Art Voice, Buffalo, NY - 7/8/04
By Mark Norris
The full, textured sound of Suran Song in Stag's latest CD, Kitty Igloo & The Plastic Stereo, attest to the talent of bassist William Weis and vocalist Suran Song. Aside from some great drumming, bass and voice are the sole elements propelling the songs most of the time.
Song draws on her background in experimental, visual art, and infuses its daring and drama into the band's indie-pop base. The influence of '80s new wave and college rock singers Siouxsie Sioux to Johnette Napolitano echos in Suran Song's melodies and inflection, as she clearly aims to bring urgency and intrigue back into pop music. The bass-heavy instrumental component of the band's sound is frantically informed by early art-punks like The Minutemen and Wire.
Suran Song in Stag is a band with something to say, and their independent, anti-corporate message packs extra potency at this point in history.