I just heard a few tracks on a Narnack comp and was floored.
― Raymond Cummings (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 29 November 2004 12:50 (8 years ago) Permalink
($14 for 4 cds at my local)
― el sabor de gene (yournullfame), Monday, 29 November 2004 12:56 (8 years ago) Permalink
ilx bunnybrains connections to thread!m.
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― scott seward (scott seward), Wednesday, 19 January 2005 01:09 (8 years ago) Permalink
> # ARTIST Recording> 1 BUNNY BRAINS Box The Bunny> 2 ELECTRIC WIZARD We Live> 3 SLAPP HAPPY/HENRY COW Desperate Straights> 4 HALF JAPANESE Loud And Horrible> 5 ONEIDA Nice./Splittin'> Peaches> 6 JOSEPHINE FOSTER AND THE SUPPOSED All The Leaves> Are Gone> 7 VERTONEN Return Of The> Interrobang> 8 CIRCLE Guillotine> 9 STEREO TOTAL Do The Bambi> 10 JAN DUKES DE GREY Mice And Rats In> The Loft> 11 ISIS Panopticon> 12 BEAKERS Four Steps Toward A> Cultural > Revolution> 13 COACHWHIPS Peanut Butter And> Jelly Live At The> Ginger Minge> 14 HALA STRANA Fielding> 15 THE EX Turn> 16 SWEET AND HONEY Live At Your Cosmic> Mind> 17 ORGAN Grab That Gun> 18 LOST SOUNDS Lost Sounds> 19 SHOWDOWN AT THE EQUATOR Character Study> 20 TYRADES On Your Video> [7-inch]> 21 MOB STEREO Too Young To Go> Steady> 22 CARLA BOZULICH Red Headed Stranger> 23 TURING MACHINE Zwei> 24 DEAD TEXAN The Dead Texan> 25 KRUNCHIES Interrobang> 26 PREFECTS Amateur Wankers> 27 VIRGIN PRUNES Heresie> 28 WOLF EYES Burned Mind> 29 HOLLY GOLIGHTLY Slowly But Surely> 30 FUR CUPS FOR TEETH Allergic To Fur> [EP]>
― scott seward (scott seward), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:54 (8 years ago) Permalink
― he does guitar with his mouth lmao mint (ex machina), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 00:28 (8 years ago) Permalink
― blackmail.is.my.life (blackmail.is.my.life), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 12:31 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Christopher Costello (CGC), Tuesday, 6 December 2005 04:32 (7 years ago) Permalink
for yur calendars
― danbunny, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 12:43 (5 years ago) Permalink
Sweet! I'll try to go to that, if I'm not working. I've wanted to see you guys live.
― jonathan - stl, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 15:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
thats supposedly a good theatre space too
― danbunny, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 00:43 (5 years ago) Permalink
my friend said that the show dan played in bushwick a couple of weeks ago was party of the month.
― t. weiss, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 20:40 (5 years ago) Permalink
it was great to play w ryan trecartin and lizzie fitch an th experimental people crew..we want to do some more w them soon.
― danbunny, Thursday, 1 May 2008 23:06 (5 years ago) Permalink
yah, those xppl/bobo kids rule.
― t. weiss, Thursday, 1 May 2008 23:19 (5 years ago) Permalink
may 9th st marks church show
Friday, May 9, 2008
St Marks Church
2nd Avenue at 10th St
New York City, New York
May 8, 2008: 10 p.m. – May 11, 2008: 1 a.m.
St. Mark's Church
131 E. 10th St.
Noise! is a sound performance festival started in 2005. free103point9 curates for the second year. Each year the "Incubator" program at Ontological Theater hosts a Noise! festival, a three-night multi-arts event designed to promote interest in new forms of sound art. The festival will feature short compositions and performances by established and emerging artists. Each evening opens with a Radio 4x4 as the audience enters the theater. Radio 4x4 is a free103point9 collaborative radio transmission performance. Four simultaneous audio performances are separately sent through FM transmitters to radios positioned throughout a performance space. Each radio receives only one of the signals, so that the audience becomes an active collaborator in the performance, "mixing" the audio feeds by moving about the space among the four signals. Other artists will perform each evening. Tianna Kennedy, Tom Roe, and Damian Catera will curate each evening.
