Rising Soul Outfit The Suffers Announce Self-titled Debut Album

Houston’s award-winning 10-piece ensemble, The Suffers are set to release their self-titled debut full length album on February 12, 2016. This year brought the band to new heights, as they played 150+ shows across North America and made their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman.

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Established in 2011, The Suffers’ lineup was curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly, who brought on trumpet player Jon Durbin, trombonist Michael Razo,guitarist Kevin Bernier, percussionist Jose “Chapy” Luna, and drummer/vocalist Nick Zamora. Jazz saxophonist Cory Wilson and guitarist/vocalist Alex Zamora filled out the rhythm section, while frontwoman Kam Franklin topped off the group with soaring vocals.

In a short time, the band has progressed from packing Houston venues to accepting invitations for featured performances at Hangout Music Festival, Pemberton Music Festival, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival, Landmark Music Festival, Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, LouFest, AmericanaFest, UTOPiAfest, SXSWFree Press Summer FestivalUntapped Festival, CMJ Music Marathon, and more. The Suffers have joined the ranks of Red Bull Sound Select and have remained a local favorite, accepting 20 Houston Press Music Awards in the last three years.

It’s hard to put just one label on The Suffers’ sound – the best way to describe them is feel good music, which combines elements of classic American soul intertwined with rock & roll. The band’s sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their debut Make Some Room EP, which officially released in January 2015. The Suffers have since garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene. Make Some Room can be streamed on Consequence of Sound.

With excitement towards the band’s debut full length album, Franklin explains: “We are so happy to finally be able to share this record with the world. It’s been a long time coming, and we hope everyone else enjoys it as much as we do.”

The Suffers are set to release their self-titled album on February 12, 2016.

Track Listing:

01. Make Some Room

02. Dutch

03. Midtown

04. Slow It Down

05. Gwan

06. Better

07. Peanuts

08. Good Day

09. Stay

10. Giver



CMJ Music Marathon 2015 Showcases:

Oct. 13 – New York, NY @ Pianos (Upstairs) | 2:40pm | Rhyme & Reason Showcase


Oct. 13 – New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (Stage 2) | 5pm | WFUV Showcase



Upcoming Shows:

10/8 – Greenville, SC @ Fall For Greenville Festival – Peace Center Amphitheater

10/9 – Silk Hope, NC @ Shakori Hills

10/10 – Charlotte, NC @ U.S. National Whitewater Center

10/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/15 – Evanston, IL @ SPACE

10/16 – Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar

10/17 – Birmingham, AL @ Cask & Drum

10/18 – Nashville, TN @ Musician’s Corner

10/24 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live w/ Lionel Richie

10/27 – Lexington, KY @ Breeder’s Cup Festival

10/28 – Chattanooga, TN – Revelry Room

10/31 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Fest

11/6 – Los Angeles, CA @ Mack Senett Studios – Red Bull’s 30 Days in LA w/ Chromeo

12/31 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues


For further information on The Suffers’ & to pre-order the album, please visit: www.ilovethesuffers.com.



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