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Sunn Trio

by Sunn Trio

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Numbered Sky Lantern Records edition of the album with exclusive art inserts, a fold-out 11x17 paper poster designed by Nik Rayne, and cardstock record covers hand-printed by the band. Note that record covers come in assorted random letter configurations!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Sunn Trio via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Following up last year's ultra limited Sky Lantern tape "Live at the Double Nickels Collective" comes the debut studio album from Phoenix, Arizona weirdos Sunn Trio. Loosely captained by guitarist and saxophonist "Smokey" Joel Robinson, the band has been tearing up the sun-baked pavement of their desert valley home with an off-kilter masala of funk, free jazz, psychedelia, post-punk, and post-Bishop-brothers Arabic inflections.

Whereas their previous two cassette-only releases emphasized the fractured New Thing-does-Jack Johnson grooves bubbling beneath the ensemble's attack, this new batch of recordings cranks up the amplifiers and brings Robinson's kaleidoscopic guitar shred into the forefront, drawing in all corners of the American musical underground into a unique and dense whole that transcends both place and time. If this is desert music, it's global desert music - the sound of sandstorms blown from the Sonoran to the Sahara and back again.

This record is a limited edition co-release between the band and Sky Lantern Records, with the hand-numbered SLR version presented here containing exclusive inserts and paraphernalia.


released June 23, 2017

Joel Robinson: electric guitar, baritone guitar, hulusi, percussion
Chris del Favero: bass, electric guitar, flute, percussion
Jeremy Lentz: drums, percussion
Jessie Demaree: clarinet, percussion
Max Greenwald: guitar
Zack Parker: lap steel, soprano saxophone
Isaac Parker: bass, keyboards
Elliot Fox: tenor saxophone
Torry McDannad: trumpet
Spencer Hawley: percussion
Sam Plattner: engineering, computers, funny business

Sleeve artwork by Joel Robinson and Allison George, with insert artwork by Emily Harrington and Nik Rayne



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Sunn Trio Phoenix, Arizona

"There's a woozy, heatstroke feel to the band's innovative blend of surf rock, free jazz, mystical drone, and world music. Consistently recording and releasing material via self-distributed cassettes, the Trio's sound mutates in concert, with fantastic flurries of distorted guitars butting up against mantric psychedelic saxophone runs and looping bass." - Jason Patrick Woodbury ... more


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