by Bill Pearis
Atlanta's Tunabunny will release their third album, Genius Fatigue, on October 23 via Happy Happy Birthday to Me. Like last year's Minima Moralia (when they also played CMJ), the new LP is loaded with shambolic, angsty pop goodness. You can stream the album's opening cut, "Duchess for Nothing," at the bottom of this post.
The band will be in NYC this week for CMJ, playing the HHBTM/NYC Popfest showcase on Saturday (10/20) at Public Assembly that also features fellow Athens band Eureka California, Seattle's great Orca Team, winsome Brooklynites Chalk and Numbers, Florida's Beach Day, and Bay area duo Bam!Bam!. Tunabunny will also play a record release show in their hometown on October 25 at New Earth Music Hall that also has Bam!Bam!, Eureka California, Orca Team on the bill plus Muuy Biien. Not much else on Tunabunny's tour horizon as grad school and other life things are keeping them in Athens till next spring.
Bam!Bam! are on the East Coast touring with Eureka California, the latter of whom released their debut, Big Cats Can Swim, last month on HHBTM. It's a rager, bashing out 11 garage pop blasts in less than half an hour. If you liked Nude Beach or Paws recent output, give these folks a shot. You can stream "Bite By the Sand" below.
Orca Team, meanwhile, will also play Muchmore's on Thursday (10/18) with Joywave, Brainstorm, Mean Lady, Osekre n The Lucky Bastards, Honduras, Life Size Maps, and The Dearloves. Advance tickets are available.
As for Chalk and Numbers, the duo have been busy crossing the I's and dotting the T's on a new EP. They don't play live very often, so don't miss this chance.
Tour dates for Tunabunny and Eureka California are listed below, along with those streams.
Tunabunny - 2012 Tour Dates
Oct 20th - Brooklyn NY - HHBTM showcase w/ Orca Team, Eureka California, Chalk & Numbers, BamBam and Beach Day
Oct 25th - Athens, GA - New Earth Music Hall, Genius Fatigue release show w/Orca Team
Nov 10th - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club w/Deerhoof
Eureka California - 2012 Tour Dates
October 16: Berea, KY @ The Black Feather Cafe w/Eco Bombs
October 17: Asheville, NC @ Warehouse #10
October 18: Roanoke, VA @ Bazaar Consignments w/Heathen Child, Marshall Hicks and his Bag of Tricks
October 19: Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel Arts Collective w/Orca Team, Hex Lovers, Rabbit Rabbit
October 20: NYC @ Public Assembly w/Orca Team, Bam!Bam!, Tunabunny, Beach Day, Chalk & Numbers ***CMJ PARTAYYYYY***
October 21: Lindenwold, NJ @ The Sex Dungeon w/Bam!Bam!
October 22: DC @ WMCU w/Bam!Bam!
October 22 later: DC @ Comet Ping Pong w/Bam!Bam!
October 24: Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/The Phuss, Bam!Bam!