A 75-minute double-vinyl masterpiece, PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr, the fifth album from Athens, Georgia’s Tunabunny, is the most creatively ambitious album in the band’s history. Featuring singles like ‘Incinerate,’ ‘The Rest of Us,’ and ‘Nevermind the Cobblestones,’ the band takes their experimental rock into a place that is both stranger and more accessible than anything they’ve done before. It’s ferocious, passionate, smart. political, desperate, feminist, and alive. Every song is important. Every song goes someplace the others don’t. There are no accidents; there is no filler.
28 songs structured as a song-by-song response to The Beatles’ White Album (there’s even an experimental track called ‘Revolution None’), PCPPAIWJR is packed w/hits, and packed w/originality. On PCPPAIWJR, Tunabunny proves they can do anything. It takes the sonic breakthroughs of 2014’s Kingdom Technology to a place that’s less claustrophobic and more open. Songs about surveillance, songs about futility; songs about alchemy & winter, metamorphosis & anger. Side Four features a twisting song cycle about motherhood—from pregnancy to birth, through postpartum emotional desolation, to the rebirth of self.
PCPPAIWJR creates a universe of sound, music for the internet age. As our access to music expands, its entire history sits at our fingertips just waiting to be heard. Just waiting to inspire, this is the future of music—a glorious eclecticism that results in something original and urgently now. You can hear echoes of T Rex, Slits, Electrelane, Chills, Human League, John Cage, John Cale, GBV, Beefheart, Ono, Eno, Fine Young Cannibals, Fleetwood Mac, Luc Ferrari, Bananarama, ? and the Mysterians, Smiths, Syd Barrett, Sun Ra, and on, and on.
You’ll want to know about the title, you’ll have questions about the title. Turn on your TV, open up your laptop, sift through your phone, pay attention to the surreal dystopian nightmare all around us. PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr is quite simply what it means to be alive in 2017.
PCPPAIWJR is a career-defining album from a band that’s continued to evolve, picking up new fans each step of the way. You can make an argument that Tunabunny are the most important indie band of this decade (Who else? Tame Impala? Vampire Weekend? Deerhunter?) Here’s what critics have said about them in the past. We can’t wait to hear what they’ll say in the future. (The present is desolate & hopeless—we all know that).
The Rest of Us track debuted at the Big Takeover while Me and Nancy debuted at Impose and Blackwater Homes at For The Rabbits.
“Kingdom Technology is the kind of record we’ve been missing in recent times, twitching with melody and discordance and fury.” – The Quietus
‘‘Tunabunny just keeps getting better and better…. A mesmerizing album that destroys old genres and makes new ones.’ – The Big Takeover
“Tunabunny make a noise that is both liberating and fascinating.’ – Allmusic
“Tunabunny makes skuzzy, effervescent basement pop…you’ll likely want to be friends with them too.” – NPR
“…demands to be listened to repeatedly. You have been warned.” – Drowned In Sound
“20 years from now when the kids ask who was our Dylan/Velvet Underground/Joy Division/Pavement/Nirvana, I’ll tell ‘em Tunabunny.” – Gold Flake Paint
“We need a band to lead the revolution. Maybe, just maybe, Tunabunny are the band to lead the way.” – The Line of Best Fit