7/17/2017

Suspirians (Roky Erickson band, ST37) share video from new album, tour July-August

Suspirians share video from album Ti Bon Ange,launch tour next week
Austin trio w/ members of Roky Erickson band, ST37, Glass Eye


Watch & share "Nocturne" video (YouTube)
Hear & share Ti Bon Ange album (Soundcloud) (Bandcamp)

"Feedback-drenched, brain-melting rock that straddles the line between the Stooges' impatient punk and Roky Erickson's heady jams." -- Clrvynt

"A roaring expedition of spellbinding psych punk." -- Austin Chronicle


Austin trio Suspirians share the first video from their sophomore album today via Northern Transmissions. Watch and share the clip for "Nocturne" HERE. (Direct YouTube.)

Suspirians hit the road next week for a midwest tour that includes a performance at Voice of the Valley Festival in West Virginia. See complete dates below. 
  
Echoes & Dust recently shared Ti Bon Ange in full HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.) She Shreds Magazine hosted "Fortune Spider" in an in-depth interview with vocalist/guitarist Marisa PoolHEREAustin Chronicle launched the album's epic centerpiece "Black Holes", also with an interviewHERETiny Mix Tapes shared the entrancing "Moonwave" HERE. And, Clrvynt previously hosted "Nocturne" HERE.

The album title, Ti Bon Ange is taken from a Haitian voodoo term that translates literally to "little good angel" - the part of one's soul that holds one's individuality and personal qualities, which leaves the body when sleeping so you can dream. It's a title quite befitting of the experience listening to Ti Bon Ange, where listeners become immersed in a sound, not just casually attending to it. 

From the first notes of the album, throughout its 7-song, 40 minute duration it's clear that Suspirians aim to deconstruct rock in a way that's both psychedelic and mysterious as much as it's direct, infectious and powerful. Guitarist/vocalist Marissa Pool, bassist/keyboardist Stephanie Demopulosand drummer Lisa Cameron craft songs that shape-shift from part to part rather than follow traditional verse-chorus-verse structure. It's a wall of guitars and subtle synth layers, vocals drenched in reverb and on the brink of feedback, powerful and open drumming that allows the songs to flow like molten lava without ever sounding lethargic. Points of reference bridge a wide array of psychedelic, punk and experimental sounds: PylonSiouxsie and the BansheesSonic YouthThe Stooges first album,Frightwig, early Butthole SurfersRoky Erickson & The Aliens, late 70s British post-punk and more. 

"We would end up getting lost in the songs together in a sort of epic fever dream," Pool says. "We did not overthink or over control anything on this record. It was all about going with the flow and following our instincts." Suspirians' self-titled debut album - with original drummer Anna Lamphear - was comparatively a more straightforward and garagey affair. Pool and Demopulos began experimenting with their sound soon after and with the addition of Cameron, they collectively found the aesthetic they were after. Cameron's extensive musical history - having played with the legendary Roky Erickson, as well as celebrated Austin psych band ST37 and other improv/noise projects - helped the band expand its vision. 

Ti Bon Ange is available on LP, CD and download as of June 9th via Super Secret Records

SUSPIRIANS LIVE:
07/23 New Orleans, LA @ Saturn Bar
07/25 Nashville, TN @ Betty's
07/27-29 Indian Meadow, WV @ Voice of the Valley Fest
07/31 Cincinnati, OH @ Rakes End
08/01 Indianapolis, IN @ State Street Pub
08/02 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class
08/03 Akron, OH @ Hive Mind
08/04 Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
08/05 Kansas City, MO @ Blind Tiger

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