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New York City, New York, United States

New York City, New York, United States
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"Deli Magazine Write Up"

Suckers Seek a Wild and Imaginative Musical Landscape... The experimental side of indie pop has gotten a nice little creative boost lately, thanks, in part, to the artistic contributions of bands such as Brooklyn's own Animal Collective and Portland's Menomena. Tack another "Made in New York" outfit on this short list of artists challenging the sonic limits of modern day indie pop. Comprised of Quinn Walker, Austin Fisher, Brian Aiken, and mystery man Pan, Suckers offer indefinable and stunningly unpredictable fare that ranges anywhere on the sonic scope between sedate guitar songs and crunchy, erratic drones. It is a new musical landscape that Suckers have set out to find; one that lies beyond the fringes of more traditional pop, psychedelia, noise, and folk music. Packing their knapsacks with a wild assortment of ambient guitar work, ritualistic percussion, wolf pack vocals, and a variety of other knick knacks (organs, keys, horns, etc), Suckers set up camp in a manic, yet wildly imaginative place where pop music is contrived of equal parts melody and dissonance; a place where musical limits do not account for much. - Deli Magazine

"New Haven Advocate Write Up"

Though the members of the indefinable “experimental pop” band Suckers are all from Connecticut, it’s rare for them to leave Brooklyn and play in these parts. And you can’t really check them out other than at live shows. They don’t have any CDs. They didn’t even have a drummer until about a month ago—until they hired Brian Aiken (formerly of area electro/jam/art-rock group Eschellon), the duty of hitting a drum while playing another instrument was traded off among members Quinn Walker, Austin Fisher and Pan. But even if they had a CD, you couldn’t substitute it for the real deal. You can take Walker’s solo releases (one of which recently got him signed to CoCoRosie’s Voodoo-EROS label) as reference, since Suckers regularly play songs from them. The melodies are infernally memorable, but the adaptation to a live performance tends to eliminate electronic rhythms and other effects that play a big part in the recorded versions. Then there’s the band’s live energy and Walker’s intense jungle scream, which he doesn’t do on his solo discs. The rest of Suckers’ vocals tend to alternate between jubilant falsettos and low drunken moans reinforced by echo. The resulting sonic up-and-down is kind of like staring at a swinging pocket watch. A psychic beam enters your brain and forces you to enjoy the performance on a strangely personal level.? —Hugh Elton - New Haven Advocate

"NME:Great New York Band #1001"

Look, New York, chill out.

Ok, so the UK has been kicking your arse when it comes to amazing new bands over the last three years, but you're being well over the top about it.

In the week that bought you MGMT, we can now bring you NYC's latest thrilling new bands.

A Place To Bury Strangers are, reportedly, The Loudest Band In New York, which is pretty cool really.

Their industrial gaze-rock is dark and terrifying, it's making me scared to leave the house.

It's not only them though.

Suckers are part of the MGMT, Yeasayer, Dirty Projectors crew.

Theirs is tripped out dream pop which we recomend you use as an antidote to A Place To Bury Strangers' hell mouth music. - Alex Miller

"Freeload: Suckers, "It Gets Your Body Movin'""

In fourth grade, after we had our fill of Gary Paulson, we decided to pay attention in the vocabulary section of class and learned the meaning of the word "serendipity." Chocolate chip cookies and x-rays were both invented serendipitously. We had to list things we found serendipitously. Because we can travel time we went to early May 2008 and listed Suckers after a particularly hurried to see Ladyhawk friend made us get there really early to make sure we didn't miss a single bearded note, even though we just wanted to chill at that pho spot on 6th Street a little longer. But Suckers were opening with a trumpet and shorts and slip ons in the rain and male yodel and some heartfelt and forest born emotions. It's a good thing we were thing because we like that kind of thing. -


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Currently recording our first EP with Chris Moore (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Yeasayer, etc...) and Anand Wilder of Yeasayer.



Quinn Walker (who released last year's acclaimed solo double-album, Laughter's An Asshole/Lion Land on CocoRosie's label Voodoo-Eros) and Austin Fisher are cousins who grew up just down the street from each other in a small fishing village in Connecticut, home to 35 tiny islands topped with Victorian homes. As children, they were obsessed with the oldies radio station. In high school, they began collaborating on musical projects, mostly improvising into a dictaphone with guitar, keyboard and found objects. In 2004, after Austin finished college and Quinn stopped bouncing around the country, the two relocated to New York. Soon after moving to the city they asked Pan, a good friend from home with an extensive musical background ranging from electronic music to metal, to start a new project.

Suckers merged as the sound and aesthetic of three one-man bands playing together. Pan, Quinn and Austin each played multiple instruments per song: singing, shouting and chanting in unison. The trio knew they were missing something or someone, and thankfully, that person arrived in drummer/keyboardist Brian Aiken, fresh off a year abroad in Hungary. Once Brian was on board, the band hit their stride, packing local venues and sharing bills with friends and kindred spirits in Yeasayer, MGMT, Dragons Of Zynth, Chairlift, Kyp Malone (from TV on the Radio) and Awesome Color, among others. Their heralded live performances feature group singing, primal beats, future sounds, Serbian interpretive dancers, trumpet blasts, religious truths and sheer enjoyment.

All four men are on a mission to break musical barriers and cultivate something new while keeping it accessible for ears inclined toward classic pop.