SUUNS Announce New Album The Witness

SUUNS, have announced their new full-length, The Witness, will drop on September 3rd via Secret City Records/Joyful Noise.
SUUNS announce new full-length, The Witness

SUUNS, have announced their new full-length, The Witness, will drop on September 3rd via Secret City Records/Joyful Noise. Along with the news, the band have shared a video for album track “Witness Protection.” The LP was Self-recorded and self-produced over the majority of 2020.

With the departure of Max Henry as a full-time member in 2018 and Shemie now living an ocean apart in Paris, a fresh challenge manifested for the trio to find each other again, both socially and creatively. 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. Band member Joe Yarmush elaborates: “It was a conscious decision to make the album sound like one song. We wanted to calm down a bit, even during the mixing process: our notes were simply ‘you have to settle down’. I couldn’t technically explain what I meant by that, but the songs needed to settle down. We were basically trying to hold back all the bombastic tendencies and make things sound very subtle.”

Lead single “Witness Protection,” which Max Henry worked on in his new role as studio collaborator, pulses with a simple, bright beat, and fuzz-tinged vocals: “There’s a hole in the sky // It’s all over the news // Im looking through a lens, reflection never // ends through a broken mirror // Call in the witness // To take a stand.” In the accompanying video, directed by Antoine Dasseville, a person is watching a television that flickers with destructive scenes. As it continues, the video grows darker and noisier.

“There’s always this restraint in SUUNS: the question of ‘how long can we hold off?,” explains Ben Shemie. “I think it’s beautiful that way because it always brings out something unexpected. But if you’re willing to stick with us – at a show or through our music in general – it will pay off. It might take a while to get there, but we will drop a beat for you eventually. I love that we’ve been able to stick to the minimal side of things, and just let it breathe.”

The Witness
Track Listing
Secret City Records

1. Third Stream
2. Witness Protection
3. C-Thru
4. Timebender
5. Clarity
6. The Fix
7. Go To My Head
8. The Trilogy

Live Dates

22.09.21 – Quebec City, QC @ L’Impérial
23.09.21 – Alma, QC @ Café du Clocher
24.09.21 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La petite boîte noire
29.09.21 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot
01.10.21 – Ottawa, ON @ Club Saw
02.10.21 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
23.10.2021 – Nijmegen, NL @ Doornroosje
24.10.2021 – London, UK @ Oslo
25.10.2021 – London, UK @ Oslo
26.10.2021 – Glasgow, UK @ Classic Grand
27.10.2021 – Manchester, UK @ White Hotel,
28.10.2021 – Bruxelles, BE @ Orangerie
29.10.2021 – Zurich, CH @ Rote Fabrik
31.10.2021 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord
01.11.2021 – Köln, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
02.11.2021 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
04.11.2021 – Copenhagen, DK @ Alice
06.11.2021 – Hamburg, DE @ Hafenklang
07.11.2021 – Manufaktur, DE @ Schorndorf
08.11.2021 – Paris, FR @ Maroquinerie

Pre-order The Witness by SUUNS HERE