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Suuns Announce New EP

Suuns are back with a new EP, Fiction, set for release October 30 via Joyful Noise Recordings. The band shared lead single ‘Pray’ from the record. Speaking about the new track, Liam O'Neil of Suuns said: "We recorded ‘Pray’ in the heat of the Dallas summer in 2015 with our mate John Congleton. We loved it. It was the best song we recorded for our 2016 album Hold/Still, but it didn't make the cut, probably because we loved it so much and thought we had an even better version of it in us. We subsequently tried to record multiple versions of this song, none of which captured the unhinged energy of this live-off-the-floor performance. Discovering this lost jam and its power felt like a reminder to keep in the moment and to trust ourselves - you just have to keep moving forward".

Suuns are future-oriented. New sounds, new techniques, new ways of thinking; above all, new environments are the lifeblood of the band. Whether in a sweltering studio in Dallas with John Congelton, self-recording in Montreal's storied Breakglass Studio, or playing acoustic instruments at Hotel 2 Tango, the group’s environment has always had an indelible impact on the sound of whatever future Suuns are imagining at the time. And true to form, here on Fiction EP, Suuns are exploring fresh processes as a result of their current surroundings and global circumstances.

On Fiction, new sounds and sonic directions are fashioned out of old. A year-long period of limited resources and contact inspired the band to reflect on the various environments in which they've created music over the years: to comb through their previous sounds and creative approaches, and fuse them together with new ideas, ultimately producing a sort of future/past alchemy. Fiction is as much a project of curation as it is one of creation: sifting, re-imagining, and re-framing, sometimes completely disassembling and then building from the ground up. Each song is a live-off-the-floor recording that was then taken into isolation and re-worked. It's the sound of Suuns regrouping, and then poised, and then driving towards the future, which will also involve a new album set to be released in 2021.

FICTON track list:

1. Look

2. Breathe (Feat. Jerusalem In My Heart)

3. Pray

4. Fiction

5. Death (Feat. Amber Webber)

6. Trouble Every Day

 

 

Soho Rezanejad Announces New Album

Soho Rezanejad’s new album, Perform and Surrender, is set for release December 4 via Silicone Records and she is sharing her album opener “Perform”. Founder of Silicone Records, Soho Rezanejad (b. 1989, New York City) is an artist, composer, and playwright whose practice is a testament to versatility. The tongues, scales, and registers in which she sings have varied through each of her releases. This same unwavering commitment to change is also found across the diverse themes and instrumental palettes she has explored in her sonic works.

Rezanejad’s music, much like the artist herself, is impossible to pin down. From her performance series, Crow Without Mouth, based on episodic plays, to the vigorous sampling of natural phenomena and hymn-like aria compositions on her two-volume album, Honesty Without Compassion is Brutality.

Rezanejad’s work is mutable, often narrated in mythological storytelling, and disclosed in a dizzying spell of genres. Her debut full-length album, Six Archetypes, accompanied by the intense visual drama of a series of music videos, paint a kaleidoscopic cast of unfolding characters.

Her final album of 2020, Perform and Surrender, results from a series of performances presented between 2018 and 2019 in Copenhagen, Vienna, Helsingør, Munich, Montreal, Toronto, St. Petersburg, Tromsø and Nantes. The series of presentations later adapted to a full-length album backed by poem recitations. Here, Rezanejad's aim is the distillation of each city, jacketed in its spectators' appetites.

“On the day of performance, I wrote small scores, bits of stage direction, or half-lit phantoms to activate the set. The performances became special to each space, each contributing a fragment to the record’s whole.” Expanding more on the new record, Rezanejad said "I lost someone very dear to me at the time. All things, especially in the practice of surrendering, resembled a testimony of life and death. The language of nature, especially in its falls and springs, played a substantial role in the album's title and direction."

 

Perform and Surrender tracklist:

1. Perform

2. Surrender

3. Stages I

4. Absence

5. Half the Shore

6. Hera

7. Stages II

8. Sleepless Solitude

 

 

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