"Initially, Tunabunny only wanted to have fun—to annoy other people, and to amuse themselves. It worked. Everyone in town wondered what the hell was wrong with Tunabunny. Who was this band who wrote beautiful songs that they could barely play? Who started playing without remembering to turn on the PA? Who were super-polite and friendly to everyone they met? Who ended their sets by knocking over all their equipment and tossing it off the stage, just because it was fun?
Their debut album, simply entitled Tunabunny, was released last year to unanimous, albeit sometimes very confused, acclaim. Renowned critic Everett True had no reservations about the band. He placed it in his top-5 albums of the year, writing, 'This music makes me deliriously happy. It clatters, it splatters, it shatters, it matters.' The band were as surprised as anybody. They went on tour in spring 2011, and people kept telling them how much they liked them. This was also surprising.
They aren't surprised anymore. As the last couple of years have passed, Tunabunny has evolved into what the crummy door guy at the local club would call 'a real band.' Realizing that they could play as well as their heroes, that they could craft heart-stopping melodies, write poetically insightful lyrics, and still have fun, Tunabunny began work on their second album. Minima Moralia is the result. It signals a Tunabunny that is more pop, yet more intense; more accessible, yet more desperate; more comforting, and yet more uncomfortable.
On last year's debut album, Tunabunny was out to destroy rock music. With Minima Moralia
, they intend to redeem it. And with their third album, already in progress, and due sometime in 2012, they are planning to go beyond it."