Mixtape #71

We’re big fans of Suuns, the Montreal based quartet of Ben Shemie, Max Henry, Joe Yarmush and Liam O'Neill. Over the last decade they have released two excellent albums and a collaborative one with Jerusalem In My Heart which made it to our Album Picks of 2015. The band's entrancing, eerie and pulsating sound incorporates a multitude of elements and genres, from psychedelic and post-punk, to art-rock, electronic and krautrock. With their third album, Hold/Still, due mid-April, we've been itching with anticipation. So we asked the band to put together this month's mixtape, and Joe sent us this treat. Dig in.


Disappears’ new album out today, watch their video for ‘Halcyon Days’

Disappears - Irreal

Irreal, the fifth full-length album from Chicago’s art rockers Disappears, is out today via Kranky. The follow up to 2013’s Era saw the band recruit producer John Congleton once again.

Irreal “plays out as a dream sequence – hazed dub landscapes give way to the group’s most experimental and open music yet”, describes the press release. “Irreal sits in the negative space where art rock and post punk collapse onto each other. It’s the sound of Disappears reporting back from The Void. “

In support of the album, Disappears are embarking on a European tour, which kicks off this Thursday 22nd in Metz, France. The tour also includes a date at The Lexington in London on February 6th. Head over here to check all other dates and info.

The album’s ‘Halcyon Days’ has been paired with a befittingly hypnotic and kaleidoscopic visual accompaniment, directed and created by Nick Ciontea and Matt Levy.”. Check out the video below and straight after listen to another cut off Irreal called ‘Another Thought’.