PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr

by Tunabunny

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Gavin Hellyer A very unique album indeed. Pretty much everything you would, and wouldn't expect, highly individualistic sounds specific to this particular group, variety galore and layer upon layer of strangeness and eccentricity. For a while I've been curious about Tunabunny without investigating too deeply. I have now. Favorite track: Incinerate.
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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 this most creatively ambitious 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.

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.

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released June 23, 2017

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Tunabunny Athens, Georgia

Tunabunny is the missing surname of Madonna, the forgotten first name of Morrissey, and the middle name that Sun Ra’s parents forgot to give him. We are pretty certain that the “T” in T. Rex stood for Tunabunny.

1st two albums will be up on here shortly. And our new Double LP 'PCP Presents Alice In Wonderland Jr' will be out early 2017!
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Track Name: Cartesian Theater
I am me
How do I know you’re you?
There’s someone inside my head
Looking at someone inside my head
Track Name: Incinerate
Oh no I’m going out of my mind
Everything in its own due time
I’ve got ten fingers and ten toes
Drop a match and there she blows

I said, can’t stand living in this state
I’ve got to, ah, ah, incinerate

Oh no I’m going out of my mind
Everything in its own due time
Baby baby, red, orange, and black
A rush of heat knocks me on my back

I said, can’t stand living in this state
I’ve got to, ah, ah, incinerate
Tibetan monk on a big brass plate
Decides it’s time to elevate

Oh no I’m going out of my mind
Everything in its own due time
When you see me on the street
My liberation comes through the heat

I said, can’t stand living in this state
I’ve got to, ah, ah, incinerate
TIbetan monk on a big brass plate
Decides it’s time to elevate

Like a passive flame keeps burning on
Like a passive flame falling in my arms
Track Name: Noise Problems
Contradictory to common thought, that’s not how we operate around here
We’ve reached a stalemate, my friend
I guess this noise problem will never end
Gotta give respect to get it, you say
Well afford me, afford me, the same
We’ve reached a stalemate, my friend
I guess this noise problem will never end
You may not be informed, you may not be informed
But we will inform you
Love your neighbors, love you neighbors
Gotta give respect to get it (x3)
Fabricate the meaning
Never listen to the people on the ground
Fabricate the meaning
Track Name: It Could Be Something
I get up, go for a walk
See my friend, give her a call
She wants to know what’s on my mind
Nothing but this humankind

It could be something that I said
But if I started something
I would’ve finished it

See you walk down my street
Catch a glimpse, look at your feet
Stuck your head in a mailbox
Pretend I’m not there
Funny how you’re so easy to scare

(CHORUS)

It don’t mean nothing just cause you think it did
It don’t mean nothing, and it never did
She wants to know what’s on my mind
Nothing but this humankind

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Seek Consequence
I don’t have the policy, but I put the pressure on
Do you feel it now, the pressure?
I can shape dialogue, even though it never was meant to be
Hurry up and get it out before they sell it back to us

Do you seek consequence?

Careful what you do and say
For some it’s a police state

Seek consequence
Track Name: Blackwater Homes
Can’t seem to focus on such futuristic things
My lips start shaking around strangers
Dear Hannah keeps her hair so nicely braided
Our thoughts contiguous in nature
Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah
Blackwater homes (x 3)
Quadrophonic fills and atmospheric stills
I don’t know why my outlook’s fainter
Isn’t her soul just like a mother makes?
She tried to stay away from danger
Ah ah ah
Ah ah ah
Blackwater homes (x 3)
Eyes like twin stars, occupied
I will tell you why
She would carelessly plunge you
It was before your time
Blackwater homes (x3)
Track Name: Oracle
In the moments when lightning lingers longer
I swear I can see lifeforms floating in its clouds like hot air balloons
I think they’re building canals, or sending telemetric transmissions
to the oracle of redundant radio systems
I’m hoping they won’t reveal their disease prediction models
Because I’m in no hurry
To find out what I’ve got
Track Name: Start It
Start it now, start it right now
If you don’t start it now you’ll never
Start it now, start it right now
If you don’t start it now whatever
Track Name: Boundless Informant
Are you listening to me?
Are you listening to me?
We would never listen to people like you
Three little letters carry so much authority
I don’t think that’s the point of democracy
Whatever that means
I have a couple of degrees
That should tell me
Are you listening to me?
Are you watching me?
Like I’m watching you?
There are no bars on the doors
But we never move
Because the more friends that I have the less free I feel
Do you know what I mean?
Do you know what I mean?
The tendency to interject
In order to facilitate the conversation
Becoming more comfortable with silences by the end
Are you listening to me?
Are you listening to me?
Track Name: Nevermind The Cobblestones
At the epicenter of the epitaph
Describes the neverending aftermath
Of a time to stop and a time to begin
And I would help you out if I could do anything

