Montreal-based SUUNS (Ben Shemie, Joe Yarmush, and Liam O’Neill) will release their new EP, FICTION, next Friday, October 30th on Secret City Records in Canada. On Thursday, they shared the EP’s title track and accompanying video.
“FICTION” warps with distorting vocals and thick, foreboding instrumentation. The track was inspired by BJ Burton’s work with Low and is about time moving simultaneously fast and slow. The accompanying video, directed by Dr. Cool (Jordan Minkoff), is entirely animated.
About the video, Minkoff explains:
“Considering the limited time and ability to film anything in the Montreal red zone I got the band to send me some videos of them playing. I tried very hard to make webcam footage look watchable by rotoscoping it and turning it into some glowie sci-fi thing. My animation style is usually more colourful and wacky so it was fun to try and change it up for the SUUNS darkness.”
On the FICTION EP, 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. The FICTION EP 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.
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