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Emma H. Sundstrom

Emma Sun plays and listens to music in New York City, where she is a graduate student in cultural anthropology.  She grew up in Milwaukee, WI and graduated from Smith College in 2007.


Reviews

Sunday, June 10 2012

Split Cranium: Split Cranium

On the surface, Split Cranium is just one in a tired tradition of crust punk bands, but before tossing this record in the trash, give it another listen. Far from parroting of subgenre clichés, Split Cranium affectionately reinterprets them through an artist's lens.


Tuesday, May 29 2012

Young Hines: Give Me My Change

Young Hines can carry a tune and maybe even write one, but the remarkably unremarkable Give Me My Change just doesn't add up.


Thursday, May 17 2012

The Avengers: The Avengers

Formed in 1977, the Avengers were pioneers of West Coast punk. This phenomenal double-disc release of their classic recordings make these Avengers the real superheroes of the season.


Tuesday, May 15 2012

White Fence: Family Perfume Vol. 1 / Family Perfume Vol. 2

While Family Perfume treads familiar lo-fi psych-folk ground, it does it well, as well as anyone since the weird ramblings of Elephant 6’s Olivia Tremor Control and Apples in Stereo. Good melodies, weird noises, basement tape production – what’s not to love?


Thursday, May 10 2012

Bigg Juss: Machines That Make Civilization Fun

After a seven year interlude, Bigg Jus is back, as angry and as erudite as ever. Sputtering polyrhythms on the verge of chaos, Machines That Make Civilization Fun is a claustrophobic, paranoid soundtrack to suit the age of Occupy Wall Street and the Arab Spring.


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