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RELEASE DAY // Sun Airway’s ‘Soft Fall’ Out Now

Sun Airway’s Soft Fall is officially available for your listening pleasure! Named Album of the Month by The Deli Philly, the new record is available on purple vinyl at SC Distribution or grab a digital copy at iTunes. You can also find a copy at your local record store! Check out the new video for “Close” below! MTV Hive is currently streaming the album in full! You’ll find the music and interview HERE.

Sun Airway kick off the first of two nights at New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom with M83 this evening! Full list of tour dates HERE!

Praise for Soft Fall

“Merging with the already gleaming major-key synths, the strings provide grandeur and romantic swirl. They also effectively confuse the listener’s comportment toward space and time. The album title, says Barthmus, is meant to capture a state of weightlessness. And floating moments certainly abound, especially on the closing track, ‘Over My Head’ (which, Barthmus says, isn’t a Fleetwood Mac reference), as pulsing strings and twinkling synths gradually rise into a melodious tidal wave.” – Village Voice

“This brilliant album is colourful, giddy and immensely enjoyable from start to finish. He’s combined a sparkly and woozy aesthetic with killer melodies to create a cohesive and fun winning formula.” – Music OMH

“Sun Airway’s Jon Barthmus doesn’t aim small. Soft Fall, the Philly native’s sophomore album, is symphonic electro-pop in the most literal sense, blending fragmented orchestral loops with glittery synth pulses and moody ambience — capturing the grandiose sweep of M83′s Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming in half the running time, without the spoken word bits and puzzling interludes about frogs.” – eMusic

LSTN // Sun Airway’s ‘Soft Fall’ Streaming at MTV Hive


Yesterday we brought you Sun Airway’s new single “Black Noise.” We’re calling that old news on account today we’re able to share Soft Fall in its entirety! The album isn’t out until next Tuesday, October 2, but you can listen at MTV Hive >>> link below for streaming! Pre-order the album atSC Distribution!

Stream Soft Fall at MTV Hive

In addition to the album stream, MTV Hive has a wonderful interview with Jon. They delve into his visual arts background and how it’s influenced the direction of his music!

“It’s always been fundamental to make it so that you don’t need the backstory and the information. I’d like for a listener to just be able to get with it regardless of any of that. I like the idea that it’s enjoyable without any of that but if you’re looking for it, there’s plenty of layers for you to get into.” – Jon

Sun Airway is currently on tour with M83! Dates and ticket links HERE!

Watch Sun Airway’s New Video for “Wild Palms” – New European Tour Dates with Architecture in Helsinki

Today MTV Hive premiered the new music video for the Sun Airway single “Wild Palms” by Klip Collective‘s Ricardo Rivera. Recorded over the summer at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, “Rivera’s visual representation is about as accurate of a picture as you can get: while present, Barthmus remains somewhat of an incorporeal being, fading in and out of focus as his words superimpose over each other. Every movement appears slightly slowed and dreamy as “Wild Palms” seems to exist as a permanent part of the atmosphere — you could easily picture it being recorded in this cathedral as bright synths cut in and out like light through stained glass.”

Sun Airway is participating in an important philanthropic mission along with many of their peers to raise money for the organization Invisible Children. Each band in The Musician Coalition is trying to raise an attainable goal (Sun Airway’s goal is $1,000) to pay for radio towers in central Africa and end the use of child soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Click here to visit Sun Airway’s Invisible Children fundraising page.

Sun Airway is heading to Europe in October to tour with Architecture in Helsinki and more. Check out the dates!

 

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