Susie Asado started in February 2007. I was terrified of performing by myself, or revealing what a lousy musician I am without my brother next to me making everything sound good. So I challenged myself to do something on my own. Two fellow women musicians: Skirt and Music for your Heart invited me to do a show with them at Antje Öklesund in Berlin and it seemed like a good opportunity to make a fool of myself. To make sure that I would go through the night unscathed I dressed up as Susie Asado.
That is how it started and I am lucky to say that Susie Asado has grown into a family. I’ve been very lucky to get to collaborate and travel with some amazing musicians: Tomi Simatupang, Jason Levis, Marko Hefele, Mathias Kom, Kim Barlow, Ariel Sharratt, Alicja Adamczyk and Noel Rademacher.
In 2008 the German label lolila released our debut album “Hello Antenna” It is about geography and love, about mothers and Mexico, about border patrol and borders and yes antenna. It is about listening to the universe, picking up on radio and sound waves, on stories and voices. And it is a calling out, a hello to the world to see if anyone is listening. Veronika Samartseva and Anna Bergmann made a beautiful music video for the title track. Click on VIDEOS.
In December 2011 KOOKmusic released our 2nd album “Traffic Island”. We had a wonderful tour with the Canadian band Spring Breakup following the release. There are lots of stories about the tour on the blog. So many adventures and wonderful places we have gotten to go since then. And because things keep moving along, our album “Onward Aeropuerto” was released on KOOKmusic on October 11th of 2013. There was a tour in October and November of that very year and there will be more shows in 2014. February dates and May dates and who knows what else is in the stars. If we don’t have a show in your part of the world, if you would like to change our and your future, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org or write our wonderful booker Sebastian Hoffmann at Paper and Iron Booking email@example.com and we will do our best to come visit and sing you songs la la la . . .