Sun Airway

The first time Sun Airway's crackling pop sounds made their way through our speakers, we heard what felt like the lost soundtrack to the next Sofia Coppola film; atmospheric yet catchy, hazy but somehow vital and immediate. Sun Airway has hit on the sweet spot where infectious hooks and cerebral electronic pop intersect, pulling textural sound and pop songcraft into one. It is hard to imagine namedropping both the Strokes and Animal Collective when describing a single band, but that is exactly what Pitchfork has done with Sun Airway, while describing "Put the Days Away" and "Infinity," two tracks from the band's debut album, Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier. There is no shortage of magical moments on Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier, from Side A's one-two punch of "American West" and "Oh, Naoko" to the heartfelt "Waiting on You" and the anthemic "Put the Days Away." Sun Airway twists their songs with their kaleidoscopic production lush electronic washes, synthetic textures and pulsing rhythms obscuring the hooks in hazy pop bliss. Hailing from Philadelphia, Sun Airway is led by songwriter Jon Barthmus, who is joined by fellow sound sculptor Patrick Marsceill. Recorded primarily in Barthmus' basement studio over the course of 18 months, the album blends processed sounds, field recordings and timeless vocal melodies into their abstract fractured pop. The duo expands to a full blown quintet when performing live, with projections designed for each song, creating a wondrous sensory overload. In addition to an ambitious live show, Sun Airway have been reinventing the music of others, with remixes of Delorean, Kisses, Here We Go Magic and more circulating around the internet.

Look at this Killer Sun Airway Poster


Who doesn’t love a great screen printed poster? We sure do. Designed byThe Heads of State, this poster is for Sun Airway’s hometown show in Philadelphia on June 3rd.

Sun Airway Plays Urban, Draws Ninja Turtles at SXSW

Sun Airway performed a hell of a set at the patio of Urban Outfitters last week at SXSW. The UO staff took a nice video and also played finger paints with them – check out their Ninja Turtle skills!!!

Many other cool videos of bands at Urban Outfitters are at their site here.

Party with Dead Oceans at SXSW 2011

sxsw2011graphicIf you’re venturing to SXSW next week or you’re lucky enough to live in Austin, TX all year long, mark your calendar for next Wednesday night when the Dead Oceans/ Secretly Canadian/ Jagjaguwar SXSW showcase invades Red 7! We’ll be hanging all night with Sun Airway, John Vanderslice, The Luyas and more, so be sure to drop by and say hello.

See the full list of our artists’ SXSW performances after the jump.

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Sun Airway Playing Pitchfork!

You guys!!! Sun Airway is going to be playing the Pitchfork Music Festival this year!  They are slated for the Saturday of the fest, July 16th.  Also playing that day will be Fleet Foxes, the Dismemberment Plan and Ariel Pink.

I’m already dreaming about the vegan ice cream, the record tent, Fuze drinks, sunburns, Goose Island-related shenanigans…

Tickets go on sale at 1pm EST – go get em.

Booking Agent Contact

US
The Windish Agency
Daniel Traci
daniel@windishagency.com

UK/EU:
Stefan Juhlin, Pitch and Smith
stefan@pitchandsmith.com

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