August 21, 2017

Tunabunny: PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr.

BEST OF 2017

Athens, GA band Tunabunny have a knack for capturing big concepts into glorious lo-fi music. Their new double album PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. tackles the Lewis Carroll classic children's book and The Beatles' self-titled 2LP extravaganza in one big swoop. Ambitious projects like this can either hit a wall, fall apart about halfway after one to many filler tracks or experiment for experiment's sake or- and this is rare - keep going and going and make it to the finish line in one piece triumphantly. After which another spin is in order to hunt down weak sports that might have been missed the first time around. Spoiler alert: they are none.

Mary Jane Hassell, Scott Creney, Brigette Adair Herron and Jesse Stinnard opened all the drawers of their eclectic music collection, made a huge pile and applied the good old mix-and-match method to come up with unexpected combinations, true-and-tried familiar bits of indie rock, a whiff free jazz, funk bass and much. much more. PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. is a maze set to music, leaving it up to the listeners to find their way out - Nevermind The Cobblestones though. Their is an Oracle whose prediction model is capable of detecting lethal ailments, something nasty could be hiding in those Blackwater Homes, an actress is playing a dead girl in The Rest Of Us, and quite a few drug references (Dream Sugar, Pitocin Enduction Hour) augment the alternate universe atmosphere.

It all makes sense after awhile, although having a working knowledge of surrealism, underground music and cut-up techniques will definitely come in handy. Like the book this album that can be enjoyed on many levels and it's open to various interpretations. None of them is 100% correct in the end, except that PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. is the magnum opus of a band at the top of their game.

PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland jr. is released as a 2LP (500 copies) and CD thru Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records. Limited Deluxe versions include a zine. Digital via the band's website.

  1. Cartesian Theater
  2. Incinerate
  3. Noise Problems
  4. It Could Be Something
  5. Seek Consequence
  6. Blackwater Homes
  7. Oracle
  8. Start It
  9. Boundless Informant
  10. Nevermind The Cobblestones
  11. Yellow Heart Is My Sky Sign
  12. Winter's Mind
  13. The Way The World Works
  14. Julia
  15. NRC
  16. Shiftchanger (ft. Wellz)
  17. The Rest Of Us
  18. Me And Nancy
  19. Pretending To Bend
  20. Count To Ten
  21. Magic January
  22. Dream Sugar
  23. Pitocin Enduction Hour
  24. Images Of Future Selves
  25. Come Feed Your Dogs
  26. Work It Around
  27. Revolution None
  28. I Thought I Caught It (With You)

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