SUUNS share new single

This Friday, Montreal band SUUNS (Ben Shemie, Joe Yarmush, and Liam O’Neill) will release their new album, The Witness, their most generous, stripped-down and affecting work to date, on Joyful Noise. Today, they present a new single/video, “The Trilogy,” and announce a special listening party and Q+A to celebrate the album release. It will be hosted on the band’s YouTube channel tomorrow, September 2nd, at 8pm BST.

“The Trilogy” unwinds with filtered vocals that are matched by mulling, contorting instrumentation. “This song best represents the patience that we allowed ourselves on The Witness, our willingness to let things unfold on their own accord without pushing too much,” says O’Neill. “The mandate with ‘The Trilogy’ was to set up a groove that feels good, and then not do anything, which gives the song the endless feeling around which to sing about history and the future, complacency and patience.” The accompanying visuals were directed by Antoine Dasseville. 

Self-recorded and self-produced over the majority of 2020, a year of strife, solitude and reflection, The Witness finds the band holding a magnifying glass over their own default state of playing and performing. More than any other SUUNS record, The Witness employs a jazz mentality of designing a continuous vibe over the notion of separate chapters. There’s a level of relaxation, of accepting the band’s primal instincts, and a concentrated attempt to maximize and revise said instincts.See SUUNS live:
Sept. 22 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Imperial
Sept. 23 – Alma, QC @ Cafe du Clocher
Sept. 24 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
Sept. 25 – Montreal, QC @ Théâtre Rialto (POP Montreal)
Sept. 29 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot
Oct. 1 – Ottawa, ON @ Club Saw
Oct. 2 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Oct. 23 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
Oct. 24 – London, UK @ Oslo
Oct. 25 – London, UK @ Oslo
Oct. 26 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
Oct. 27 – Manchester, UK @ White Hotel
Oct. 28 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie
Oct. 29 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
Oct. 31 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
Nov. 1 – Koln, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
Nov. 2 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
Nov. 4 – Copenhagen, DK @ Alice
Nov. 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
Nov. 7 – Schorndorf, DE @ Manufaktur
Nov. 8 – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie 

All show tickets available here:

The Witness track list:
1. Third Stream
2. Witness Protection (video)
3. C-Thru (video)
4. Timebender
5. Clarity (stream)
6. The Fix
7. Go To My Head
8. The Trilogy

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