Spunk Discography

Suckers
Wild Smile


Suckers
Suckers EP



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Biography

If you read NME, Spin, Fader, Interview, or Pitchfork, you will have already read about Suckers. Long time friends of MGMT, Chairlift and Yeasayer, New York art school boys Suckers have been making eclectic and rhythmic pop in their Brooklyn home studios for the past year. In 2009 the band released their debut E.P. through Brooklyn’s IamSound records. Now, Quinn Walker, Austin Fisher, Pan and Brian Aiken have signed with Spunk and are releasing that debut E.P with two exclusive Australia-only singles this February 12.

Suckers’ debut single It Gets Your Body Movin was self-released by the band in April 2009 to wide acclaim, profiled in Rolling Stone, NME, Nylon, Under The Radar, Interview Magazine, HEEB, and many more. The single was also awarded the coveted Best New Music label on Pitchfork, and Suckers were selected as a Must Hear artist of 2010 by Spin Magazine. Later that year, their heralded live performances during the CMJ Music Marathon in October (complete with tinfoil cloaks, colourful makeup, and psychedelic stage projections) saw them popping up in end of year Top 10 lists and Break Out band lists by the NY Times, Pitchfork, Spin and NME Magazine.

Produced by Anand Wilder from Yeasayer, Suckers’ debut EP does exactly what the first single suggests; it gets your body moving. Blending rowdy guitars, shouting vocals and blasting trumpets with delicate, well-considered production and charming dance grooves, Suckers’ E.P is an accomplished collection of hippy pop. Opening with the 70s pop sounds of Beach Queen complete with synchronised chorus chants, track two Afterthoughts & TV is torch-bearing whisky swilling rollick through alt country and 90s indie. Then, the triumphant harmonies and meandering sing-a-long melody of Easy Chairs prepares you for the joyous hit single It Gets Your Body Movin, before the Southern summer whistles of Gone is Your Long Black Hair and the gentle thump thump of King Of Snakes.

The six songs on Suckers’ debut E.P. are for one thing, and one thing only: pure enjoyment. Put it on and dance around. That’s how Suckers would want it to be.

Suckers are currently working on their debut album with Chris Zane (Passion Pit, The Walkmen, Tokyo Police Club)