream. Edie is stunning, she is family to the band and at only 13, she carries herself with the poise and confidence of someone who understands the music, understands the cold, understands dreaming and its different layers.”

Produced once again by Jace Lasek from Besnard Lakes, Images Du Futur blasts out of the gate with “Powers of Ten”, laying out a sort of manifesto for the record in the very first lines: “Got it together/I read in the paper/all of theses strangers/stranger and stranger…/No, no, no, no, how you try and remember/how all of these pieces/all fit together.” Shemie says of the process, “As a band we were trying to look at our music from further and further away, seeing more details in the picture as we expanded the landscape.”

Suuns have also announced a number of Canadian tour dates today in addition to their existing European tour and confirmed appearances at CMW and SXSW in March. Details below, with more to come in the following weeks.

03/01/13 – Saint-Tite, QC – À la Fût #
03/08/13 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Le Zaricot #
03/12/13 – Laval, QC – Studio Théâtre #

03/23/13 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Fest/ Buzz Factor Series – Lee’s Palace

03/29/13 – Joliette, QC – Cabaret Arena #
03/30/13 – Terrebonne, QC – Moulin Neuf *
04/04/13 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa
04/05/13 – Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle
04/09/13 – London, ON – Call The Office
04/10/13 – Windsor, ON – Phog Lounge
04/11/13 – Hamilton, ON – Casbah
04/12/13 – Kingston, ON – Grad Club
04/13/13 – Ottawa, ON – Ritual
04/15/13 – New York City, NY – Mercury Lounge
04/16/13 – Washington, DC – Black Cat
04/20/13 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
04/22/13 – Bloomington, IN – Bishop Bar
04/23/13 – Saint-Louis, MO – Firebird
04/29/13 – Rome, IT – Lanificio 159
04/30/13 – Modena, IT – Mattatoia
05/02/13 – Zagreb, HR – Culture Factory Club
05/03/13 – Krems, AT – Donau Festival
05/04/13 – Munich, DE – Atomic Cafe
05/05/13 – Berlin, DE – Comet
05/06/13 – Cologne, DE – Studio 672
05/07/13 – Metz, FR – Les Trinitaires
05/08/13 – Zurich, CH – Rote Fabrik
05/09/13 – Paris, FR – Trabendo
05/10/13 – Lille, FR – Grand Mix
05/11/13 – Brussels, BE – La Nuit de Botanique
05/12/13 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
05/14/13 – London, UK – XOYO
05/15/13 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
05/16/13 – Dublin, IE – The Grand Social
05/17/13 – Liverpool, UK – Kazimier
05/18/13 – Bristol, UK – The Exchange
05/22/13 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar
05/23/13 – Vancouver, BC – Media Club

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* with Plants and Animals

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