David Courtright, the Atlanta one-man experimental pop band known as Suno Deko, releases his Thrown Color EP tomorrow. Courtright brings a unique and compelling perspective to modern indie rock, one that bears traces of horizon-spanning works by global heavyweights Radiohead and Sigur Rós as well as the intensely personal, layered pocket symphonies of American auteurs such as Deerhunter’s Bradford Cox and Mutual Benefit’s Jordan Lee. Those are some fucking great influences, ones that have inspired lots of imitators over the years. Yet from the moment you hear Courtright’s mannered tenor quivering amidst the guitar-driven atmospherics, it’s clear he’s got something fresh and powerful to communicate. That much was clear from the title track and “Bluets,” and the rest of Thrown Color only affirms it. Listen to the full EP below.
Thrown Color is out this Tuesday 7/22 on Straosfear. Suno Deko plays a record release show that night at The Earl in Atlanta with Tantrum, Curtains, and Culture Culture.