Speaking of record store day, I just saw from Parasol distro in their email that they have a few releases in the works for presale for record store day. I don't know if these are going to actually make it into any stores physically or if it's just a thing they are doing? Anyway this one from Unbunny caught my eye, it's someone I've been meaning to check out.
I think I expected this to be more homemade, 4 track home stuff, but it's reminding me, probably because of the layered vocals, of Built to Spill their later stuff, or even straight up Neil Young. High vocals and that same clever, sad, storytelling, he's definitely a great lyricist. It borders on too specific sometimes, but I'm smiling, that's a good thing. Like 'REM Drummer' it's literally about being the drummer in REM, and how they weren't there for him when he needed them? Maybe he was at one point?
It's great these aren't available on anything else, that's a single for ya. I would pick this up if I saw it April 17th. He's playing at Death by Audio the day after.
Cellphone b/w Winning Streak *RSD* (PRE-ORDER: SALEABLE APRIL 17TH)
PS, US Parasol Records is celebrating Record Store Day (Saturday, April 17th) with a slew of limited singles. Unbunny offer up a two alt-version exclusives, the full band version of "Cellphone" and a slower, moodier version of "Winning Streak" (both songs will appear in different form on Unbunny's upcoming album Moon Food, available June 1st). Black wax in gold sleeves, limited to 300. Looks for more PLG/RSD singles by Common Loon, Cameron McGill & What Army, Mazes, Elsinore and New Ruins, all w/exclusive, non-album tracks.