Blues, dirty rock and roll, thrown in a folk blender with just the right amount of spit and shine and you’ve got the debut album, Northern Lies, by Toronto’s Sun K. Out March 10th on MapleMusic Recordings, the album (available for pre-order now on iTunes - http://bit.ly/1AgcYx1) features first single, piano-driven rave-up New York City Blues. Fans can stream the track now on Soundcloud and Spotify. It will also be available as an instant grat with the pre-order.
Produced by Cone McCaslin, whose credits also include The Strumbellas and Operation MD, and mixed by Gus Van Go and Werner F, the eight songs that make up Northern Lies will be the first statement from a band eager to make its mark straight out of the gate. Sun K will celebrate the release with a hometown residency at The Dakota, followed by dates in Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes, before setting off on a full Western Canada tour (see TOUR section).
While Sun K’s line-up is sonically dynamic – keyboardist Stuart Retallack also playshorns, and guitarist Kevin Michael Butler is equally adept at fiddle, complementing the rhythm section of bassist JuHang Sin and drummer Aaron Bravener – the band’s vision is in large measure conveyed by front man Kristian Montano. With a voice that simultaneously channels Lou Reed and Julian Casablancas, combined with guitar chops honed directly through the Neil Young songbook, there seems nothing else Montano was better suited to be than a band leader.
Get ready for Sun K to bring some seriously raucous rock n’ roll this winter!