White Suns "Totem" LP
White Suns “Totem” is rock music realizing its obsolescence; the work of a band compelled to mutate. White Suns sculpts organic noise with detuned guitars, amplified drums, and makeshift electronics. With aural explorations beginning at the intersection of punk and electronics-based noise White Suns oscillates between crushingly dense assaults and articulate hushed passages.
Brooklyn's White Suns has existed since 2006 and is comprised of members Kevin Barry, Dana Matthiessen and Rick Visser. White Suns have released two full-length albums - Waking In The Reservoir (UgExplode, 2011) and Sinews (Load, 2012) - along with a handful of small-run releases. Their material has received accolades from the New Yorker, SPIN, Pitchfork, and Tiny Mix Tapes among others. White Suns has extensively toured the U.S. and garnered a reputation as a threatening and intense live act.
White Suns third album, Totems, is being released by SF-based dark music label The Flenser. Totems features, their signature onslaught but is tempered by deadened stares and slow-burn instrumentals. Renowned recording engineer Martin Bisi (Sonic Youth, Swans, Foetus) provided documentation of the performance in is labyrinthine BC Studio compound.