Thursday, May 8
Curated by Tianna Kennedy
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Tianna Kennedy + Mark Anderson + Jordi Wheeler + Tyler Nolan
Lith (Jordi Wheeler)
Diamond Terrifier (featuring Sam Hillmer from the Zs)
Dome Theater (Forrest Gillespie directing "Fucked for Real")
Friday, May 9
Curated by Tom Roe
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Giancarlo Bracchi + Tom Roe + Slink Moss + Michael Garafalo.
Michael Garafalo (Latitude/Longitude)
Saturday, May 10
Opens with Radio 4x4 with Damian Catera + () + Tom Roe + John Baird
Curated by Damian Catera
― danbunny, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 17:53 (5 years ago) Permalink
footage from th other nite
― danbunny, Monday, 19 May 2008 21:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
heres th full audiokxs from th ny show..hpoorayhhhsssxxx?
― danbunny, Wednesday, 21 May 2008 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
playin june 6th W Gary Wilson
― danbunny, Friday, 23 May 2008 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
not playing june 6th w grry wilsun
― danbunny, Thursday, 5 June 2008 21:07 (5 years ago) Permalink
― W i l l, Thursday, 5 June 2008 21:42 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Rain . . . spain . . . bunnybrains!"
― If Timi Yuro would be still alive, most other singers could shut up, Friday, 6 June 2008 00:05 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Because you, our friends, are our primary audience here at voreblog, we want to give you a primer of sorts on the kinds of terms you might hear us toss around when we stop by unannounced to watch something on your hi-def TV or play your Wii or borrow some of your mulch for our flower beds. Because nobody likes to feel out of the loop when it comes to knowing the lingo, and the last thing we want is to alienate you, our friends. You can also amuse us by sprinkling these catchphrases into conversation with us. We’ll smile and nod and exchange that appreciative look that says, “We’re not just friends, we’re blog friends!”
“Bunny Brains.” To be obliviously unhinged. As in, “She’s gone completely Bunny Brains.” Refers, not favorably, to the Hudson, New York-based band that we had the misfortune of seeing before a Devendra Banhart show at Exit/In in Nashville. While the band’s MySpace page would like you to believe its music is best categorized as “Experimental/Rock/Other,” this is presumably because MySpace didn’t have a category for “Contemptible/Nauseating/Migraine-Inducing.” A prerequisite for forming a band, much less one that opens for Devendra Banhart, is that you can produce music. As in, notes that form melodies that create something loosely called a song. Bunny Brains failed at this on every level. And yet, when we watched them, we noticed a particular independent record store employee — hipster of hipsters in Nashville — in the crowd, eyes closed, nodding her head in a manner that suggested she was hearing the sound on some higher wavelength than the rest of us music plebeians, and that she alone in that venue did not want to kill herself at that very moment, but might in fact even be enjoying the show. Sometimes the cool kids are just too cool."
― danbunny, Thursday, 3 July 2008 12:27 (4 years ago) Permalink
I've never understood the term "too cool for the room" - just come out an say you're intolerant of other people's taste.
On another note, I passed on the bunny brains box yesterday in the village because it was unfamiliar to me. However, it did hold my attention until I noticed Africa Scream Contest and put it down. Should I go back for it this afternoon. Danbunny, I know what you're gonna say, so, anyone else?
― Kublakhan61, Thursday, 3 July 2008 12:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
i dont own it myself,and have communication problems with those that released it,i usually buy my stuff back on ebay and give it away to friends..
― danbunny, Thursday, 3 July 2008 13:14 (4 years ago) Permalink
Is it the Bunny Brains or the Bunnybrains? A question that's been nagging me for a while now.
