WATCH: Suuns Get Lost in “Translate” Video, Announce New Album

Hold/Still is out April 15 on Secretly Canadian.

Last spring, Montreal’s Suuns and Jerusalem in My Heart released an excellent collaborative record that combined the former’s sprawling psychedelic angst with the latter’s avant-garde take on Middle Eastern music. Now, Suuns have announced Hold/Still, their proper follow-up to 2013’s Images du Futur. According to a press release, the album explores the making of electronic music with traditional analogue instruments.

You can hear the first fruits of those labors in “Translate,” the album’s lead single, whose video is streaming below. The song quickly falls into and follows a locking groove whose banks are overtopped by skitters and moans of guitar. It’s the first in a series of three related videos the band will be releasing from the album, which was produced by John Congleton (Lower Dens, Cloud Nothings) in Dallas. “It felt like we were on a mission—looking for something to take us out of our element, or that might seep into our music,” the band says.

Hold/Still track list

1. FallSuuns-20126-Hold-Still-Cover
2. Instrument
3. UN-NO
4. Resistance
5. Mortise and Tenon
6. Translate
7. Brainwash
8. Careful
9. Paralyzer
10. Nobody Can Save Me Now
11. Infinity

Hold/Still is out April 15 via Secretly Canadian.


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