Baroque pop, psychedelic influences color the “steady pulse of paranoia” on first single, video “Borrowed Time,” streaming now.
Corner Suns (L-R): Brandon Carr, John Dufilho. Photo credit: Jerome Brock.
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“Merging the sparkle of Dufilho’s textures in Apples in Stereo, and the baroque-influence of Carr’s vocals. A steady pulse of paranoia and psychedelia.” – Flood Magazine
Corner Suns – the Dallas-based duo of John Dufilho (The Apples In Stereo, The Deathray Davies) and Brandon Carr (The Earlies) – will release its self-titled debut via Idol Records on Jan. 13th, 2017.
The 14-track album combines neo-psyche and baroque pop influences that will grab the attention of fans of artists such as The Zombies, Magnetic Fields, and The Shins, that share a similar ability for sharp songwriting, memorable vocals, and pop hooks.
The album’s first single and music video is “Borrowed Time,” premiered via Flood Magazine and Glide Magazine respectively.
“After I stopped touring with The Earlies in 2007, I had pretty much given up on creating music,” Carr explains. “Fast forward to the summer of 2013, and I get a call from John out of the blue asking if I’d be interested in singing on a new project of his.”
Carr had collaborated with Dufilho in the past, and being aware of the latter’s “multi-instrumental prowess and penchant for song proliferation,” Carr immediately recognized Corner Suns as his avenue back into music.
“My original idea for this record was for it to be really heavy,” says Dufilho. “I wanted to make something that sounded like Black Sabbath, but I realized that I had no idea how to write songs like that.”
“It’s true, our psychedelic Black Sabbath concept was a misadventure,” Carr jokes. “My voice was still muddled from the years off, but John helped me find it again, and the songs really began to come together.”
“When Brandon and I worked together a few years back, I already loved his band The Earlies,” Dufilho remembers. “But as soon as I recorded him, I knew I wanted to write more songs for him to sing. He’s got an amazing voice – it’s really one of a kind.”
In addition to Carr’s vocals, singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe is featured on two Corner Suns tracks, and the album’s overall sound reflects the easy, collaborative nature of its creation.
“I’d play all instruments, sing, and send a mix to Brandon in Abilene,” Dufilho explains. “Brandon would come to Dallas on weekends and we’d drink, argue about whether The Pixies are any good, and eventually get around to recording his vocals to replace mine.”
“Borrowed Time,” the first single and video from the album is also the first song that Dufilho wrote for the project.
“‘Borrowed Time’ was inspired by artists I love like Broadcast, The Clientele, and Jacco Gardner,” Dufilho says. “Brandon laughed when he first heard it, because I’d given him a song with only two lines to sing.”
“I was a little disappointed with that,” Carr admits, “But I believe history will be on our side.”
John Dufilho and Brandon Carr of Corner Suns are available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
Jan 13th, 2017
02. The Speed of Sound
04. Through The Winter
05. Set In Stone
06. Don’t Look Down
08. I’m Not The Only One
09. I Started Something
10. Should’ve Asked Paul
11. The Rattle In The Room
12. Hey Explorer
14. Another Book
Corner Suns Links
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion