Suno Deko


Suno Deko




Europe/UK, Australia, New Zealand, Asia






Suno Deko is the self-titled LP debut of poet and experimental-pop musician David Courtright. It is the story of the shifting dynamics of long-lasting love, of feeling like an outsider in your own body and the world, of fear and grace, of patience, of difficult choices, and of longing and vulnerability.
The record was written and hammered out on a relentless year of touring with Julie Byrne, which took the two of them across the continent twice over to just about every DIY space imaginable: a New Orleans puppetry theater, a geodesic dome in rural Missouri, a Veterans of Foreign Wars outpost in frigid Missoula, and dives, punk houses, basements, and everything else in between. It was a journey that deeply informed both of their current records, as well as the blossoming of a deep and lasting friendship between the two. The LP was recorded in Atlanta, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, and in a cabin at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia. Engineered primarily in Atlanta by Ben Price, Suno Deko features contributions from many of David’s friends in his music community, including Nicole Miglis and Zach Tetreault of Hundred Waters, who appear on Swan Song,” as well as Julie Byrne (“Alone with You”), Jake Falby of Mutual Benefit (“Falling In,” Altar,” and Swan Song”), and others. For the vocal recordings, David returned to the church he grew up in, St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Atlanta, which was always a vibrantly open and inclusive space for him growing up as a queer boy in the South. The sonic personality of that rich spiritual space, and the enthusiastic support of his openly gay rector, lend the recordings a distinctive richness and warmth. Suno Deko will be released on October 13 on Elestial Sound Records.




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“.a whirl of untamed bliss.” – Stereogum

“Perhaps what’s most vital about Suno Deko, however, is how immediately their beautiful new album (self-titled and released in October) permeates its very own, distinct spell. Evocative from the outset, it’s the kind of immersive and poignant record that will linger long in the hearts and minds of those lucky enough to discover it.” – Gold Flake Paint

Suno Deko – the moniker of NYC-based artist David Courtright – makes truly special music, a pastoral reverie pitched somewhere between Mutual Benefit and Sufjan Stevens.” – The Line of Best Fit



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