tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:/posts The Life and Times and Amazing Adventures of DJ Bunny Ears. 2014-05-16T14:53:35Z Eric Johnson tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/692076 2014-05-16T14:49:39Z 2014-05-16T14:53:35Z You are the son/sun that flies.

I've been so slammed with work for the past 6 months that I haven't posted at all. So busy, in fact, that I might officially take a sabbatical from this blog. TBD though. In the meantime, I've been on a Burial kick lately and have to say that I'm constantly so super impressed with his music creations. This came out way back in December, but if you snoozed on it, here's your chance to vibe.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/595223 2013-08-15T21:55:22Z 2013-10-08T17:28:37Z I've lost you now, it's just too bad.

The reason why I love my career - I get to visit the amazing crew at Bank Robber Music for bagels, and then I get to meet the Captured Tracks crew for lunch and become instant friends. Awesome day all around. Huzzah for kindred spirits making radness in the world. 

Check out CT's reissue of all the Cleaners From Venus stuff, including this track "Night Starvation" from On Any Normal Monday. Before there was Ariel Pink, there was this.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/592715 2013-08-05T18:17:39Z 2013-10-08T17:28:07Z Not of this world for you, for me.

Finally jumped aboard the Goat train and so glad I did. The first album is a heck of a journey and now I'm onto their newest single "Dreambuilding". Now it's off for some pillaging of the north seas.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/591583 2013-07-31T16:32:48Z 2013-10-08T17:27:52Z To look out for something you might have.

Been totally life-slammed lately. So this song feels perfect for the frenetic energy of it all. Really digging on these Twin Peaks cats. Check this cut called "Stand In The Sand" from their Sunken album. Nice work Chicago music scene. I miss ya.


And stream Sunken here: http://hypem.com/premiere/twin%20peaks

Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/588357 2013-07-12T16:22:18Z 2013-10-08T17:27:15Z Not since he called from the Tijuana pay-phone.

The Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavelle album keeps growing on me. At first, I thought it was pretty alright. But as I get deeper into it, it really fits into the overall Canon of Kozelek's work. This song in particular, that in so many ways is essentially this beautiful/sad narrative about the upstairs/downstairs nature of immigration & labor, and therefore leads to thoughts of immigration reform and family and belonging and the meaning of "home", and which seems like it comes straight out of a Sam Shepard short story, really sums the whole album up. 

Anyway, long story short - check it out. Here's "Gustavo" off "Perils From The Sea".


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/580746 2013-05-23T18:10:19Z 2013-10-08T17:25:44Z Open up my heart. Tell me if you see some meaning.

I'm (we're) in the midst of some awesome life changes. Stay tuned. In the meantime, the new Deerhunter album couldn't be a more perfect soundtrack to the messy amazingness of a life in good flux. Evolution revolution. Dig this track, "The Missing" off Monomania.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/577999 2013-05-08T16:26:57Z 2013-10-08T17:25:10Z I was reading ingredients, asking myself, should I eat this?

Dude. I absolutely love the new Parquet Courts album, Light Up Gold. It has this Velvets meets Strokes' first album meets Pavement meets Wire meets stoner kids who are all like, whatever, man. This song embodies that whole vibe. Would be fun to be 20 again. For like a day.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/490689 2013-04-25T19:50:11Z 2013-10-08T17:06:31Z This love and affection means so much to me.

Shuggie Otis' "Inspiration Information" just got another re-release as this double album: http://www.allmusic.com/album/inspiration-information-wings-of-love-mw0002487052

Came across this jam "Don't You Run Away", which when I first heard it, thought my computer was playing two different audio sources. Nope. Turns out it was just one lovely track from Mr. Otis. Made my head go all fuzzy. Ariel Pink would kill to have written this. Bet he'll cover it. Dig.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/419926 2013-04-19T16:26:13Z 2013-10-08T16:52:11Z Shine on light.

