A Million Billion Dying Suns - Strawberry Letter

A Million Billion Dying Suns recently released their “transcendental” take on the classic Shuggie Otis track “Strawbery Letter 23”. Recorded as yet another product of the Converse Rubber Tracks sessions at Different Fur, AMBDS chose this particular song as a tribute to their late manager Steve Brodsky. “He had it in his list of songs that he was sharing with us through his online updates, and we ended up taking those songs and learning all of them for the

[Steve Brodsky tribute] show,” explains Nate Mercereau of AMBDS. “It’s one of my favorite songs in general, and Shuggie is a huge inspiration to me, but we wouldn’t have done this song if it weren’t for Steve.” I’m glad they did – the track is barely recognizable as the original until the distinctive outro, with loud drums and distorted guitars dominating throughout.

A Million Billion Dying Suns will be performing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum for their “Beyond Belief Members’ Party”. You have to be a member of the CJM or SFMOMA to get in, but it’s free for all members. Check out their cover of “Strawberry Letter 23” and show details below.

A Million Billion Dying Suns, The Seshen
Contemporary Jewish Museum
June 27, 2013
9pm, Free for CJM or SFMOMA members only