― Reatards Unite, Thursday, 3 July 2008 15:26 (4 years ago) Permalink
Obv Dan can answer this properly, but the record I've got has a space in the band name, i.e. Bunny Brains.
― Colonel Poo, Thursday, 3 July 2008 15:51 (4 years ago) Permalink
I actually wrote about an old Bunny Brains 45 here, just a couple weeks ago!:
― xhuxk, Thursday, 3 July 2008 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink
"Is it the Bunny Brains or the Bunnybrains? A question that's been nagging me for a while now.
-- Reatards Unite, Thursday, July 3, 2008 3:26 PM (3 hours ago)"
its bunnybrains or the bunnybrains or bunny brains..we released alot of stuff w a space and stuff w no space..on lastfm for instance there are 3 entries.which if i had time i would moderate or sumthin.as long as u say it with flair...our old guitarist gave away bXnnybrains.com,unwisely,,so i took thebunxybrains.com as a consolation..thnxx for th words chuck i love yur blog
― danbunny, Thursday, 3 July 2008 18:49 (4 years ago) Permalink
Please don't destroy me for being so non ITK.
I downloaded some Bunnybrains stuff the other day- possibly illegally -and it's been cracking me up since.
'Art Carlson' is the song. It cracks me up.It's fucking hilarious. The 'singer' sounds Limey? Is this the 'correct' BB?
Maybe Scott on here can elucidate and possibly point me in the right direction of more?
― Fer Ark, Thursday, 31 July 2008 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
elucidation is yurs
― danbunny, Friday, 1 August 2008 11:56 (4 years ago) Permalink
heres some footage from last sunday afternoonhttp://thebunnybrains.blogspot.com/2008/09/south-sweet-skreeport.html
and on a side note gmail me yur address if u write and ill send th new cd to you for reviewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwpooooooooooooooooo
thebunnybrains @ g mail.com
― danbunny, Friday, 12 September 2008 02:07 (4 years ago) Permalink
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE_IN STORES OCT 1 2008..BUNNYBRAINS-WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU CAN SAVE YOURSELF(FROM YOURSELF)PRESS/PROMO INQUIRIES 518 632 4273 OR THEBUNNYBRAINS @ GMAIL.COM
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"I suspect that I've come to an end of a way of working with this record," Mr. Bunny told
the late Oriana Fallaci in a 2005 interview published in Corriere della Sera. "Death by
Blowjob is like space travel in the sense of mirrored exploration ("grammes chinois"),
whereas Holiday Massacre '98 is sea travel in the sense of putting oneself into a tea
ceremony and allowing oneself to cover one's ass."
The choice wasn't a difficult one; the Bunnies had long considered covering Gregorio
Allegri's classic 1620's motet Miserere mei, Deus, having always preferred the Roman
School to the obtrusive madrigals of Monteverdi and his dung-eating ilk.
With a title seemingly cannibalized from the antithetical repertoires of Dave Walker and
Haruli Murakami (Walker: "Hello My Big Big Honey!" Love Letters to Bangkok Bar Girls and
Their Revealing Interviews, Murakami: Sputnik Sweetheart), "Hello Sweetheart" would prove
to be an echo of Side Two of the Bunny Magick LP, rendering rumors of dissolution otiose.
"They drank in the darkness and the wind," recalled La Persona. If the alien flash and
indifferent filigree of the Bunnybrains' stage presentation had been a stumbling block
for them in Chemnitz, the group certainly weren't about to alter it.
