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Suuns – “Watch You, Watch Me”

The “Here are some people in coats and scarves approach” says Belle & Sebastian, but the sound is pure Radiohead.

Stick it out past the song’s midpoint and the collage effects speed up—it’s disorienting, but that’s what we’re used to seeing from Suuns. It’s almost enough to make us wonder if the old guy in the leather jacket is John Lithgow.

“Watch You, Watch Me” comes from the new album, Felt, due out in March.

-Scott Bryson

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Preoccupations – “Degraded”

The band formerly known as Viet Cong has softened more than a little. This one’s from their debut album (self-titled) as Preoccupations.

This trip follows in the footsteps of Suuns’ “brainwash” video, though it’s a little less Minecraft, a little more Visualizer. Officially, it depicts “an encounter with the primordial ruins of a post-human landscape, where sentient sculptural artifacts attempt to reassemble themselves.”

Preoccupations comes out in just under a month.

-Scott Bryson

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Suuns – “Brainwash”

The term “virtual reality” is still an obvious misnomer (where are you, technology of Strange Days?), but there’s no harm in wandering around a blocky beach for a few minutes, right?

Wrong. Why were there no warning signs about open holes that drop you in The Grid?

This far-out number comes from Suuns’ soon-to-arrive Hold/Still full-length.

-Scott Bryson

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Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart – “Gazelles In Flight”

It doesn’t sound like this guy’s car is gonna start—dead battery, probably.

We do eventually get some song, here—at around the one-minute mark—though you won’t find much melody beyond the sci-fi soundtrack variety (says one YouTube commenter: “It sounds like the beginning of a paranormal show, for a long time.”). It would have worked well in the Sinoia Caves score to Beyond The Black Rainbow—best listened to in the middle of the night, or any time you feel like you’ve gotten too comfortable in your skin.

Suuns and Jerusalem In My Heart have produced a collaborative self-titled record that’s due out next month. This vid for “Gazelles In Flight” was reportedly made from 16 mm film that was found in a Montreal garbage.

-Scott Bryson

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