Published Sep 23, 2014Secret Sun have been creating music out of Montreal together since 2011 and are finally set to deliver their debut album Cold Coast. The official release comes on September 30 through Bonsound, but you can hear it on Exclaim.ca right now.
For the new album, the duo partnered with Sébastien Blais-Monpetit (who produced Radio Radio's Belmundo Regal) and Karkwa's François Lafontaine, adding some of Canada's finest francophone musicians to the production team.
From glitched-out album opener "Passing Cars" through previously heard cuts "Cold Coast" and "Feather," twinkling synths, dark drum machines and melancholy vocals permeate the album, delivering an eclectic mix of songs that ranges from gloomy shoegaze to dancefloor-ready pop. And despite the ever-present synths and heavy backing beats, Secret Sun still know how to deliver ballads like soft, dreamy cuts "City" and piano-laden album ender "Crashing Waves."
Simon and Anne-Marie will take their show on the road with an album launch in their hometown on September 30 and an opening slot for Groenland the following week in Toronto. Details of the tour dates can be found below.
Scroll past the gigs to hear the brand new record from Secret Sun and if you like what you hear, Cold Coast is available for pre-order through iTunes or Bandcamp.
09/30 Montreal, QC - Le Belmont (record release show)
10/02 Toronto, ON – The Rivoli *
* with Groenland