Lunchbox: Lunchbox Loves You  CD/LP   (Jigsaw Records)

Release date: August 12th, 2014

Lunchbox - Lunchbox Loves You CD/LP


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Bio: Chris Mac of Jigsaw Records was totally thrilled to be able to release the debut Birds Of California album, since he was a big fan of Lunchbox. So, you can imagine Chris's glee when Tim Brown & Donna McKean told him they were changing their name BACK to Lunchbox, and asked if Jigsaw would release that album! This is pure bubblegum pop with lots of dreampop influence - imagine if Rocketship were covering '60s AM radio classics to get a feel of where Lunchbox are coming from.

There was a time in the mid to late 90's when indie-pop was king and bands like Dressy Bessy, The Apples In Stereo, and The Cardigans all had their toes dug into the sand and their sights set on writing that radio hit to make them stars so they could grab even more of the sun to infuse into their pop. It's hard to even imagine that Lunchbox could top their amazing 1999 album "Magic Of Sound," but they've managed to do that with this batch of instant classics.

It's rare for a band to craft their best record 15+ years into their career, but that is exactly what Lunchbox has done here. And to make things even more exciting, this is also being released on red vinyl - the second (but not last) LP Jigsaw has ever pressed. If you are a total indie-pop nerd you might recognize Tim Brown and Donna McKean's name recently as part of the new fuzz-pop super-band Hard Left which also features Mike Schulman (Slumberland Records, Black Tambourine) and Stewart Anderson (Boyracer, Steward, and too many more to even list).

RIYL: Dressy Bessy, Apples In Stereo, the Cardigans, Rocketship, Aislers Set