Electric Bunnies- Chewing Gum 7". This single is gonna be a tough one to top this year. That fucking good. When the first Bunnies single came out, I dug it, but was wondering if it was just a fluke. Well it turns out it wasn’t as all four songs on this are just as perfect. "Chewing Gum" is the simplest song ever and it’s absolutely beautiful in its distillation of the pop form. Vocals sound half-asleep, guitar jangles and buries a simple hook right between your ears with precision and the rhythm lulls you into a dreamy-state. Perfect. "Love Radiation" is garagey and subtly punk, and again, nothing complex but still absolutely arresting. Medium-fi, deliciously chewy, slightly frantic pacing, some restrained passion on the vocals, less-is-more rhythm section, a guitar solo that sounds like one strum of feedback perfectly placed in the song. B-Side is just as good good and serves a couple curveballs that keep you coming back. “The Stranger" might be the best cut here and that's saying a lot. Ethereal almost, primitive psych-punk tune with spoken word vox, a little sitar-esque guitar noodling, a vague whispering synth warble, a slowly plucked bass line with off kilter snare drumming that totally works. This single shows diverse approaches that are nonchalantly well-executed and maintain a similarly exciting spirit. Can’t wait for their next release.