What Makes You Think You Can Save Yourself (From Yourself) was created over ten days in
March 2008 at a cost of 40,645 South African rand. Frank Farian was again in place as
producer, this time overseeing the entire album. Reflecting on the marathon recording
sessions at Johannesburg's Play Play studio complex, Farian was philosophical: Obviously,
these things happen. It's nothing rare. It happens in every band... Ross was so upset
when we did "Don't Fuck the Tiger," about Mikey's nap treatments, that there was a
tension bewteen Ross and Dan. Worse, Wolfman was telling me this ("Suprematist paintings,
discovered barbarians") and Dan was telling me that ("Cock Displacement wore ordinary
clothes") and I was always in the middle, a drugged potion through sill-like eyes." Joe's
instincts, meanwhile, were exclusively heuristic. He penned "Speeds Freak" whilst
pursiung a pulsing organic rhythm in freer form. Dan's green leaf had stuck to his front
The album's executive producer, Lou Pearlman, pointed out, in any case, that Bunny's
relationship with Maya Hayuk - begun on the night after her hunger strike in response to
the artwork of the Squirrel Attack picture disc - had since become "a prison ship,
undressed on a meadow" and was likely to haunt fevers sooner than later. He conceded,
however, that the atmosphere in Northcliff "was so depressing that I flew back to have
Christmas Day in Orlando. But Eg refused to leave and had "Kersfees Dag" all by himself,
playing up the tragedy. I remember we drove to a New Year's party at Sandton - the usual
sort of teen-boys-and-ketamine party of those days - through swarms of locusts and no
The critical response to "Pressed for Time" was instantaneous and incandescent. Malcolm
Tent's old chum Gowri Ramnarayanan, writing in Malayala Manorama, was typical: "This is
it, folks: Prima Pratica Time," he began, subsequently comparing the song to Dylan's
"Belle Isle" and Max Ernst's Self-Constructed Small Machine. Another review nominated it
- somewhat prematurely, given that 2009 was not yet out - as the greatest song of the
decade. Across the Indian, Oman's Al Shabiba was more keenly alive to the sepulchral
undertow in even a melody as beautiful as this. "Added to the thick mix is the unique
voice of Jilian Jamie Bunny," wrote V. Rajagopal in Nizwa, "who sounds... [as if she's]
about to sink her teeth into your fingertapes [on] "Pressed for Time." Ken Barnes of
Westport Magazine was more skittish, noting that the track's opening phrase sounds "like
a modern-style followup from Giovanni Nanino & His Libro d'Oro Five (in some strange
sense one of the Bunnybrains' spiritual ancestors)."
By this time, "Tea and Coffee" was shouldering its way up the singles chart - indeed, it
would reach its high point of number two the following Tuesday - so the band's dignity,
its vestige of intoxication, was intact as far as record sales were concerned, a hyphen
of prior and past moments. Rather than facing indifference from the record-buying public,
however, the Bunnybrains found themselves faced instead with the dismissive attitude of a
music press utterly transformed by the emergence of shed, a music press for whom the
phrase "tweaking and geeking" was just as bitterly talsimanic as "the urn of my despair"
had been to the Bunnies' compas antagonists in 1988...
-- Tom Smith
― danbunny, Friday, 12 September 2008 12:44 (4 years ago) Permalink
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― danbunny, Friday, 19 September 2008 11:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
how many fucking indie rock cookbooks are there?!
― jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 19 September 2008 12:52 (4 years ago) Permalink
Someone make the Bunnytart and report back!
A Stone for Adam NodelmanFlorence VFW - 18 Meadow Street (route 9), Florence, MA$7 - All AgesMusic starts at 6:30pm SHARP!
No Neck Blues Band (playing very early - not lastSunburned Hand of the ManDredd Foole & the Din (featuring J Mascis, John Moloney & Justin Pizzoferrato)Fat Worm of ErrorNorthampton Wools (Bill Nace & Thurston Moore)Tarp (Joshua Burkett & Conrad CapistranNoise NomadsBunny Brains Matt Krefting BandFranklin's MintJow Jowmaybe one more act if they can make it
the band order hasn't been set yet but No Neck and Northampton Wools are on early so come early to have your head checked. This is a benefit show for Adam's family so any donations beyond the entry fee will be beautiful.
please pass this around to anyone / post this to your site, and feel free to email e with any questions.