It'd been a little while since I'd posted any new music as Posthaven was getting itself up and running. All good to go now. So first up is a track off the new Bonobo album, which has been getting a lot of play in my office while I'm working. Solid from start to finish. Particularly digging this track featuring Erykah Badu. 

Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206753 2013-02-27T17:22:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:06Z We get so excited that we can't ever feel any insecurities.

Been in the thick of work and work travel lately, so not much blogged/posted, but I've been listening to tons of new music that I'm very excited about. New albums from Youth Lagoon, Atoms For Peace, Hanni El Khatib, Widowspeak, Inc., Rhye, Yo La Tengo, Foxygen, Fear Of Men, etc. Been particularly digging the new Beach Fossils and I picked up the limited vinyl version at Other Music when I was recently in NYC. Check out this gem. The title track from the new album, Clash The Truth.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206784 2013-02-07T20:21:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:06Z At Last! - DJ Bunny Ears Top 100 Albums of 2012

It's finally here. My top albums list. And yes, it is coming super late, as it always does. But hey, at least I got it in before the Grammy's. And more importantly, I bet I still turn you onto some stuff that was totally off your radar last year. And I only put in the really good stuff, so you know this is a quality list. So without further ado, please enjoy. And let me know if you think I left something off worth sharing. 

DJ Bunny Ears Top 100 Albums of 2012

  1. Flying Lotus Until The Morning Comes
  2. Frank Orange Channel Orange
  3. Tame Impala Lonerism
  4. Chromatics Kill For Love
  5. Peaking Lucifer
  6. The Men Open Your Heart
  7. Kendrick Lamar good kid, M.A.D.D. city
  8. Sigur Rós Valtari
  9. Melody’s Echo Chamber S/T
  10. Dirty Projectors Swing Lo Magellan
  11. Andy Stott Luxury Problems
  12. Spiritualized Sweet Heart Sweet Light
  13. Beach House Bloom
  14. Liars Wixiw
  15. Hot Chip In Our Heads
  16. Lord Huron Lonesome Dreams
  17. Actress R.I.P.
  18. Grizzly Bear Shields
  19. The Walkmen Heaven
  20. Father John Misty Fear Fun
  21. Santigold Master Of My Make Believe
  22. Grimes Visions
  23. alt-J (∆) An Awesome Wave
  24. The xx Coexist
  25. Night Moves Colored Emotions
  26. Poliça Give You The Ghost
  27. Cat Power Sun
  28. Four Tet Pink
  29. Bahamas Barchords
  30. Chilly Gonzales Solo Piano II
  31. Animal Collective Centipede Hz
  32. Matthew Dear Beams
  33. Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras and The Congos Icon Give Thank & Icon Eye
  34. Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
  35. The Shins Port Of Morrow
  36. Willis Earl Beal Acousmatic Sorcery
  37. Thee Oh Sees Putrifiers II
  38. Beachwood Sparks The Tarnished Gold
  39. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes
  40. Divine Fits A Thing Called Divine Fits
  41. Japandroids Celebration Rock
  42. Hospitality S/T
  43. Foxygen Take The Kids Off Broadway
  44. Dan Deacon America
  45. Taken By Trees Other Worlds
  46. Chairlift Something
  47. Dinosaur Jr. I Bet On Sky
  48. Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls
  49. David Byrne & St. Vincent Love This Giant
  50. Miike Snow Happy To You
  51. The Mountain Goats Transcendental Youth
  52. Here We Go Magic A Different Ship
  53. Neighbors Good Luck, Kid
  54. Neneh Cherry & The Thing The Cherry Thing
  55. Burial Kindred EP
  56. Jessie Ware Devotion
  57. Lower Dens Nootropics
  58. Neil Young & Crazy Horse Psychedelic Pill
  59. TOY S/T
  60. The Sea & Cake Runner
  61. El-P Cancer 4 Cure
  62. Lotus Plaza Spooky Action At A Distance
  63. Nick Waterhouse Time’s All Gone
  64. Beak> >>
  65. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros Here
  66. Wild Nothing Nocture
  67. M. Ward A Wasteland Companion
  68. Purity Ring Shrines
  69. DIIV Oshin
  70. Of Monsters And Men My Head Is An Animal
  71. Patrick Watson Adventures In Your Own Backyard
  72. Dr. John Locked Down
  73. Django Django S/T
  74. Bob Dylan Tempest
  75. Godspeed You! Black Emperor ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!
  76. Nosaj Thing Home
  77. King Tuff S/T
  78. How To Dress Well Total Loss
  79. Poolside Pacific Standard Time
  80. Lusine The Waiting Room
  81. Bright Moments Natives
  82. Kareem Riggins Alone Together
  83. Band Of Horses Mirage Rock
  84. Titus Andronicus Local Business
  85. Light Asylum S/T
  86. Moon Duo Circles
  87. Menahan Street Band The Crossing
  88. Tanlines Mixed Emotions
  89. Prinzhorn Dance School Clay Class
  90. The Soft Moon Zeros
  91. Zambri House Of Baasa
  92. Bright Moments Natives
  93. Best Coast The Only Place
  94. Matt & Kim Lightning
  95. Teen In Limbo
  96. METZ S/T
  97. Neil Halstead Palindrome Hunches
  98. Brian Eno LUX
  99. The Tallest Man On Earth There’s No Leaving Now
  100. THEESatifaction AwE NaturalE


