Thursday, June 17, 2010

Thunder Bunny - "(When You're Here)"

What's summer without a little shitgaze? It seems like Things as They Are has featured quite a few alternative acts lately (i.e., Baby Birds Don't Drink Milk, Katrina Stonehart, and Vehicles Blues, for example), and I'm extremely excited about this trend. Though dream-pop and electronic artists will always resonate with me - in a big way - I'm pleased to see rock take the reigns in 2010.

That's why I'm happy to feature another interesting rock outfit - Thunder Bunny. Like Times New Viking or Eat Skull, New Jersey's Thunder Bunny record a type of psychedelic rock that, with its harsh guitars and crescendoed arrangements, manages to vacillate, successfully, between brutal and beautiful.

In other words, on "(When You're Here)," featured on their forthcoming EP "...There Is a Gate" through Workerbee, Thunder Bunny illustrate that their raw brand of shoegaze is underlined by an unmistakable pop sensibility. The droning fuzz is complemented, in other words, by effective hooks; whether through light and airy vocals or the well placed murmurs of sleigh bells, Thunder Bunny suggest that loud can be accessible.

Turn up the volume and enjoy.


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