Saturday, April 28, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Suckers - Stage AE - 5.3.12 - Show Preview - Concert Preview

Suckers will be playing Stage AE this Wednesday, 5.3 with Turn to Crime opening. The band is touring behind their new released LP Candy Salad out on Frenchkiss Records this past Tuesday (4.24). The new album has already received tremendous praise from the likes of Pitchfork, COS and Paste Magazine. The band selected Matt Boynton to produce who had previously worked with the likes of Black Dice, MGMT. This record is more polished than their previous, with straight power pop chords and catchy hooks that should appeal to a wider audience. We are happy to be giving away a pair of tickets to the show. As usual, just email us at to enter with your name.

From their press:

Besides being a signature song for Suckers, “It Gets Your Body Movin’” is a mission statement for the band as well. Ever since slowly coalescing in Brooklyn four years ago, they’ve been restless experimenters, thriving on creative momentum. And while the trio’s just-completed sophomore album Candy Salad, due April 24th on Frenchkiss, is a remarkable progression from their auspiciously far-flung debut Wild Smile, it’s every bit as indicative of how they’re powered by the uncertainty of paradox. It’s a more mature work than Wild Smile according to the band, yet mostly because of its directness and simplicity, a warmer record that’s the result of intense studio work, the product of a lot of time and effort, while seeming almost effortless. Indeed, the immensely tuneful and lyrically ambitious Candy Salad represents such a marked change in direction that even Suckers’ older records aren’t subject to the band’s aversion to replication. Unlike Wild Smile, which featured songs from culled together from various studio sessions, the band hunkered down at Vacation Island in Williamsburg with Matt Boynton. The intent was to formulate something more cohesive and warm and from the majestic Brit-pop of “Lydia” to the charging Eno-esque “Figure It Out,” to “Going Nowhere,” their most straightforward song to date despite removing the bass “When Doves Cry”-style, they’ve achieved something totally new for the band while maintaining the buoyancy and pop smarts of Wild Smile

Show begins at 8p with doors at 7p. Tickets are only $10 and can be found here. More information about the band can be found at these sites: