Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Unbunny - Record Store Day single on Parasol

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?
I'm clueless.
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.


  1. japanther7:09 PM

    A few years back, I fell in love with an unbunny song that had lyrics like "grab your pitchforks and torches / its time to burn this town..." I put it on like 20 mix cd's for people, but I can't remember the name of the song now (HDD crashed...) But I found myself overall bored by most of his songs. But he was right the fuck on when he was on. You know what I mean?

  2. That's what it sounds like...one track on the myspace was great, those unsubtle lyrics were perfect...but then that REM drummer might get old....He's a mixtape artist for sure.

  3. japanther9:07 PM

    Yeah, good call.