― danbunny, Sunday, 21 September 2008 20:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
― danbunny, Friday, 17 October 2008 17:18 (4 years ago) Permalink
weirdo records blurb..thnxx weirdos,,"Loose as a goose rock bashouts. The Bunnies never get any "better" or "smarter". They never stop thinking that unshaven men in dresses holding grimy stuffed animals is good comedy. They also never decide that synth-goth or 60s hippie folk is worth a serious re-appraisal. They're surprisingly skilled songwriters, if you're into Electric Eels-type tension. And even after 20 odd years, they can't sell records to save their lives. A high point on this one arrives when a toy xylophone mimics a phone (badly) and the singer takes it as a cue to launch into a cover of 'Chantilly Lace'!"
― danbunny, Saturday, 1 November 2008 15:59 (4 years ago) Permalink
from the Connecticut newspapr th Hour today..slow news day?...." Basement RockPosted on 12/05/2008email | print | link to this article
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Some stupid ideas work in the art world. Though he failed to conjure the level of art he desired to, Ed Wood's "Plan 9 from Outer Space" has remained in the cult cannon precisely because it is so bad that it's good. The Shaggs -- a three-piece featuring three sisters who lacked any notion of how to play their instruments -- created innocent, mildly dim-witted, wildly creative pop tunes.
Then there's Connecticut's own Bunny Brains. Birthed in Danbury, the band is simultaneously the best and worst thing to come out of the nutmeg state -- a fusion of high concept punk rock and the lowest of low sleaze. Imagine the sound of the Butthole Surfers' brown acid punk mating with Hawkwind's hard-edged space rock, Killdozer's stern, weird narratives and Corey from "Life Goes On" and you have a small idea of the band's sound. Bobby Bunny described the band's sound best in the singles collection "Sin Gulls," calling it "mind numbing utter crap and noise."
Bunny Brains' storied history features a one record deal with Matador (then home to Pavement, Liz Phair and Helium), earning a photo spread in a feature on style in the New York Times Magazine and a tour with new age yodeling beard-o Devendra Banhart (wherein Dan Bunny shaved his legs and flicked the dirty cream at the audience). Most of the bands' songs showcase Dan Bunny screaming strange notes while a rotating cast of a rhythm section cranks noisy sludge rock that sounds. Many times swirls of distortion pair with a chaotic "anything goes" exterior and wrap around a bouncy beat for a somewhat catchy Bunny Brains tune. The rest of the time, the band loops ridiculous sections of tapes, records nonsensical ramblings and ridiculous mumblings.
But the signature of the band's existence was (is, depending on who you ask) their live show. The typical Bunny Brains show centered around Dan Bunny, who sometimes threw assorted foodstuffs at the audience, ran around naked and violently attacked audience members. The last Bunny Brains spectacle I witnessed featured general acts of sexual deviancy, fake blood, a stained wedding dress and some skronk rock guitar solos.
Since their heyday, the band dissolved into two factions. Ultrabunny carry the band's torch musically, with original Bunny Brains members Malcolm Tent (owner of Danbury's now defunct Trash American Style record store) and Bobby Bunny. They're the Velvet Revolver that sprouted from the ashes of the Bunny Brains. Meanwhile, Dan Bunny commandeered the Bunny Brains title and the band's spirit, spreading the chaotic atmosphere throughout the underground. Through anarchistic tendencies and gonzo performances, Dan has gained gallery exhibits and performance from elite New York art hounds. Guess stupid is as stupid does
Steve Kobak is a staff writer at The Hour. He can be reached at sko✧✧✧@theh✧✧✧.c✧✧"
― danbunny, Friday, 5 December 2008 13:06 (4 years ago) Permalink
danny, if this ain't the cover of yer new solo album then yoo r crazy:
― scott seward, Sunday, 15 February 2009 04:50 (4 years ago) Permalink
inter galactic touring band - robot salesman
― kamerad, Sunday, 15 February 2009 06:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
someone needs to write a cogent history of this band and its zillion offshoots. so confused.
― Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 16 February 2009 01:03 (4 years ago) Permalink
hint, hint, 33 1/3 book pitchers
― Beatrix Kiddo, Monday, 16 February 2009 01:04 (4 years ago) Permalink
im 45like a record
― danbunny, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink
harpy birthday, danny! i woulda baked yoo a kake but i forgot. i should call you. i remember when yoo where yung dum and fulla spumoni.
― scott seward, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 22:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
45, for the record, 's YOUNG! - congrats!
― t**t, Wednesday, 18 February 2009 11:10 (4 years ago) Permalink
new record is on itunes rhapsody napster and emusic if they r yur cup of poisnzx,,,,,,,,,,i use mainly vinyl so cant vouxch for the beautifulneess of th experiucewnn..but lemme know how it goes
― danbunny, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 00:33 (4 years ago) Permalink
,i suppose i may accuratleeeee see th size of th vacuum i make this music for now
― danbunny, Tuesday, 24 February 2009 00:34 (4 years ago) Permalink
peter aaron from chrome cranks did a nice piece in this months chronogram http://www.chronogram.com/issue/2009/4/Music/Basketful-of-Noise
― danbunny, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 15:05 (4 years ago) Permalink
Besides Banhart, another of the Bunnybrains’ famous fans is acclaimed pop singer and bassist Me’Shell Ndegeocello, who as of late has been collaborating with Seward on a soundscape project.
― I think no pants is sexy. (Matt P), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 15:21 (4 years ago) Permalink
heres Hisham making us better.
― danbunny, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 17:18 (4 years ago) Permalink
bubbybrains 2nite in providence ri stairwell gallery 504 broadway nine o'clock........................
― scott seward, Sunday, 3 May 2009 23:15 (4 years ago) Permalink
― danbunny, Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
― cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Thursday, 28 May 2009 16:54 (4 years ago) Permalink
from sunypurchases campus newspaper............."CAMPUS BRICK AWARDSRemembering the people & events you’d rather forget(Formerly known as The Tommy Awards)Best Public Display of aPersonal Music Collection:“Monster Truck Weekend”Ever wanted to set up a big sound system in the mid-dle of the Admissions lawn and play your favorite tracks?What about having the bands come and perform live?Well, Alaina Stamatis lived out this dream at CultureShock, while everyone else wondered what happened tothe rides.Forget about the lack of culture,“Monster Truck Week-end” will be known as the Culture Shock without enjoy-able music. Here’s an idea.Promote Mos Def for a semes-ter and then attribute it to being a rumor. Book a noiseband called Bunny Brains and watch the lead stumble andbumble across the stage while saying something aboutacid. And above all,maintain a smug attitude.If people didn’t enjoy the location so much, we’d bewilling to call the whole thing a wash,but people did havea good time—even, ironically enough, if it wasn’t due toCulture Shock"
― danbunny, Monday, 22 June 2009 04:26 (3 years ago) Permalink
and..."BunnybrainsDate/Time:Mon., June 22, 7:00pmPrice: $10HERE, BUNNY, BUNNYGet dirty with some lo-fi savagesBY STACEY ANDERSONHERE, BUNNY, BUNNY
Noise punk comes out of Connecticut? After two decades of Bunnybrains, the idea is almost fathomable. The revolving mass of yelping misfits, who glued together in Danbury in 1988, have outlasted their notable freak-squall alter egos Eg the Poet and Beme Seed—a victory accountable to more than 50 folks who've been on the payroll at one point or another—and still deliver the madness and fluids of a younger, saner troupe. This is acerbic and nonsensical, skippy and frantic, and pretty damn disturbing at the core—and pity to any"
― danbunny, Monday, 22 June 2009 04:27 (3 years ago) Permalink
oops..its at santos party house on lafayette..first 2 ilxors who find me get a free beer.
― danbunny, Monday, 22 June 2009 04:28 (3 years ago) Permalink
Bunnybrains - What Makes You Think You Can Save Yourself (From Yourself)Posted by Joe On June - 26 - 2009
Genre: Indie Rock, Noise, Lo-Fi.
