Electronic Press Kit


Chan Poling


SUMMERTIME is "a dreamy dance-pop whirl" - Jon Bream/Mpls Star Tribune

"SUMMERTIME is "perfect for the moment we’re living in this spring – capturing the chaos and the hope of 2021, and sonically on point – another future classic for Chan Poling and the band.” - Jim McGuinn/Program Director, 89.3 The Current

“We all need hope, and the new Suburb’s single “SUMMERTIME” couldn’t have come at a better time! As we’re coming out of the dark days of the pandemic into a season of splendor, the melancholy of the verses gives way to a triumphant fist-pumping chorus of joy and optimism. And damn, that feels good!” - DJ Kevin Cole/KEXP Radio/Seattle

”SUMMERTIME” is my favorite of late, I play this over and over again ... The beginning of the song is downright euphoric! A June release? Just in time for this to become a Summer Smash!” - Peter Jesperson/A&R Legend, founder TwinTone Records/Former VP A&R/New West Records



Press about The Suburbs




The Suburbs, 2021.


PHOTO: Paul Lundgren


 PHOTO: Brian Grenz, 2017 First Avenue (February)


PHOTO: Jimmy Steinfeldt, 2018 Whisky A Go Go (September)


Often described as a Midwest Roxy Music, 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.

Voted among the "100 Most Influential Minnesota Musical Entities of the Twentieth Century" by The Minneapolis Star Tribune, with dance-club hits like “Waiting” and ”Music for Boys", and radio hits like ”Life Is Like”, “Rattle My Bones”, and the 2013 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. "Turn The Radio On" from their 2013 album “Si Sauvage” was voted "Song Of The Year" by a poll of local music critics in the Mpls Star Tribune, and The New Yorker magazine, praising their last release “Hey Muse!”, wrote; “The ensemble maintains its quirky spunk and funky pop energy”.

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.


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 

Learn more about Chan Poling.



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