Honorable Mentions

  • Jack White Blunderbuss
  • Pinback Information Retrieved
  • Bear In Heaven I Love You, It’s Cool
  • Cloud Nothings Attack On Memory
  • Clinic Free Reign
  • Calexico Algiers
  • AC Newman Shut Down The Streets
  • Ty Segall Twins
  • Clark Iradelphic
  • Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin Instrumental Tourist
  • Efterklang Piramida
  • JJ Doom Key To The Kuffs
  • Rihanna Unapologetic
  • Ty Segall Band Slaugterhouse
  • Kishi Bashi 151A
  • Allah-Las S/T
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow Cobra Juicy
  • Air Le Voyage Dans La Lune
  • Beat Connection The Palace Garden
  • Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
  • Andrew Bird Hands Of Glory
  • Deerhoof Breakup Songs
  • Icky Blossoms S/T
  • Beth Jeans Houghton & The Hooves Of Destiny Yours Truly, Cellophane Nose
  • Swans The Seer
  • Langhorn Slim & The Law The Way We Move
  • Dum Dum Girls End Of Daze EP
  • Leonard Cohen Old Ideas
  • Lonely Drifter Karen Poles
  • Woods Bend Beyond
  • The Magnetic Fields Love At The Bottom Of The Sea
  • The Lumineers S/T
  • Lambchop Mr. M
  • First Aid Kit The Lion’s Roar
  • Gonjasufi Muzzle
  • Jonti Twirligig
  • Leila U&I
  • MC Yogi Pilgramage
  • Ramona Falls Prophet
  • Gary Clark Jr. Blak And Blu
  • Owen Marshall The Naked Truth
  • Damon Albarn Dr. Dee
  • Chet Faker Thinking In Textures
  • The Heavy The Glorious Dead
  • Gaslamp Killer Breakthrough
  • Kool Head Black Wave
  • Bloc Party Four
  • El Perro Del Mar Pale Fire
  • MNDR Feed Me Diamonds
  • Mumford & Sons Babel
  • Poor Moon S/T
  • The Presets Pacifica
  • The Raveonettes Observator
  • Robert Pollard Jack Sells The Cow
  • Two Door Cinema Club Beacon
  • Pop Levi Medicine
  • Two Fingers Stunt Rhythms
  • Nas Life Is Good
  • Ellie Goulding Halcyon
  • The Fresh & Onlys Long Slow Dance
  • Holograms S/T
  • Mac Demarco Mac Demarco 2
  • The Soft Pack Strapped
  • Calvin Harris 18 Months
  • Chad Valley Young Hunger
  • Sinkane Mars
  • James Yorkston I Was A Cat From A Book
  • JJAMZ Suicide Pact
  • K-Holes Dismania
  • Kate Miller-Heidke Nightflight
  • Metric Sythentica
  • Pop Etc. S/T
  • Delicate Steve Positive Force
  • The Flaming Lips The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends
  • Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band One Of My Kind
  • The 2 Bears Be Strong
  • Com Truise In Decay
  • Passion Pit Gossamer
  • Oberhofer Time Capsules II
  • Ty Segall & Mikal Cronin Reverse Shark Attack
  • The Vaccines Come Of Age
  • Sqaurepusher Ufabulum


