CMJ Recommended Artist: Suuns


Montreal’s Sunns (who some of you may remember as Zeroes) are in town right now to play a couple of CMJ shows. on Thursday night they’ll be playing two shows, a late set at the Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Secretly Canadian showcase at Pianos and an early set at the Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Suuns’ full length debut, Zeroes QC came out last week on Secretly Canadian and earned a respectable 7.1 from Pitchfork today. Here’s what reviewer Paul Thompson had to say about the record:

Plenty of bands have ambition; Montreal’s Suuns have their sights set on the brass ring. Zeroes QC, their dank, oily, frequently metamorphosing debut LP, is one of the more industrious first goes I’ve heard in ages– sleek, moody space-prog, self-assured, meticulous, and foreboding. More than anything, Zeroes QC sounds like the work of a much older band, the kind who’ve earned a few months in the studio to tool around, rearrange their pedal boards, try out literally every idea that comes to them. That’s a path that often leads to convolution and overcrowding– ask just about any prog rocker how the 80s worked out– but Suuns seem to have taken as much care yanking things out of the mix as they did building it up. Helped along by Besnard Lakes frontman Jace Lasek, who produces here, Zeroes QC is a sleek, spacious, confident blend of prog and krautrock. []

In case you miss them tonight, Suuns will be back in NYC next month to play the Bowery Ballroom on Nov 6 with Land of Talk and Glasslands on Nov 14.

More Suuns tour dates and a video for “Up Past The Nursery” after the jump.

Suuns 2010 Tour Dates
10/21 New York, NY – Piano’s w/ Small Black, S. Carey, Lia Ices, Sun Airways.
10/21 Brooklyn, NY – MHOW w/ The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Screaming Females, The Blow
10/21 New York, NY – Solar (DJ set only)
11/02 Portland, ME – Space Gallery w/ Land of Talk
11/03 Boston, MA – TT the Bear’sw/ Land of Talk
11/05 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Land of Talk
11/06 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom w/ Land of Talk
11/07 Washington DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Land of Talk
11/09 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506 w/ Land of Talk
11/11 Nashville, TN – The End w/ Land of Talk
11/14 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands w/ BELL, Emil & Friends, New Moods
11/26 Toronto, ON Silver Dollar Launch show w/Little Girls