Hundred Suns

Hundred Suns

Fox Lake, Samsara (CO), Too Many Humans

Wed Aug 16 2017

7:00 pm

$5.00 - $12.00

This event is all ages

Hundred Suns
A conversation between subterranean dirt and electrified sky; an invocation of the dueling destructive forces of blazing fire and icy frost; Hundred Suns make music cinematic in scope, haunting in presence, and disruptive in its moody upheaval.

Like the power harnessed by the imaginative connotation evoked in their moniker, Hundred Suns offer an ambitious exploration of storytelling, introspective adventure, and atmospheric majesty, crushing in its depth and beautiful in its steady execution.

Hundred Suns drown themselves in doomy groove, bass driven power, loud guitars, and surreal sonic tribalism, with reverent worship of classic darkly romantic alt-rock bands, the scorching intensity of underground music, and the melodic clarity of the more uncompromising radio trailblazers of decades past. Deftones, A Perfect Circle, and even Chevelle are reference points, distant cousins even. But Hundred Suns boast disparate elements from post-grunge to the mind-expanding meditative epics churned out by critical darling progressive rock in equal measure, fused into something freshly unique. Hundred Suns sounds both familiar and groundbreaking.

The trio responsible for Hundred Suns is no stranger to making music, of course, celebrating the heavier extremes of the art form with angst-fueled anthems around the world, in their respective projects, both past and present. But vocalist and lyricist

Cory Brandan (Norma Jean), powerhouse drummer Ryan Leger (ex-Every Time I Die), and principal songwriter/guitarist Chris LeMasters (ex-Dead & Divine) unlock grand mysteries with emotional resonance as Hundred Suns, as evidenced all over their immersive and diverse debut album for New Damage Records, The Prestaliis. Hundred Suns is the convergence of darkness, intention, and emotion, summoning an enrapturing dreamscape of haunting songs that are multilayered yet delivered with urgent immediacy. Tastemaker media outlets like Revolver, Alternative Press, and BBC1 with Daniel Carter have already taken notice. The response from fans is no less exciting, with a crowd-funded campaign that easily surpassed its initial goal.

LeMasters assembled a massive stockpile of songs with Brandan’s voice and sensibilities in mind after the duo got to know each other sharing a bus together while touring across Europe. As soon as the singer heard what would become “Fractional,” he raced to his home recording setup to lay down ideas. Those early inspirations tracked as preproduction demos survived to the finished versions of many songs. Early adopters quickly embraced both “Fractional” and “Bedburner.”

Armed with the support of campaign backers, Hundred Suns conjured their lush debut full-length, together with producer/engineer Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific), vocal engineer/producer Jeremy SH Griffith (Norma Jean, Underoath), and producer/mixer (and Saosin guitarist) Beau Burchell (Blaqk Audio, The Bronx).

Bookended by “The Prestaliis I” and “The Prestaliis II,” the album stays anchored in darker sensibilities while abandoning any boundaries or preconceived notions about subject matter, painting vivid mental imagery within its nuanced songbook. The tracks delve into adult themes without the constraints of literal truth, navigating between different points of view in search of broader stories and esoteric expansion.

The Prestaliis explores catastrophe, elemental power, primitive anxieties, and complex struggles within songs that are straightforward and structured, free and invigorating, yet deceptively focused on details. Hundred Suns meditates on the unspoken sentiments that hang in the air, the conversations that often are never had, yet exist on the tip of the tongue for so many that often feel the same conflict.

Multidimensional stories intersect with colorfully vibrant music, shrouded and cloaked in introspective fog ‘though they may be. Hundred Suns is an invitation to artistic indulgence, to creative alchemy, and to drink in each shared experience.

“Time scrapes by,” bellows Brandan. “Look to the sky and open your mouth.”
Fox Lake
Shane, Zach, Neil, and Ben whine about stuff, and play riffs sometimes.

Music from Winnipeg, MB
Samsara (CO)
Samsara is a group of dedicated, ambitious, and creative musicians who aim to show the world melodic yet widely energetic peaks into experiences that have been transformed into music.
Too Many Humans
What began decades ago with two brothers living in Florida, a childhood of musical chemistry and a dream to do something bigger, has turned into the four piece weapon of hard charging indie rock music that is now Denver, Colorado’s own Too Many Humans. Having completed their incredibly well received and reviewed full length album “Who’s In Charge Here” in 2016, then rounding out the two missing pieces for the four piece they envisioned, the band is standing on the edge of musical possibility. This is a revival of original high energy, melodic, thoughtful, mathy rock songs that draw influence from classic blues, metal and punk through today’s experimental, alternative and even some electronic. With more studio time already booked for 2017, a rare and obviously hungry/DIY attitude, a live show that leaves everyone exhausted and wanting more, some recent momentum with regular radio play, and a couple of videos that manage to capture the energy of what these songs hold; there’s no telling where these guys are going next…
Venue Information:
Moon Room
1902 Blake St.
Denver, CO, 80202