Bunny’s A Swine – “Lasell” (Stereogum Premiere)

In a February post on Massachusetts noise-punk trio Young Adults, I mentioned the noteworthy number of impressive 80s and 90s-inspired guitar-rock and punk bands emerging lately in the Western MA area. One band I mentioned was Bunny’s A Swine, a Northampton trio who have been making smart, fuzzy indie rock records since 2009. Over their five years as a band, Bunny’s A Swine’s four full lengths have worked with the trio’s love for moody, urgent storytelling, as translated by the alternating vocals of Emerson Stevens and Candace Clement, who both also play guitar. While the members of Bunny’s A Swine have a knack for sentimental country-inspired ballads, they also seem to be very influenced by the likes of Pavement, Modest Mouse, and the Hold Steady. Below, check out “Lasell,” the third track on their forthcoming LP, Calling Out. It was recorded, mixed and produced by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab in Easthampton, MA, who has recently recorded artists ranging from Chelsea Light Moving and Body/Head to Speedy Ortiz and Aye Nako. Calling Out will be released in June at the Thing in the Spring music festival, via the band’s own label TinyRadars. Until then, their 2011 full-length All Day, All Right (also below) is definitely worth checking out as well.