Tunabunny’s new album Minima Moralia is now available for pre-order at the HHBTM site. You can get the regular version for just $12 or you can get a bit fancy and pick up the Deluxe Version that comes with a silkscreen poster (10 x 24 1/2) and 4 1.25” buttons for just $3.00 more. Just click on the link if you’re interested.
9/23 - boone, nc @ espresso news
9/24 - roanoke, va @ the horseshoe
9/25 - philadelphia, pa @ house show
9/26 - boston, ma @ the precinct
9/27 - brooklyn, ny @ brooklyn fireproof east
9/30 - cleveland, oh @ the happy dog
10/2 - murfreesboro, tn @ 3 Brothers Deli & Brewhouse
10/12 - athens, ga @ 40 watt (athens popfest)
Playing our 7” release tonight. We will be at Go Bar with Desert Cult Ritual, Nutritional Peace and the decorations. It’s also a benefit and a birthday party! More details:
It’s fun reading reviews. You start goofing around with friends, you decide to try and start playing shows, come up with a name, record some songs, let someone release them for you and put your art out into the world… and it comes back to you in the form of a review.
Most bands just want to see a good review. They would be happiest with something like, ‘Not only are Tunabunny the most innovative musical performers in history, but they’re so commercial that it’s inevitable they will make millions of dollars and be sexually desired by people all over the world.’ But for us, a review is like the second half of a good conversation. We’re just curious what people have to say.
Besides, we’re already sexually desired all over the world.
One of the fun parts of being in a band is choosing how to present yourself. Beyond the music, there are pictures, videos, record covers, and press releases to be created. And each one, whether you want it to or not, communicates something about your band. But when you do those things a little differently from the commonly agreed upon method of pursing fame stardom and massive amounts of $$$, some people tend to think you’re just being jerks. Or that you don’t take what you do very seriously. Or that it’s some kind of negative statement about them.
They’re wrong, of course. But that’s okay.
Tunabunny has never gotten a bad review. Honestly, we’re not sure if people even write bad reviews anymore. But in our (small, tiny) review archive, some people have understood our intentions better than others.
This guy understands us completely. And as people who hate being misunderstood, but also hate being deliberate & obvious, it was very gratifying to read. I think the next time someone wants to interview us, we’ll just give them his e-mail address.
OH! This is from when we were on tour and Googolplexia wrote a song about the origin of our band name. We had no idea he was going to sing this to us! It was at a cool venue/vintage consignment store called Cranky Yellow in St. Louis. You can hear us all coughing and laughing in the back because we all had some sort of bronchitis. Except for Scott Creney. He never got sick. He just laughed at us as we passed around a cocktail of vitamins, b12 and St. John’s Wort.
We are playing Athfest tonight in the lab at Cine. We will probably go on around 11:15. Come hang out if you want. In the very least, it will be air conditioned. And two new songs!!! I can’t wait!!!
“Blocks are blocks are blocks blocks blocks.”
The following songs were the inspiration behind the playful title of our lead single ‘(Song for my) Solar Sister’. Don’t embarrass yourself by automatically assuming that this was not intentional. A few already have.
NEW VIDEO. Directed by our friend Ted Kuhn. It features a cat, a dog, a chicken and some fine looking artwork. Oh yeah, and a few fine looking humans (If you are into that kind of thing). You can buy this song in single format which includes a very special song that will not be released on our upcoming album Minima Moralia. You can pick it up at Wuxtry records in downtown Athens, GA if you are interested.
Tunabunny’s new 7” is available. If you live in Athens, you can walk over to Wuxtry records and pick it up. If you don’t live in Athens, you can ask your favorite record store to get one for you, or you can just go here http://hhbtm.com/item.php?item_id=269.
Our friend Ted Kuhn filmed a video to promote the single. We know that you’re smart enough to find it if you’re interested. We also know that you’re probably lazy so here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTXXeo3vdzw&feature=related (it makes me very happy that the youtube sidebar suggests videos by The Fall, Brian Eno, Televison, and Dead Moon—less happy that it suggests Smog).
Our next show will be Saturday June 25th at Cine as part of Athfest. We’ll play anything you ask us to.