Sunwatchers


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This instrumental combo from Brooklyn/Queens bombards audiences with absorbing, oblique breaths. Their sparse and sophisticated riffs lie at the chaotic intersection of punk, jazz, and psych. Their kinetic, dreamlike pieces are in constant metamorphosis, opening the cosmic gates, both inward and outward. Their first album, Sunwatchers, was released on the formidable Castle Face label by John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees, while their latest opus, “II” (Trouble In Mind Records), has critics raving.

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Remember that “mindblowing psychedelia from Thailand” YouTube video from five years ago, with the pan-generational band (Khun Narin), a hodgepodge of percussion, and a dude wailing on an electric, double-necked stringed instrument called a phin? It’s still a trip to watch. Now imagine those droning Thai folk melodies getting blasted through a motorik rhythm section and blown out by a saxophone — that’s the cosmic modus operandi of Sunwatchers.
— NPR
These songs map out great pyramids and deep buried labyrinths. They are massive. They are leviathans
— John Dwyer, Thee Oh Sees/Castle Face Records
Sunwatchers are nothing if not unusual. Relying heavily on saxophones, guitars and keys, this album mashes avant-jazz and punk tendencies where droning, repetition and improv sensibilities are simultaneously perplexing and engaging. Noisey, meticulous and beautifully chaotic (...)
— New Noise Magazine
But do not think that Sunwatchers is just another neo-kraut band, jamming endlessly on the same droning, repeated patterns and simple, danceable drumbeats. They are a leaf on one of the more cerebral branches of that family tree, hearkening back more to Amon Duul II than modernists like Wooden Shjips.
— Post-Trash

Landmark Shows

FESTIVALS:
CANADIAN MUSIC WEEK (2018)
DISTORSION PSYCH FEST (2018)
FME (2017)
TAVERNE TOUR (2017) 

OPENING ACTS:
MDOU MOCTAR (2017)
THE MESSTHETICS (ex-Fugazi) (2018)
EUGENE CHADBOURNE(2017)