One of my favorite albums of all time was put out by a tiny, little-known label out of Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the Fall of 2002. Over the last 10 years, Unbunny (aka Jarid Del Deo) has quietly released a handful of discs, across a parade of indie labels. For the most part, these albums remain unknown... but for the small circle lucky enough to discover them, they are rare treasures. Black Strawberries has long been my most treasured.
In order realize the full subtle beauty of this album, and to (hopefully) introduce it to a whole new group of fans, I believe strongly that Black Strawberries should be fully remastered and pressed, in a limited-edition, as a lovely, thick, 180-gram slab of vinyl.
This project is an effort to release a limited-edition, 180g vinyl LP pressing of Unbunny's Black Strawberries, in an attractive, high-quality package. There will also be an extra-limited "Deluxe Version," featuring special extras, additional artwork and/or customization, hand-numbered and signed by Jarid Del Deo.
Unbunny's music is singular and idiosyncratic, but common comparisons include Harvest-era Neil Young, Elliott Smith, Neutral Milk Hotel, Sparklehorse and Jasons Lytle and Molina. But you really need to listen for yourself. I've posted the opening track to the album, "In A Way," below. Give it a listen, and see if you too get the urge to hear it as God intended: through the deep hum of a warm vinyl groove.
Unbunny - "In A Way" (MP3)