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LSTN // Sun Airway Premieres New Track “Black Noise,” On Tour with M83 Now

Premiering this morning at Pitchfork, it’s Sun Airway’s new single “Black Noise.” You’ll find the song on their forthcoming album, Soft Fall, out next Tuesday, October 2. You can still pre-order the album at SC Distribution and receive the beautiful purple vinyl we showed you last week!

Jon recently gave an interview at DIY, indulging the reader with a bit of backstory to each track on the new record. “Black Noise” is in fact a “love song to the silence of a radio tuned to dead air.” When writing “Black Noise” Jon comments it was “unintentionally sounding like the most ‘pop’ thing he’s ever done” and so he went with it. To find out more about the album, head HERE.

“The songs are expansive, often shrouded in mysterious instrumentation, abstract off-turns, all without teetering into the realms of artistic snobbery.” – Jamie Milton, DIY

Sun Airway is currently on tour with M83! They play Miami Beach tonight and make their way back up the East Coast over the next week. Jon and the gang will then pair up with Pure Bathing Culture for West Coast dates. You’ll find the full schedule and ticket links HERE.

WATCH: New Sun Airway Video for “Close,” Pre-order Soft Fall on Limited-Edition Purple Vinyl

Directed by Ewan MacLeod, the new Sun Airway video for “Close” was shot in the furthest southern wilds of Australia. It’s a stunningly beautiful piece set on the beach and features actors Anthony Guilbert and Chloe Boreham. Constructed around the idea of a soft fall, MacLeod writes “it’s kind of a hallucinogenic love story or perhaps it’s the story of what happens after two lovers drown.” Watch the video above or at Pitchfork!

Out on October 2, Soft Fall is now available for pre-order at both SC Distribution and iTunes. The physical pre-order boasts of the most gorgeous colored vinyl we’ve yet to see; it’s translucent purple with a fittingly detailed label. Order fast – the limited-edition run is available for the first 300 copies.

In addition to the video, Jon Barthmus shares a new Spotify playlist he recently curated. Titled I Can Feel It But I Can’t See It, the mix features a wide variety of artists from ELO to Patsy Cline to Daft Punk. Stream the list below.

“The two things that most often make me come back to certain songs again and again are either timeless melodies and orchestration or unique and innovative production. Most of the songs in this list hit both of those categories for me. This mix is pretty polarized into new/old by that dynamic, causing oddities like John Talabot butting right up next to Patsy Cline, but maybe that’s not as far a stretch as it seems.” Jon Barthmus

Sun Airway Announce New Album, Listen to First Single

Sun Airway announce their second album, Soft Fall, set for release October 2. The sonically inspiring sub-strata of Soft Fall began in songwriter/producer Jon Barthmus’ house in Philadelphia. Classical foundations were chopped, dissected, and sewn back together by a string quartet in one recording studio, with live instruments overdubbed in another, then re-edited and assembled back at home by Barthmus. David Wrench (Caribou, Bat for Lashes, Bear in Heaven) took it all to new heights with some masterful mixing. You can listen to “Close,” the first single from the album, below!

Yesterday, Sun Airway released a remix of M83′s “Reunion.” Listen HERE.

Sun Airway to Tour with Cults, Asobi Seksu and More! New Live Videos and “American West” Remix by S&S


Just in time for Sun Airway’s upcoming spring tour that will take them across these Great United States of America (including SXSW, tba), yvynl has produced a video that expounds upon the great visual projections that are an integral part of Sun Airway’s tremendous live show. Jon Barthmus of Sun Airway and Ricardo Rivera of Klip Collective are both interviewed, and the live footage contained offers a taste to their upcoming shows with Cults, Asobi Seksu and Small Black.

Klip Collective filmed three songs of Sun Airway performing at a recent concert at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia. You can watch “Oh, Naoko,” “Infinity,” and “Your Moon” on their vimeo here.

The great Philadelphia duo S&S (Si Young and Sammy Slice) have remixed Nocturne’s “American West.”

Click Here to Download “American West” (S&S Remix)

Click here to see Sun Airway’s new spring tour dates!

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