The always incredible and highly underrated Suns of the Tundra have posted a message about some 2009 releases and shows...
[ExplodingInSound NOTE: For anyone who has never listened to Suns of the Tundra, I strongly advise you give them a listen. They are what I like to consider "European Tool". Not to say they are a rip off, because that wouldn't be fair to them, but they are certainly cut from the same cloth. The band was formerly known as Peach when they had a bassist by the name of Justin Chancellor (now in TOOL...) and after his departure changed their name to Suns of the Tundra. His bass sound is still heavily prominent, and both of their albums are unbelievable and worth ordering from their site. They even have a package deal to get both!]
"Anyone who follows this band for long will know that when we say we will do something in a couple of months' time, you need to multiply that by three to get the realistic delivery time. So finally the new product is ready, a year later than we promised. Of course.
There are 2 items you can get your hands on, care of www.sunsofthetundra.co.uk:
ALMOST THE RIGHT PEOPLE (SM005)
This mid-priced compilation album marks thirteen years of collaboration between members of SOTT and the well-known UK writer Ben Moor. Half the tracks are performed by SOTT, the other half by Grand Western (a more pop, less rock band that Simon and Rob formed for a while in-between Peach and Suns of the Tundra, along with singer Kirsten France -if you like Sigur Ros, you might dig this). Of the 8 SOTT tracks that feature, there are 2 previously un-released tracks (Illuminate, Not Everything is Significant) featuring the whole band. and 3 new ambient guitar tracks, one of which has a distinctly David Lynch feel about it (or so we are told). You can check out extracts and find out more at Ben Moor's website www.spesh.com/ben/ as well as back at Tundra HQ.
Samples and order from: http://www.spesh.com/ben/CD.html
If you don't want the whole album, you can get a limited edition & signed 3-track hand-pressed CD of the 2 new tracks Illuminate and Not Everything - plus a real rarity, SOTT covering the old (unreleased) Peach track "Made of Stone" from 1994 LISTEN HERE!!). Simon and Rob always like jamming this one when they get together with Andy P - and somehow it ended up being laid down to tape during the recording sessions for Tunguska in 2006. If you're reading this then you've heard it already as it free to listen to here at MySpace. Again, this is available through the band website www.sunsofthetundra.co.uk
What's that you say? You want to get into the 21st Century and start downloading our music instead of buying CDs? OK, ok, we'll look into it...... watch this space. For a while...
LIVE SHOWS at UK LATITUDE 2009 17-18 July 2009
It's no Download appearance, it's true, but Mark and Simon are back with Ben Moor at UK Latitude festival for the fourth consecutive year. We will be performing the tracks Coelacanth Heart and Runnymede plus some other ambient stuff while Ben performs Coelacanth in its entirety. Look for Coelacanth or Ben Moor in the listings."