It’s Never Too Late: Part 1 – SECRET SONGS [NOBUNNY]

So it’s the end of the year and I realize, damn I never got a chance to write about some things that are truly the shit – highly deserving of some KLYAMing. That’s where I am right now – screw professional journalism with its timeliness. It’s nice to sit or bop around with stuff for a bit and truly enjoy. It’s too easy to be all key pounding XXXXXXXXXXXXXX after a day of listening. So you’ll be seeing some posts like these – replacing year end lists, for me anyway.

NOBUNNY – “Secrets Songs” – LP

LABEL: Goner Records

If y’all haven’t noticed over the past four years, we’ve got that perpetual NOBUNNY fever. And we’re hoping it’s contagious! For far longer than our fervor, Nobunny’s graced the world of music with his gold glove of rock ‘n roll – performance and sound recording. Cassettes, CDRs, vinyl singles, full length’s, he’s done it all. Love Visions (2008) is the release that set the underground punk/garage world afire, a powerful enough LP that makes the squarest of triangles rip out a mic, karaoke, and create demented sounds all whilst making Double Bubble salesmen lose their hat. In other words, buy that LP if you haven’t. And then there’s Raw Romance (2009) a grab bag of largely tenderly menacing acoustic recordings from bunnyman who can, yes, do it all. And I fondly remember jotting stuff down about First Blood, almost analyzing it. To be a kid again. Shoulda just wrote ‘FUNNER THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE’ – ’cause a good 40 months later I’m motorheading and blowing dumb like it was new. All the wonderful records have this timeless quality, yup here I say it: Secret Songs is a sweet package deal like its predecessors.

I don’t know why deconstructing Nobunny is a joyous celebration for a guy like me – it is a mystery that I compare to a journey, destination unknown. Secret Songs was recorded by several individuals in various locations spread throughout the land (props to these familiar folks) – all tunes written and performed by the lone Bun man. That alone is more than impressive, but his references sweep in and out of early rock ‘n roll, speedy PUNK, bubblegum garage, you name it. Yet as I say time and time again, there’s nobody like NOBUNNY – that discernible figure screams, whistles, adds a lil Australian vocally, covers The Kids of Widney High. I could go on and on about lil parts here and there in each tune or that fine insert – lyrics, most in pen on ole white lined, these kinda personal touches that make Secret Songs what it is. If ya got a mind and soul congenial for sounds that are everyday, no day, warm, rotten. I’m not much a dude for same ole same ole musically, modern rock ‘n roll’s DIY master Nobunny ain’t about that either. Tell a friend, this is for REAL!

A1. Bye Bye Roxie – Yes!!!!!!
A2. True Vulture – Yes!!!!!
A3. Pretty Girls – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A4. Trouble In Mind – YES!!!!!
A5. It’s Pathetic – YES!!!!!!!!!!
A6. Lizard Liars – YES!!!!!!!!!!
A7. Rotten Sweet Tooth – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B1. Do The Stooge – YES!!!!!!!!!!
B2. My Blank Space – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!
B3. Little Bo Bitch – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B4. Red Light Love – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B5. The Birthday Girl – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B6. Buried In A Bong – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B7. Lovin Lovin You – YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



NOBUNNYYYYY IS COMING BACK TO BOSTON!!! The sick folks over at Illegally Blind are throwing up this spectacular show and whaddya know Madison’s finest The Hussy (first Boston show!) are joining forces with the bunnyman too! An epic night to be had, HAVE IT!

Nobunny + The Hussy @ Middle East Upstairs on Tuesday, February 4, 2014.  More details cumming soon! Right now just revel in this early Christmas present

New Music Video: Nobunny – “I Was On (The Bozo Show)”

Check out the new music video from our favorite masked musician, Mr. Nobunny himself! The video is for one of my all time favorite Nobunny cutz, “I Was On (The Bozo Show),” the final track off of thee classic LP First Blood (2010, Goner). It’s a new video, but it was shot in 2011 and directed by Jason Willis. Whachu talkin’ bout Willis? This is what I’m talking about. Enjoy!


No Mirror
Yo Yo, one of our top cats, err bunnies, Nobunny! is racing around the country this November,so be sure to catch him when he hits your town.

Tour Dates:
Wednesday October 30, 2013 San Francisco, CA @ The Elbo Room
Thurdsay October 31, 2013 Oakland, CA @ The Stork Club
Friday, November 01, 2013 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echoplex
Saturday, November 02, 2013 Tucson, AZ @ Night of the Living Fest
Sunday, November 03, 2013 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Monday, November 04, 2013 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Dallas, TX @ Bryan Street Tavern
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
Thursday, November 07, 2013 Memphis, TN @Hi-Tone Cafe
Friday, November 08, 2013 Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
Saturday, November 09, 2013 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Sunday, November 10, 2013 Milwaukee, WI @ Miramar Theatre
Monday, November 11, 2013 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Thursday, November 14, 2013 Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
Friday, November 15, 2013 Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid Cabaret
Saturday, November 16, 2013 Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
Sunday, November 17, 2013 Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Portland, OR @ Backspace
Friday, November 22, 2013 Eureka, CA @ The Ink Annex

No Boston :(, but fear not, for Nobunny has an album coming out this month (10/15 on Goner!), so I feel confident that the Bunnyman will be gracing us with his presence soon enough. I sure hope so.

WATCH: Nobunny – “Eat It” & More on Jam In the Van

Watch Nobunny and crew tear it up on Jam In the Van. This is for fans of Nobunny, Weird Al, GG Allin, and all around good times. No fonies, No foolies, Nobunny, No problems. So, sit back and enjoy Nobunny’s rendition of “Eat It.”

And more!:
“Hippy Witch”:
“Gone For Good”:

Funny Nobunny Interview!

Let’s lighten things up with a funny Nobunny interview. Watch as Nobunny discusses his preference to stay pantless, a shitty show at the Cake Shop, and knowing when you’ve touched too much aka “crossed the line.”