Compilations, Reissues, Soundtracks, 12”s

  • V/A Personal Space
  • V/A Kayne West presents G.O.O.D. Music: Cruel Summer
  • John Maus A Collection Of Rarities And Previously Unreleased Material
  • Blur “21” box set
  • Dump NYC Tonight
  • Vis-à-Vis Obi Agye Me Dofo
  • Simigwa Gyedu-Blay Ambolley
  • V/A Loving On The Flipside
  • The Funkees Dancing Time
  • George Danquah Hot And Jumpy
  • Afro Funk Body Music
  • V/A Original Raw Soul III
  • V/A Spiritual Jazz Vol. 3
  • V/A Songs On Conceptual Art
  • V/A Ecstasy
  • Every Mississippi Records release in 2012
  • Every NowAgain Records release in 2012



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206818 2013-01-31T20:28:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:07Z I'll do anything. Don't you want me to?

Getting my Lee Hazelwood vibes on today via the new duets album from Binki Shapiro & Adam Green. All original songs - pretty solid throughout. Check this gem "If You Want Me To".


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206843 2013-01-25T20:08:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:07Z Follow you, you'll follow me.

Song of the day from album of the week. "Letter of Intent" by Ducktails of their new album, The Flower Lane. It's out next week on Domino. Dreamy stuff.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206850 2013-01-10T17:13:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:07Z Don't be afraid, it won't hurt, it's only water.

Just going through all my music from last year to make sure that I haven't missed anything. Came across this Bright Moments album called "Natives" that I remember liking but that had gotten lost in the mix of everything else aliong the way. So I had a relisten and recalled why I dig it. He plays with Beirut and Arcade Fire, among others, which you'll recognize immediately. Check out this track that is titled after my hometown, Milwaukee. Good stuff. This'll make the Top 100 list, for sure.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206856 2013-01-07T23:05:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:07Z "Have to believe in your self and free your soul."

Happy 2013 all. My top albums of 2012 list is on the way. Hang tight. In the meantime, check out one of the tracks I've been digging for a little while from Foxygen, off their upcoming album, 'We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace and Magic'. Called "Shuggie". Here's to great things in 2013.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206894 2012-11-23T19:54:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:08Z I'd ask you where the times goes, you don't know where the time goes.

Not sure if it's a function of age, or being a new-ish father, but lately I've been really prone to nostalgia, sentimentality and oversensitivity to awareness of the nonstop march of time. As such, I was going through new music that I've gotten recently and came across this song from the title track of the Brooklyn band Neighbors new album "Good Luck, Kid". Song of the day, for sure.

P.S. Happy black Friday. I suggest doing something meaningful to help counter all the shallowness going on in the country right now. 


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206903 2012-11-01T23:10:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:08Z I can give him hope/you are running water.

I still really miss the heck out of the band, Broadcast. And more importantly, RIP Trish. In the meantime this little band, Melody's Echo Chamber, is doing a heck of a job filling that vacuum. Hands-down song of the day from album of the week. "Endless Shore" from their S/T.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206939 2012-10-09T21:51:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:08Z I know a place where we can go and you can get back on your feet, boy.

Been traveling a lot the last few weeks and so haven't made much time to post new music but I just wanted to share an album that's been a good traveling companion - the new Taken By Trees. It's called Other Worlds and it's super dreamy, gentle and lovely. Good stuff when you're dealing with the stresses of the mundanity of life. Here's one of my favorite tracks called "Dreams". Let its sweetness wash over you.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206942 2012-09-18T03:06:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:08Z For earth, peace.

