Suuns Launch VR App and Video for New Single “Brainwash”

Ahead of the release of their new album, Suuns have launched an ambitious, playable VR app for Hold/Still third single, “Brainwash,” along with the final video in a triptych directed by Suuns’ own Max Henry. He explains the cutting edge concept for “Brainwash”:

“I first came upon game designer Jake Clover’s work through a let’s play series I follow on YoutTube – Rockleesmile was covering a game-jam inspired by his stuff. Brash, ham-fisted and just generally bonkers – it was a touch dark, maybe subversive, maybe immature, definitely unique, definitely brilliant. VR wasn’t the initial idea, but with the upsurge of interest in the medium – and as we were puzzling over how to package Clover’s landscape – it seemed like a no brainer.

We were introduced to the work of Nicolas Roy and DPT; they were instrumental in seeing the VR vision through, and what you see is entirely due to their fine work and generous time.

So what we have in the end is not a game, per se, but it did come out of that fertile and generous gaming philosophy – always forward, always daring. Montreal has a really creative game-making community, and though I still consider myself a bit of an outsider, this is a bit of a shout out.

What it is, exactly, we’ll let you decide. Check it out – it’s pretty damn cool. I definitely recommend getting your hands on VR goggles – Google Cardboard or otherwise – if you can. (We were demoing on a Samsung S6 with VR Gear goggles). You can still “play” it on your phone regardless – but the stereoscopic experience really makes a big difference. Try not to bump into anything, and enjoy.”

Play and view the “Brainwash” VR app and video below and stream Lee Gamble’s very special “Reconstruction” remix. Hold/Still is out April 15th and the band will tour extensively worldwide throughout the spring and summer. A full list of dates is below.

Get Suuns’ Brainwash VR app here
Stream Suuns’ Brainwash (Lee Gamble Reconstruction) here

Thu. Apr. 7 – Sainte-Therese, QC @ Bar le Cha-Cha
Sat. Apr. 9 – Saint-Casimir, QC @ La Taverne
Fri. Apr. 15 – Quebec City, QC @ La Meduse
Sat. Apr. 16 – Carleton-sur-Mer, QC @ Le Naufrageur
Tue. Apr. 19 – Trois-Rivières, QC @ Café Frida
Wed. Apr. 20 – Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
Thu. Apr. 21 – Ottawa, ON @ St. Alban’s Church
Fri. Apr. 22 – Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall
Sat. Apr. 23 – Athens, OH @ Ohio University at Casa Nueva
Sun. Apr. 24 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop Bar
Tue. Apr. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Wed. Apr. 27 – Washington, DC @ DC9
Thu. Apr. 28 – New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
Fri. Apr. 29 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
Thu. May 19 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
Fri. May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
Sat. May 21 – Lille, FR @ Grand Mix
Sun. May 22 – Brussels, BE @ La Nuit De Botanique Festival
Tue. May 24 – London, UK @ ICA (SOLD OUT)
Wed. May 25 – London, UK @ ICA
Fri. May 27 – Neustreliz, DE @ Immergut Festival
Sat. May 28 – KleinReifling, AT @ Seewiesen Festival
Mon. May 30 – Paris, FR @ La Villette Sonique
Tue. May 31 – Tours, FR @Aucard de Tours
Wed. June 1 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound
Fri. June 3 – Lourmarin, FR @Festival YEAH
Sat. June 4 – Mulhouse, FR @ Noumatrouff
Sun. June 5 – Mannheim, DE @ Maifield Derby Festival
Tue. June 7 – Yverdon les Bains, SW @ L’Amalgame
Wed. June 8 – Rome, IT @ Monk
Thu. June 9 – Ravenna, IT @ Beaches Brew Festival
Wed. June 15 – Edmonton, AB @ The Needle
Thu. June 16 – Saskatoon, SK @ MoSo Festival
Fri. June 17 – Vancouver, BC @ Imperial // Levitation Vancouver
Sat. June 18 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile

Sun. June 19 – Portland, OR @ The Doug Fir Lounge
Tue. June 21 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Wed. June 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg

Thu. June 23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Sat. June 25 – Calgary AB @ Sled Island Festival
Sat. July 2 – Keflavik, IS @ ATP festival =
Mon. July 4 – Hradek Kralove, CZ @ Rock for People
Fri. July 15 – Elsenham, UK @ Latitude fest
Sun. July 17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Festival
Thu. Aug. 18 – Paredes de Coura, PT @ Paredes de Coura Festival