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Although their official bio may label them as pop/rock, The Suzan is truly one of those bands that defy categorization. Incorporating elements of pop, punk, jazz, soul, surf and dance into a hybrid blend all their own, listening to The Suzan is definitely an exercise in eclecticism. The all-female band was formed in 2004 by sisters Rie and Saori in their hometown of Tokyo. After adding schoolyard friends Ikue and Nico to the lineup, the band soon released their debut EP, Suzan Kingdom. The Suzan began relentlessly touring throughout Europe, rapidly building a rabid fanbase. 2007 saw the release of their debut full-length, Suzan Galaxy, which garnered the girls further acclaim and recognition.
Based on the strength of their first 2 releases — and their irresistible charm — The Suzan was able to acquire the producing talents of Bjorn Yttling, of Peter Bjorn & John fame, via a Myspace message. The resulting album, Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat, was quickly picked up by indie label Fool’s Gold Records for world-wide release. In 2011 the girls relocated to New York, where they have been touring and playing locally with the likes of Chromeo, Peter Bjorn & John, Titus Andronicus, Datarock, and Zambri ever since.
With both a documentary film and a new album slated for release in 2013, The Suzan is set for an exciting and busy year. Be sure to catch them at the Stopover!