Suuns, the innovative Montreal neo-psychedelic quartet, released Felt, their fourth studio album, via Secretly Canadian in March. The band perform tonight, May 24, at Union Stage, and there are tickets still remaining!
The not-so-secretly Canadians took a different route on their new record, as evidenced by the single “Watch You, Watch Me.” “Here, we’re all playing in ways that are counter-intuitive for us as a band, organic drums, major keys, but as long as it works, we’ll take it,” said drummer Liam O’Neill. “It used to have a chorus too, but we thought it would be more interesting to have this song be almost entirely linear — an asymmetrical progression that grows upwards and then repeats. The infinity feeling.”
Watch the official music video for “Watch You, Watch Me” by Suuns on YouTube:
For Felt, Suuns returned to Breakglass Studios, where they recorded their first two albums with Jace Lasek of The Besnard Lakes, but took their time over several months to make the new record. John Congleton, who’s literally everywhere, flew from Dallas to mix the album.
“Scorched techno-punk blurs to smiley-faced synth workout blurs to narcotic psych comedown. Nothing is what it seems, and no one musical element is in total command. Low-pitched synths flower and undulate and evaporate like storm clouds in spring. Drums rustle and tumble as single guitar notes drone in slinky repetition, smeared with cotton-light manipulation,” said Ryan Burleson in describing the results for Pitchfork.