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Ssion performing at Fun Fun Fun Fest in November 2009.
Background information
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Labels Version City, Sleazetone

SSION, (pronounced "shun") is a musical group formed in 1996, in Kansas City, by vocalist Cody Critcheloe.[1] Known for their extravagant live show, Ssion was signed to Sleazetone Records in 2008.

In 2003 Ssion made their label debut in 2003, releasing the EP “Minor Treat” and the album “Opportunity Bless My Soul” on Version City Records. In 2007 the group released their album “Fools Gold” accompanied with “Clown”, a remix EP. It was then followed by a full-length feature film, titled BOY made up of music videos strung together to produce the gay, punk rock equivalent of Forrest Gump.


2011 Bent, Self Released
2009 Ah Ma Remixes EP, Sleazetone Records
2008 Street Jizz 12” Single & Remixes, Sleazetone Records
2007 Clown 12” Single & Remixes, Sleazetone Records
2007 "Bullshit" included on First Blood compilation on OxBlood Records
Fools Gold, Sleazetone
2006 Street Jizzed EP, Self-Released CD-R
2005 Glory Wound, Self-Released CD-R
World’s Worth 7”, Sound Virus Records
2003 Opportunity Bless My Soul, Version City Records
Minor Treat EP, Version City Records
2001 I Don’t Want New Wave & I Don’t Want The Truth, Self-Released CD-R
1999 Fucked Into Oblivion, self-released cassette


2012 SSION went on tour with House of Ladosha
2009 SSION supporting Gossip, Fall European Tour
SSION supporting Fischerspooner, Spring/Summer US Tour
Co-Host for Gossip’s Music For Men Record Release Party, London, England
2008 Vice Magazine Blog Correspondent 2008- Ongoing
Deitch Projects Holiday Party, Santos Part House, New York, NY
SSION supporting CSS, September and November US Tours
2004 tour with yeah yeah yeahs

Video Productions[edit]

2014 Perfume Genius, Queen, Music Video, Director
2011 MNDR, #1 in Heaven, Music Video, Director
2011 Santigold, Big Mouth, Music Video, Director
2011 CSS, City Grrrl, Music Video, Director
2010 Peaches, Billionaire, Music Video, Director
2009 Gossip, Music for Men Infomercial, Director
2008 Tilly and the Wall, Beat Control, Music Video, Director
2006 Scream Club & Electrosexual, I’m Going Crazy,[2] Music Video, Director
2005 Liars, There’s Always Room on the Broom, Music Video, Director