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Sister Suvi

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"A Music Pick"

By Allan Wigney

A puppeteer; a jazzer; a clarinetist most recently linked to Islands; fiddle; classical guitar; ukulele. Sounds pretty artsy, yes? Precious, even? Perhaps. But the acoustic-based music of Sister Suvi also sounds inspired – bare-bones arrangements that put the emphasis on imaginative lyrics, haunting vocals and arrangements that in the case of tracks like Run Run Run find common ground between Nick Drake and Daniel Johnston. Merrill Garbus, Nico Dann and Patrick Gregoire will embrace that ground at End Hits, 407 Dalhousie St., Saturday. (7 p.m., all-ages, $7 adv.) - The Ottawa Sun


-Train/Lot, 2 song mini-CD (2008)
-The Colour EP (remastered, 2007)
-Self-titled EP (2006)

-Ranked number 4 on New England's Noise Top 30 Chart for September.

-Airplay on stations as far away as National Radio in Belgium, and Austin's KOOP, as well as more local outlets like Montreal's CKUT.

-Midnight Poutine (included in weekly podcast)
-Instrumental Analysis
-Great White North



Starting out as summer camp friends making folk music in the back woods of New Jersey, Sister Suvi turned their acoustic sound upside-down with the addition of drummer Nico Dann. A group of music heads with overactive imaginations, the trio is both committed to experimentation and captivated by the lure of the pop hook.

Merrill is a puppeteer; her ghostly bird characters sometimes show up on stage. Nico is known for his musical promiscuity throughout the Toronto free jazz scene. Patrick plays the bass clarinet and guitar for the band Islands, and tours to places like Iceland.

Meanwhile, the group meets up for spasmodic bouts of rehearsal, recording and performance; in the last year, they've completed their first EP, toured the USA and Canada multiple times, and have played shows with Islands, Feathers, Miracle Fortress, and others.

-October-November ’06: Northeastern tour opening for Islands, including shows at the Bowery Ballroom, NorthSix, the Middle East.

-October ’06: Well-received show with London’s Basia Bulat at POP Montreal festival.

-September '06: Recorded self-titled debut EP at Breakglass studio in Montreal with respected engineer Mark Lawson (Arcade Fire, Islands, Bell Orchestre, Unicorns). Cover art by Montreal street artist, Produkt.

-June ’06: DIY tour of Northeastern Canada and U.S., including performances with Feathers