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The Bunny Brains

"Holiday Massacre '98" CDR

Public Eyesore

Genres: garage rock, punk, experimental

Bryan Day
2464 Harney St. Apt. #15
Omaha, NE 68131

Nov 24 - 30 2003

The Bunny Brains don't care.  They don't care if they make mistakes.  They don't care if they offend their audience.  They don't even care if they have an audience.  The Bunny Brains are garage rock for the apathetic generation.

But beyond all the attitude, the band have really got something with Holiday Massacre '98, even if it's bit confusing what that something is.  At times, The Bunny Brains are in true garage rock territory ("Upland Lane," "Switchblade Sisters"), at other times they're floating through space in an almost shoegazer-esque manner ("Freshen Up!"), while sometimes they are just into full-on experimental punk ("Overdose on Cum," the brilliant "Chocolate Party.")

What is special about this album is that it can't be classified as anything.  It's just a well-unorganized mess of garage rock attitude and daring experimentalism.  The resulting album is a funny, yet often mesmerizing mixture of melody and atonalism that will leave open-minded, lo-fi-loving listeners in mouth-gaping awe.

Step back, know what you're dealing with, and then dive right in.


Matt Shimmer

[Vitals: 13 tracks, distributed by the label, released 2003]