Sun June Premiere New Song 'Records' at NPR


"Sun June's music is something that comes in snatches,
wisps that captivate and escape the ear with all the airy weight of dust
rising from an Austin floorboard on every beat of a muffled drum."

Rapidly rising Sun June have shared a new song from their upcoming full-length, Years. Strikingly soft and touchingly lonesome, "Records" stands out in this Austin band's debut, a masterful collection of indie pop gems that far exceed the fresh fivesome's experience. NPR premiered the song, stating, "Sun June's music is something that comes in snatches, wisps that captivate and escape the ear with all the airy weight of dust rising from an Austin floorboard on every beat of a muffled drum."

Years is due June 15 via Keeled Scales, home to kindred talent like Julia Lucille, Big Thief's Buck Meek and more. This summer, the band will embark upon an extensive US tour, playing select dates with Caroline Says, Julia Lucille and more. They'll spend the fall overseas, making their EU/UK debut. Full list of dates below.

Today's song follows "Young," a thoughtfully thumping visit with the past that found its way onto reputed playlists like Fresh Finds and NPR's Staff Picks, "Discotheque," an equally resonant reminiscence picked up by New Indie Mix and YouTube's taste-makingCoffee Shop Blend, and "Slow Rise II," hailed by Consequence of SoundIndie Shuffle and more.

"embracingly warm harmonies and judiciously employed reverb"
Consequence of Sound

 "...that ebbing and flowing percussion... the echo of the strings against their pickups, and the melancholy that rests just below the surface" - Indie Shuffle

"those warm and spacious melodies will keep drawing you back." - Folk Radio UK

"The bubbling bass groove and the mingling guitar textures illustrate the attention to detail the quintet have put into this new LP. Laura Colwell’s voice, as ever, has this powerful assuredness that others will struggle to match." - Austin Town Hall

"Brooding and quietly powerful" - Gold Flake Paint

 "musically soothing and lyrically stabbing at once" - Ghettoblaster

 "dreamily bittersweet 'regret pop'" - Gorilla Vs. Bear

"warm melodies and temperate reverb ... somewhere in between
a summer day and aching nostalgia." - The Wild Honey Pie

Sun June "Discotheque" [official music video]
Sun June "Young" [official music video]
Sun June makes regret pop in Austin, Texas.

Laura Colwell and Stephen Salisbury formed the band while working long hours in director Terrence Malick’s editing rooms, practicing in the office whenever Malick was out of town.
They worked with Dan Duszynski (Cross Record; Loma) and fellow Malick alum Will Patterson (Sleep Good) on their first set of demos before solidifying the current line up of Michael Bain on guitar, Sarah Schultz on drums, and Justin Harris on bass.
In 2017 they began working on Years with Evan Kaspar at Estuary Recording Facility, recording live to tape. Tony Presley of the Austin label Keeled Scales was living above the studio at the time, and first heard Sun June through the floorboards. He contacted the band soon after.
Years is a we’ve-been-broken-up-a-long-time record. It explores how loss—of friends, family members, and partners—evolves over time. But its ten songs aren’t weighed down or overly serious. Layered vocals and warm guitar lines float over simple structures, and no sound is overly polished or processed. 

  1. Discotheque
  2. Slow Rise II
  3. Young
  4. Johnson City
  5. Homes
  6. Records
  7. Apartments
  8. Baby Blue
  9. I've Been
  10. Underneath

June 14 | Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse Ballroom (LP release w/ Julia Lucille, Daphne Tunes)
June | 16 | El Paso, TX @ Monarch
June 17 | Tucson, AZ @ Owls Club
June 19 | Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
June 20 | San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
June 21 | Chico, CA @ Tender Loving
June 22 | Olympia, WA @ Cascadia Brewing
June 23 | Portland, OR @ Turn Turn Turn
June 24 | Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
June 26 | Santa Barbara, CA @ Soho
June 28 | Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
June 29 | Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
June 30 | Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon
July 06 | Austin TX @ End of an Ear
July 08 | Austin, TX @ Mohawk (w. Bellows, Caroline Says)
July 13 | Houston, TX @ Spruce Goose
July 14 Lafayette, LA @ Sickbay
July 15 | New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
July 26 | Orlando, FL @ Henoa Center
July 28 | Panama City, FL @ Mosey’s
August 10 | Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records