Shunkan – “Paleontologist”

Shunkan are a five-piece band from New Zealand, but they’re led by Marina Sakimoto, who is 21 and from Los Angeles and a really good singer. They sound a whole lot like one of the New Zealand indie bands who would’ve recorded on Flying Nun in the mid-’80s, but thanks to their vocals, they also remind me of Rainer Maria or Waxahatchee. We’ve posted “The Pink Noise,” the title track from the band’s forthcoming debut album. And now they’ve shared “Paleontologist,” a song that builds an extended relationship metaphor out of dinosaurs and the scientists who dig up their bones. Listen to it below.

The Pink Noise is out 11/20 on Art Is Hard Records.

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