We’re back, we’re fucking exhausted, and we’re listening to Moon Food by Unbunny

Photography by me

So so tired. Weekend in Phoenix to see my family was wonderful, but some issues down in the society – seriously, board issues while on vacation? not fun – along with a long flight back that landed me in Columbus after 1am, then being wide awake when I got home led to a whopping, WHOPPING, 3 hours sleep.

Oh my.

Gonna be a rough day. But, while I sat in the confines of an US Airways for 3 hours in the dark, I finally turned my iPod wheel over to Moon Food by Unbunny, a favourite band by eternally wonderful music suggester Lysol down in the society!

So, it was in the dark cabin, in the isolation that is an airplane crammed with, just, people, that I gave this a first whirl. I was amazed. If Neil Young was no longer making music, long since dead from an overdose or suicide or whatever, I’d say, “hey team-o, Unbunny is what Neil Young would sound like if he was alive today!”

Not sure why I need him dead in the scenario, just adds more flavour?  (Ir)regardless, it’s the voice of Unbunny, that high pitched whiny Neil Young voice, hard to ignore, but then add in the folk-country-rock and the comparisons are tough to not reach out to in a blog post.  But, of course, if this was just some Neil Young imitator, we probably wouldn’t be as excited as we are (or can be, considering my level of sleepiness).  Yeah, while it, ahem, harkens back to my ears, there’s something decidedly (good word) modern in his approach.  Take the lead-off track, simple strum-strum affair and melody, but the electric guitar playing off to the back and right, something so simple and possibly unnecessary adds a wonderfully accenting layer taking the song out of the mundane (Ooo… another good word).  It’s these little nuggets of flavour that really lift the album for me.

On days like this, where there’s not enough coffee in the world to get you moving, this album is just perfect.  Thanks again Lysol for the wonderful suggestion!  Check out the first two tracks, then head over to Bandcamp, listen & BUY the rest!

1. Landslide
2. Young Men Are Easy Prey
3. Cell Phone
4. Straw On a Camel’s Back
5. Winning Streak
6. Are You Cautious?/Design Flaw
7. Loose Wires
8. Whispers
9. Run Like a Girl
10. February Secret

Some Unbunny love: Myspace | Bandcamp (FULL STREAM) | Label

You know what… while we are at it, how about some Unbunny vids, eh?

Nice… Okay, I need some coffee.

Cheers,

Tsuru

3 comments for “We’re back, we’re fucking exhausted, and we’re listening to Moon Food by Unbunny

  1. May 10, 2010 at 11:28 AM

    I’m really diggin this band..

  2. patrick
    May 10, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    I second Scott.

    Also, really enjoying the “OUR BEST of 2010…SO FAR!!!” addition to the sidebar (not sure when that went up).

    Great stuff, Tsuru!

  3. Zay
    May 13, 2010 at 3:25 AM

    Ooh la la!
    new Unbunny… me likey

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