Corner Suns | S/T | Idol Records | Jan. 13TH, 2017
Corner Suns – the Dallas-based duo of John Dufilho (The Apples In Stereo, The Deathray Davies) and Brandon Carr(The Earlies) – will release its self-titled debut via Idol Recordson Jan. 13th, 2017.
The 14-track album combines neo-psyche and baroque pop influences that will grab the attention of fans of artists such as The Zombies, Magnetic Fields, and The Shins that share a similar ability for sharp songwriting, memorable vocals, and pop hooks.
“After I stopped touring with The Earlies in 2007, I had pretty much given up on creating music,” Carr explains. “Fast forward to the summer of 2013, and I get a call from John out of the blue asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new project of his.”
Carr had collaborated with Dufilho in the past, and being aware of the latter’s “multi-instrumental prowess and penchant for song proliferation,” Carr immediately recognized Corner Suns as his avenue back into music.
“My original idea for this record was for it to be really heavy,” says Dufilho. “I wanted to make something that sounded like Black Sabbath, but I realized that I had no idea how to write songs like that.”
“It’s true, our psychedelic Black Sabbath concept was a misadventure,” Carr jokes. “My voice was still muddled from the years off, but John helped me find it again, and the songs really began to come together.”
“When Brandon and I worked together a few years back, I already loved his band The Earlies,” Dufilho remembers. “But as soon as I recorded him, I knew I wanted to write more songs for him to sing. He’s got an amazing voice – it’s really one of a kind.”
In addition to Carr’s vocals, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe is featured on two Corner Suns tracks, and the album’s overall sound reflects the easy, collaborative nature of its creation.
“I’d play all instruments, sing, and send a mix to Brandon in Abilene,” Dufilho explains. “Brandon would come to Dallas on weekends and we’d drink, argue about whether The Pixies are any good, and eventually get around to recording his vocals to replace mine.”
“Borrowed Time,” the first single and video from the album is also the first song that Dufilho wrote for the project.
“‘Borrowed Time’ was inspired by artists I love like Broadcast, The Clientele, and Jacco Gardner,” Dufilho says. “Brandonlaughed when he first heard it, because I’d given him a song with only two lines to sing.”
“I was a little disappointed with that,” Carr admits, “But I believe history will be on our side.”
The debut self-titled album by Corner Suns arrives on Jan. 13th, 2017 via Idol Records, preceded by the single and video “Borrowed Time,” streaming now.
- 1/29/2017: Dallas, TX @ Good Records [In-store, 6PM]
- 12/15/2016: Corner Suns teams up with Sarah Jaffe for new single “The Rattle In The Room,” taken from Dallas-based band’s upcoming debut LP, out Jan. 13th.
- 11/14/2016: Dallas-based duo, Corner Suns, comprised of John Dufilho (The Apples In Stereo), Brandon Carr (The Earlies) to release debut album.
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