Because I never mind
(It doesn’t matter at all)
I never mind it, oh, no, no

At the intersection of our interests
I have a tendency to interject
There’s a time to stop and a time to rest
And I would shut you down if I could do anything

(CHORUS)

Exegesis on the exit ramp
I think of death and internment camps
There’s a time to stop and a time to think
And I would fix it all if I could do anything

(CHORUS)

Anywhere is better than here
Anywhere is better than here
Track Name: Yellow Heart Is My Sky Sign
Dog of dogs on a wheat sheep
Oil seed on a wheat sheep
Rain pig on a scream bean
Yellow heart is my sky sign

Stranger gave Robin a crack on the crown at every stroke
He made him to smoke, salt, serious

I don’t do crosswords, I don’t play checkers
Yellow heart is my sky sign
Fire, the choleric

The self-hallucinatory diamond spirit
Track Name: Winter's Mind
And on one hand, but not the other
Logic defies one from another
The making of winter’s mind, its ordinate design

Cardinal vibrations
Absolve the night
Converging on one pathway
Your galaxy’s unbecoming
Track Name: The Way The World Works
I don’t think you know the way the world works
I don’t think you know what’s going on
It’s alright, I’m midflight
Gift of second sight
Tells me why I hate to fly

You believe in cause and effect
See a pattern and making it law
Hand it down to us
So certain you know what’s best

(CHORUS)

You cling to a victim status
Justify your apparatus
Lament your existence in pop culture
Fail to see the real torture

(CHORUS)
Track Name: Shiftchanger (ft. Wellz)
Sh-sh-sh-shift, shiftchanger
Track Name: The Rest Of Us
You are an actress playing a dead girl
Fingers like bashful spiders curled around a styrofoam cigarette
The line between truth and artifice
In what we’re doing, is there any difference?

Telephone lines connect innocent minds
It’s nighttime now for the stars
And daytime for the rest of us

Meet me at the studio
We don’t have to tell them all the things that we don’t know
I used the flower bulbs for divination
I took your lack of interest as an invitation

(CHORUS)

They spend all of their time worrying about being authentic
We spend all of our time trying so hard not to care
Track Name: Me And Nancy
I have a friend, she is my best friend
Nobody knows her as well as me
Me and Nancy read The S.C.U.M. Manifesto
We’re going to the store, gonna buy it all
When I come home, I come home to you
But when I go out, it’s with Nancy

Why you gotta know where I go?
Why you gotta know every day?
Track Name: Pretending To Bend
Strong winds tore a signboard from a building
Mailboxes bent to the right, as it fell, as it fell, as it fell
Security guards protect them
Chuckling fans pose next to them
Pretending to bend, pretending to bend, pretending to bend
Superimposed celebrities
Keychains and mobile phone shells
Only sixteen said for typhoon it’s not that bad, it’s not that bad, it’s not that bad, it’s not that bad
Track Name: Count To Ten
You have something inside, but you won’t show it
If I count to ten, will you show it?
If I count to ten, then will you show it?
One two three four five six seven
Eight nine ten
Track Name: Magic January
Your mind is like a mountain slowly wearing down
Inoculate, hesitate, won’t appreciate what you have
It is light when I wake up
It never stops or fades away
Magic January, magic January
Inculcate, every date, there’s no use remembering
Your mind is like a mountain slowly wearing down

A fisherman he once told me
That a girl she drowned here a long time ago
No one remembers her name, no one remembers her name
Magic January, magic January
Track Name: Dream Sugar
Riding out on the desert
Cactus shape turns into a man
I practice psychic self-defense
Candy glowworm, rainbow speed, dream sugar
Wildflower drag queen
Track Name: Images Of Future Selves
All the babies crawl down to the basement
Where they see the images of future selves
And all the animals in the basement
They will flip and flop until they crawl on out

And I can crawl on in
And you can crawl on out
Track Name: Come Feed Your Dogs
Come feed your dogs
Don’t want them anymore
Come feed your dogs
They’re howling at the door

You know that it’s not right
To leave them out of sight

Come feed your dogs
Track Name: Work It Around
Like a piece of glass in my heel
Work it around where it is
Where it is, where it is
Track Name: I Thought I Caught It (With You)
I thought I caught it with you
I thought I caught it with you
I thought I caught it with you
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Eye Eye Eye Eye Eye Eye Eye
Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye Aye