The Suburbs perform live in The Current's studios

The Suburbs - Turn The Radio On (Live on 89.3 The Current) (Nate Ryan)
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The Suburbs Perform in The Current Studio
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It's been 27 years since The Suburbs released an album of new material. Thanks to Kickstarter and a creative surge on the part of the band members, The Suburbs have just released a new album, Si Sauvage.

The Current's Steve Seel and Jill Riley sat down with the members of the Suburbs to talk about the new album and to explore the band's history; specifically, who or what brought the band together in the first place and the possible reasons for why they were never commercially successful.

The Suburbs also reflect on their Kickstarter campaign and fan support, the reasoning behind the album title, why they decided to get back together, and who those "dumbass kids" might be.

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    Beej with The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
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    Steve Brantseg plays with The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
  • the suburbs, horn section
    The Suburbs' horn section in the studios of The Current (Nate Ryan)
  • the suburbs, beej chaney, steve brantseg
    Steve Brantseg and Beej Chaney of The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
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    Hugo Klaers in the drum booth with The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
  • the suburbs, chan poling, sunglasses
    Chan Poling with The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
  • the suburbs, steve brantseg, effects pedals
    Steve Brantseg plays with The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)
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    Setlist from The Suburbs in the studios of The Current. (Nate Ryan)