For this month’s ChicagoVerseUniteD cover story, every day in January will preview 2012 plans for a Chicago talent or tastemaker. Today: Suns!
In 2010, percussion-heavy psych-rockers Suns hit the scene with the free release of their double EP, Close Calls In The U.S. Space Program/The Howl And The Many. Then, in late 2011, the group launched a Kickstarter campaign in support of their forthcoming debut album. The fundraising effort proved to be successful, raising $6,174 of the band’s $5,000 goal. And now, as Suns’ Mike Russell tells CVU, there are solid details to share on the effort.
“We are almost done tracking our first full length record, When We Were Us,” Russell recently informed CVU, adding ”This record is the best thing any of us have done musically thus far. hands down, without any doubt.”
The band is looking to release When We Were Us “sometime around” spring, just in time for ”touring extensively” in the spring and summer. Also in the works is a documentary about Suns “making and touring on this record,” which will be filmed by Jess Price.
Stream an untitled new Suns demo below, followed by a live clip of the band’s track “Four Winds,” both following Suns’ CVU podcasts from Record Store Day 2011. And look for more on Suns and When We Were Us right here at CVU.