Friday, August 28, 2009

Homespun: Bunnygrunt, Matt Harnish & Other Delights

Posted By on Fri, Aug 28, 2009 at 2:27 PM

In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Bunnygrunt's new LP, Matt Harnish & Other Delights. He had this to say:

Delights shows off what Bunnygrunt does best: black humor (the horn-aided opener "665 and 1/2 Won't Do"), romantic frustrations ("You Get What You Get") and off-key, breathless vocals (all ten tracks). But the band has always taken the boy-meets-girl model of '60s pop and retrofitted it for a late night on South Grand, as demonstrated by a few of Delights' standouts. Ried's "Don't Turn Down the High" matches a Phil Spector drum beat with meandering guitar lines, while the next track, Harnish's "S. Kingshighway Bubblegum Factory," is as sticky and infectious as its name. Most of the songs capture the rushed, no-frills feel of the average Bunnygrunt show, but the final track, "Southtown Famous," takes advantage of the studio space with stacked vocals and a rat's nest of guitar lines.
Read the rest here. Bunnygrunt will be joined by locals Sex Robots and touring lovelies Cars Can Be Blue and the Lovely Eggs at CBGBs on Monday night, August 31. It's free (as always), but be prepared to pass the hat for the out-of-towners.

MP3: Bunnygrunt, "S. Kingshighway Bubblegum Factory"

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