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Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk on being the reluctant godfather of emo

At some point in the ’90s, Sunny Day Real Estate’s Jeremy Enigk received the label “The Godfather Of Emo.” It’s a moniker that has always seemed insufficient, if not solely for the obvious fact that Jeremy Enigk isn’t an emo musician, and Sunny Day Real Estate isn’t an emo band. If anything, it would be more accurate…

Grindcore Christmas albums pay tribute to music’s margins 25 seconds at a time

Grindcore made its first splash outside its insular bubble with Napalm Death’s 1987 debut, Scum, which includes the one-and-a-fraction-second song “You Suffer,” a favorite of iconic BBC DJ John Peel. The terse, brutal cuts on Scum set the tone for decades of extreme metal to come, and tense opener “Multinational…