Electronic Press Kit - Hey Muse! FunRaiser
- The Suburbs FunRaiser 2017 Campaign March 19 - April 27, 2017
- Record Store Day Appearances & 12inch Vinyl Single Release April 22, 2017
- Turf Club Performance & Private Listening Party with the Band April 27, 2017
- Hey Muse! World Wide Release June 23, 2017
- Tour to follow.
Announcing the upcoming release of The Suburbs new album: Hey Muse!
The Suburbs “FunRaiser” is the fan’s chance to be part of the launch.
“Hey Muse!,” the new album by The Suburbs, will be available exclusively as a pre-order along with limited edition merchandise and exclusive band experiences on The Suburbs FunRaiser page starting March 19, 2017. FunRaiser packages will be shipped in May a month before the album is released officially on all world platforms June 23, 2017.
On April 22nd (“Record Store Day”) The Suburbs will be appearing at Barely Brothers Records and Hifi Hair in the Twin Cities to introduce their limited 12inch vinyl DJ single, the radio-ready “Hey Muse” backed by the future club smash “Lost You On The Dance Floor.” Ask for them at your favorite neighborhood Record Stores after April 22.
On the last day of the FunRaiser Thursday, April 27th, The Suburbs will rock the Turf Club in Saint Paul! Only 350 tickets will be available for this intimate small club show.
How to get tickets:
Beginning March 19th visit The Suburb's “Hey Muse!” FunRaiser page and pre-order the new album or buy one of the many “Hey Muse!” Packages to support the release of the new record.
Once you purchase a “Hey Muse!” Package you will be given the Pre-Sale Code and link to log in to where you can buy your ticket to the Turf Club show (limit of 2 tickets per code) prior to when they become available to the public on March 24, 2017.
Purchase the Happy Hour Fun Raiser Package and join the band for a private party in the Clown Lounge before the show. This is limited to 50 spots! Get autographs & surreptitious selfies, AND be the first to preview the new album as they spin the newly mastered tracks exclusively for you!
Art is Vital. It takes Community. Thanks from The Suburbs family!!
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PHOTO: 2015 Jay Smiley
PHOTO: 2017 First Avenue
Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, but with more humor and rock scruff, The 'Burbs have been making their unique punk-pop-art-dance records and performing off and on ever since the ‘Mpls Sound’ heyday.
Founded in 1977, The Suburbs are recognized worldwide as among the original heroes of the "Minneapolis Sound”; a historic music era that saw the emergence of other bands like The Suicide Commandos, Prince, The Replacements and Husker Du.
Led now by original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling, original drummer Hugo Klaers, and longtime saxophonists Max Ray (also of The Wallets), they are augmented by a supergroup of newcomers: Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker on guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer on backup vocals, Rochelle Becker on Bari Sax and Stephen Kung on horns and keys.
With dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys" and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the recent Marriage Equality Anthem, "Love Is The Law”, The Suburbs could be forgiven for resting on their laurels. But the music and accolades keep on coming. Their last single "Turn The Radio On" was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune in 2013, and their brand new album “Hey Muse!” is already gathering what can only be described as a worthy buzz.
The Suburbs continue to entertain at the highest level and remain one of the most creative and vital bands out there today, honoring their past and blazing into the future. As The New Yorker magazine said about their latest ; “the ensemble maintains its quirky spunk and funky pop energy”, and we are proud that the music critic Chris Remenschneider tweeted after their last 1st Avenue show: “I didn't get to see @thesuburbsband Back in the Day™, but I see a lot of bands today & would rate em very high among em.”
Read more about The Suburbs in the following books:
1. Heyday, Daniel Corrigan and Danny Sigelman, find it here.
2. Complicated Fun, Cyn Collins, find it here.