Week in Pop: BSKi, The Ruby Suns, Tunabunny

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Behind & beyond the celebrity masquerades with your heroes Tunabunny; photographed by Jennie Cain.

Tunabunny’s Week in Pop

Tunabunny from left, MJ, Brigette, Scott & Jesse; photographed & styled by Jennie Cain of Viva Wild.

Tunabunny are back with a fury as news that their upcoming album PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr. will be available June 23 via the dedicated DIY over at HHBTM Records (Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records) & we couldn’t be more thrilled than to present their following Week in Pop guest selections:

Snapper, “Buddy”

We love all that 80’s Flying Nun shit, but this might be our favorite. NO MORE BUDDY BUDDY NO MORE MESSING AROUND. This predates Stereolab and Elastica and (in our opinion) runs circles around both. We need to cover this [at our] next show.

Athens, Georgia champions Tunabunny; photographed by Jennie Cain.

Suburban Lawns, “Janitor”

A world where janitor rhymes with genitals and the girl in braces is the lyrical genius of her time. Put it on your APOCALYPZZZE 2017 MIXES and boogie until your hair falls out.

The most triumphant return of Tunabunny; photographed by Jennie Cain.

Carpenters, “Dancing In The Street”

Karen’s one of the greatest soul singers ever, but in this one she drums even better than she sings. We’d take her over John Bonham any day. Also, there’s a weird cross-cultural pop thrill in seeing a band from Downey, CA cover a Motown song about how much fun it is to riot.

Born in Flames (1983), trailer

The full movie isn’t hard to find if you poke around. It’s an amazing sci-fi revolutionary feminist flick with a killer soundtrack. The title tune has Lora Logic singing with Red Krayola and nothing could be better than that.

Tunabunny classic style vintage photo shoot; photographed by Jennie Cain.

La Société du spectacle (1973), directed by Guy Debord

Seminal situationist film assembled by Guy Debord—like a less histrionic Adam Curtis with sounder reasoning. You can enjoy this one just for the visuals, or do a cultural-crit deep dive.

The Go-Betweens, “That Way”

This version kicks so much ass and Lindy’s drumming makes our heart stop.

SSION, “PSY-CHIC”

Once an angry man dragged his father along the ground though his own orchard. “Stop!” cried the groaning old man at last, “Stop! I did not drag my father beyond this tree.”

World Party, “Ship of Fools”

We might pay even sooner than we think.

Nature moments with Tunabunny; photographed by Jennie Cain.

Beyond The Wizards Sleeve, “Diagram Girl”

This one came out last year. A perfect song.

Classic Tunabunny live; press photo courtesy of the band.

Vince Staples, “Lift Me Up”

This video has 4 million more views than anything we’ve ever made, so it feels weird to say Vince Staples doesn’t get enough credit, but seriously…he doesn’t get enough credit. Vince is fucking straight fire and we can’t wait for his new album.

Bastards of Fate, “Dark Matter”

Label buds from Roanoke, VA making some of the strangest, most moving music in the world. This is their shining pop moment. If Kafka had a rock band and was able to stop slapping himself in shame at what he’d become, it’d sound like the Bastards.

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