I like my albums to contain music. Maybe I’m backwards in my thinking, but it’s the truth. And if they don’t contain music, I want what’s on there to sound good. What Makes is borderline music, borderline “let’s record whatever we want.”
There are very few tracks on the album that are actual “music.” There’s a lot of noise/people playing around, but not a lot of music.
Instrumentally, the album is all over the place. It’s obvious they’re going for some sort of “new age hippie” thing, but I feel like the original hippies had a purpose in mind, and these blokes don’t. Actually I’m pretty sure the group is made up of a bro and a chick. As you can hear from the above track, Bunnybrains thought it acceptable to leave instrumental mistakes in their music. In fact, the album is riddled with them. Mind you, “Love Tree In The Yard” is one of the more structured pieces on the release. Breaking free from conventional time signatures is all well and good, but there has to be some order to the song. There’s a thunderstorm going on right now outside of my house, and I can’t tell if the rumbling is coming from my headphones or the thunder. Did I mention that this album is decently lo-fi?
Vocally, I’ll share the following. Hippies in the 60s had a couple purposes in mind. Love, the war, drugs, and a couple extras here and there. Hippie music tends to talk about those things. In general, hippie music was kind of understandable, even though a lot of it was hidden behind drug metaphors. I can’t understand what the crap Bunnybrains is talking about. 60s hippies could still generally sing in tune. Bunnybrains’ male and female vocalists sound terrible. They’re all over the place. Which leads me to conclude the following: 1) LSD is a lot more potent nowadays, and screws you up so much that it’s impossible to sing close to the right notes, whereas weaker LSD in the 60s allowed for correct tuning, or 2)Bunnybrains’ vocalists can’t sing. Whichever one it is, make the necessary change, ya know? Where’s the good stuff?
Overall, I can’t give this album a good rating in clear conscience. I would be doing a disservice to all of the musicians out there who try to make art, instead of recording unstructured “jams” with a bunch of hollering overtop the instruments. Thus, my rating.
My Rating: 1.9/10
P.S. - I gave it 1.9 because there’s probably a thousand people out of the 6 billion on this earth that would disagree with me. I can’t see it being more than that. Goodnight, and good luck.
― danbunny, Friday, 26 June 2009 11:23 (3 years ago) Permalink
first song on new album would make my top ten singles list if i had one. for real!
― scott seward, Friday, 4 September 2009 02:36 (3 years ago) Permalink
this has to be new album cover:
― scott seward, Saturday, 16 January 2010 02:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
sunday aug 29th i get to have a show with th people i like Bunnybrainshttp://bk.knittingfactory.com/event-details/?tfly_event_id=12957BunnybrainsP.G. SixZaimph (Feat. Marcia Bassett From Double Leopards)Diane CluckThe Hat City Intuitive,Nonhorse (G Lucas Crane Of Woods)
― danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
That sounds very rock.
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:42 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wait, what happened with this?
― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
itsz all happening ned...itsx happening in minds and thoughts soon to go to fingers and buttons..u have lost a sock in th dark at least once in yur life?
― danbunny, Tuesday, 17 August 2010 14:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Come out this Sunday in NYC
― danbunny, Thursday, 26 August 2010 03:03 (2 years ago) Permalink
― a dystopian society awaits if we continue on this path. (contenderizer), Thursday, 26 August 2010 04:04 (2 years ago) Permalink
― danbunny, Saturday, 11 September 2010 07:27 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wow. That looks like an insanely entertaining performance. I haven't been exposed to BB music here in Belgium, but that makes me want to check them out even more now.
― StanM, Sunday, 12 September 2010 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink
Friday May 4th10:00pm until 11:00pm16 Avenue C New York NY 10009bunnybrainsthe stonemay 4th10pm10$avenue C and 2nd streetthestonenyc.comthebunnybrains.com
― danbunny, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Man, used to live 3 blocks from this place, but not any more. Sorry to miss this! Give it to 'em d-bunny.
― grandavis, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 21:27 (1 year ago) Permalink