Band To Watch

Band To Watch: Suckers

After listening to any of the four tracks on Brooklyn quartet Suckers debut self-titled EP you won’t be at all surprised to learn that Yeasayer’s Anand Wilder produced it, along with Chris Moore (TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Think “2080” minus the kids. The group, which includes BTW Quinn Walker, constructs songs around uplifting group chants and harmonies and an at times dub-like, always joyful synth-and-percussion based instrumentation (with some bass providing the low-end, tons of shakers). Walker’s joined by drummer/keyboardist Brian Aiken and fellow multi-instrumental chanters Austin Fisher and Pan. Speaking of “Pan”: Scene-wise, you wouldn’t be off placing them square in the colorful, fertile circle of MGMT, Chairlift, and Amazing Baby. Just look at how they’re dressed. Now look past that and listen:

Suckers – “Easy Chairs” (MP3)

The Suckers EP is out 4/14 via IAMSOUND. (Remember, Telepathe’s Dance Mother full-length is out on the same label on the same day.) You can hear Suckers — including the dramatic, moving “It Gets Your Body Movin'” — at the band’s MySpace. Live:

02/07 – New York, NY @ Crash Mansion
03/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66 #
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (SXSW, Other Music/Heeb Magazine) %
03/19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records (SXSW) 3PM $
03/21 – Austin, TX @ SXSW

# w/ Acrylics, Esque and DJ Aaron Pfenning of Chairlift
% w/ Chairlift, Crystal Stilts, Telepathe, Harlem Shakes, and Nite Jewel
$ w/ Telepathe

[Photo by Victoria Jacob]