Digital Music, Reunions — August 15, 2013 at 8:40 am

Premiere: The Suburbs, ‘Dumbass Kids’ — off ‘Si Sauvage,’ first new album in 27 years

The Suburbs

With their Kickstarter campaign beating its target by nearly $10,000, beloved Minneapolis New Wave rockers The Suburbs later this month will release their first new album in 27 years — and we here at Slicing Up Eyeballs are thrilled to premiere “Dumbass Kids,” a wry mid-tempo number that’s one of the highlights of the forthcoming Si Sauvage.

The 2013 incarnation of The Suburbs features original members Chan Poling (vocals, keyboards), Beej Chaney (guitar, vocals) and Hugo Klaers (drums, vocals), plus Max Ray and Rochelle Becker on saxophone, Steve Brantseg on guitar, Steve Price on bass and Stephen Kung on trumpet. Original guitarist Bruce Allen died in 2009, while bassist Michael Halliday is retired.

The 10-track Si Sauvage, the band’s follow-up to 1986′s The Suburbs, is due out Aug. 27.

Exactly a month later, the band will perform, on Sept. 27, at the Mercury Lounge in New York City; more U.S. dates are expected to be announced soon.

Below, check out the new track:







  1. Very clean moves along kinda deeply ironic becuz the Burbs smoked weed and chased boys and girls. Or so I heard.

  2. Has a Leonard Cohen feel to it.

  3. That album cover is amazing.

  4. Roxy Music wants it’s cover back.

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