Tunabunny’s fifth album PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr is out June 23rd via Happy Happy Birthday to Me.
Have you ever considered what Velvet Underground would sound like if they had been born in the college town of Athens, Georgia instead of the seedy metropolis of New York? Tunabunny are the answer to that question.
Since forming in 2008, and over the course of five albums, they have crafted a druggy and hazy sound. It’s a sound that is imbued with a swampy scuzz that lends their music a wonderful murk that is clearly evident on latest single ‘Magic January’. Distinctly broken into the two sections, the opening of the song is restrained, but tense showcasing their minimal and hypnotic approach.
Half way through the song, this restraint simply peters out into brief silence before a much more forceful and aggressive approach rears its head. The result is a short, but fascinating, exploration of the power of dynamics and the element of surprise.
“Crippling Depression: the first part’s told from the perspective of the afflicted, the second from a journalist trying to piece together what became of the afflicted,” says Tunabunny as elaboration on the meaning of the track. It will appear on their sprawling upcoming album PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. Consisting of 28 tracks over the course of 78 minutes, the set sees the group at their most creatively ambitious. Presented as a song by song response to The Beatles’ White Album, it is at once exploratory and approachable. Touching on themes of surveillance, motherhood, nature, and a lot lot more, the record is a watershed moment for a band really hitting their peak.
Pre’order PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr via Happy Happy Birthday to Me Records.
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