Video Premiere:

Sun June

“Monster Moon”


words by tom johnson

Though I’ve tried a few times, there’s an intangible magic to the work of Sun June that makes it incredibly difficult to capture in words. Like a drifting sense of longing found buried in the heat of summer, Laura Colwell’s voice has the ability to not only glow but linger; a fleeting memory half-remembered, a dream you can’t pinpoint, always slightly out-of-step with the world.

2018’s Years LP remains a genuine classic of recent years, a tender country-pop record that resonates just as wholeheartedly to this day. That album was followed up with a new EP, Younger, released once again by the excellent Keeled Scales label earlier this year.

And it’s from said EP that Sun June’s brand new video is lifted from, with the striking visuals for “Monster Moon” released here on GFP today. As captivating as the song itself, the video was directed by Laura Colwell herself alongside Stephen Salisbury and makes for an alluring, magnetising three-minutes. Here’s what they had to say about it:

Monster Moon is all about being a bad person. It’s about realizing you treated someone poorly because you thought you could get away with it. The video takes that idea to the extreme and follows someone trying to get away with murder. It moves from foggy pine groves to city dance floors, and focuses on the exhilaration of the moment and not the coming guilt. By the end, as “I’m a monster” repeats, light fades on and off faces in the dark. They’re either victims or fellow monsters, haunting you either way.

We shot in Austin and at Bastrop State Park, where damage from a forest fire is still present. Sadly, we felt it was a nice way to illustrate how the past stays with you. Just to be clear, we’ve never murdered anyone.

Released today, ahead of a huge run of shows alongside Fruit Bats, firstly, and then the inimitable Lucy Dacus and Liza Anne, Monster Moon is a timely reminder of a very special band making very special music. Check out the video and tour dates below, and find out more about the band right here.


Live Dates:

09.17 Lubbock, TX @ Studio C

09.18 Albuquerque, NM @ Tractor Brewery

with Fruit Bats:
09.20 Salt Lake City, UT @ State Room 
09.21 Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre 
09.22 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater 
09.23 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 
*09.24 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (*no Fruit Bats)
09.25 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar 
09.26 Oklahoma City, OK @ Pony Boy 
09.27 Houston, TX @ Satellite Lounge 
09.28 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada 
09.29 Austin, TX @ 3Ten 

with Lucy Dacus & Liza Anne:
10.09 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall 
10.10 Chicago, IL @ Park West 
10.11 Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre 
10.12 Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center 
10.14 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown 
10.16 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto 
10.17 Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge 
10.18 Boise, ID @ The Olympic 
10.19 Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett 
10.21 Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
10.22 Seattle, WA @ Neumos 
10.23 Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater 
10.25 San Francisco, CA @ August Hall 
10.26 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom 
10.28 Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern 
10.29 Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom 
11.01 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre 
11.04 St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall 
11.05 Cincinnati, OH @ The Woodward Theater 
11.06 Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center / Calvin College



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