SUN CHILDREN SUN: Self-titled: 7” EP

Sep 19, 2013

If the disguised, cigarette-smoking, milk-drinking, scythe-bearing Hello Kitty caricatures on the front and back cover aren’t enough to grab your attention, the song titles just might: “SOKA & All Religions Are Cunts,” “Anti Pizza Price” and “La Banba,” (which may or may not be purposely mistranslated—who knows really?). This Japanese band is all over the place, fusing punk, with bits of reggae, jazz, surf, and funk. It sounds like a mess, but for combining such disparate sounds, Sun Children Sun seems to make it work… sort of.

 –Nicole Macias (SPHC / More Noize)