J.E. Sunde

Album Title: Shapes That Kiss The Lips of God
Record Label: Cartouche Records
Review by John Noyd
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J.E. Sunde - Shapes That Kiss The Lips of GodJ.E. Sunde - Shapes That Kiss The Lips of God

While logging time with The Daredevil Christopher Wright, Sunde accumulated songs that didn’t quite fit the band, so when TDCW took an extended break, the savvy song-writer broke out the tunes for a solo debut that balances the sweet story-telling zeal of his former band along with some adorable detours into curvy pop-rock back-roads. Populated in conjoined haikus cruising through arcane trains of floppy thoughts and meandering melodies suited to unassuming troubadours, “Shapes,” traipse in casual wonder and curious, sun-drenched transcendence whose upbeat volleys rally around lop-sided delights, presenting jazzy ballads in tranquil resilience and wobbly waltzes hobbled in breezy conceits. Touring with fellow Wisconsinites Phox, Sunde plays Milwaukee’s Turner Hall August 6th and sold-out shows in Madison’s High Noon Saloon August 7th and 8th.

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