I've said it before and I'll say it again - Four Tet consistently makes some of the most amazing, beautiful music out there and he's flying under a lot of people's radar these days. Finally picked up his last album, Pink, and though it's essentially a collection of vinyl-only singles, it is no less awesome as a complete work. This particular track, Peace For Earth, doesn't necessarily reflect the rest of the album, but it stands out to me as something so out of music-fashion in many ways and perhaps even the more lovelier for charting it's own course.

Also, be sure to check out his recent remix of Neneh Cherry & The Thing's "Dream Baby Dream". It's gnarly.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206959 2012-09-03T21:33:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z Let us sing this happy song.

Back from a little pre-birthday event of two amazing and highly valued weeks in the Exuma Islands of the Bahamas with my wife and son and good friends. Had a little drama with a gnarly concussion to begin the stay and then catching the edge of the tropical storm that would eventually become Hurricane Issac but overall, it was absolutely incredible.

Had picked up this awesome Frkwys vinyl (Vol.9) featuring Sun Araw, M. Geddes Gengras and The Congros, right before I left for the trip. The blown-out, sun-soaked, lazy dub vibes of this release felt right in line with the trip. Check out this jam called "Happy Song".


Sending good vibes out to those who endured/are enduring the wrath of Hurricane Isaac.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206964 2012-08-10T15:45:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z Oh what a web I have woven myself in.

The Poliça album, Give You The Ghost, has been out for a little bit and though I had slept on it for awhile, I'm now fully immersed. It's absolutely amazing from start to finish. Hauting, beautiful, tender, rough. Check out this dub-esque jem called "I See My Mother".



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206967 2012-08-09T21:22:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z Please tell my brain every thought is the same.

Post-Lolla finally, and catching up. The new/upcoming Dan Deacon album, America, is amazing. Easily this jam ("True Thrush") gets song of the day from album of the week. Thanks Mr. Deacon.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206978 2012-07-24T17:00:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z There is an answer; I haven't found it.

The new Dirty Projectors has more or less been on repeat for the last few weeks and "Dance For You" is hands-down the song of the day from album of the week. Quite sure that Swing Lo Magellan will be in the Top 10 Albums of 2012 for me. This one goes out to my son & wife. I'll always dance for you.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206983 2012-07-19T22:23:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z Muscle to muscle and toe to toe the fear has gripped me but here I go.

Been listening to the heck out of alt-J (∆)'s album, An Amazing Wave. You can stream the whole thing plus more via the link below and in the meantime, check out this jam.


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206987 2012-07-18T18:04:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z There were hunting hounds by the palace grounds, believe me.

I've been listening attentively to this album from Miike Snow since it came out and I should've featured a track a long time ago for "song of the day from album of the week". Better late than never. The whole album is solid. Check this jam out. 


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/207002 2012-07-10T19:13:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:09Z Dream, baby, dream, forever.

Neneh Cherry & The Thing's "The Cherry Thing" album has blown my mind. One of the best collborations I have heard in a long, long time. Their cover of Suicide's Dream Baby Dream absolutely kills it. Song of the day from album of the week. Easily. Check. 


Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/207019 2012-07-02T19:51:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:10Z Sit on the shoulder, work with the sea.

Picked this up on vinyl at Other Music the week I was in NYC. Came with a limited edition flexidisc. Hands-down the album of the week. Working its way to album of the year. Peaking Lights "Lucifer". Check out this song, Cosmic Tides.

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Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/207034 2012-06-25T20:40:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:10Z How Do I Know If I Love You.

So I'm a little behind on posting as I've been participating in four different music events/conferences over the last three weeks. One in Chicago and then traveled to Nashville and NYC for the others. But I'm finally back in action at work and getting caught up. So let's get onto some music.

Unlike their first two albums, it took a little longer to get into this newest Here We Go Magic album, A Different Ship. For whatever reason, it just didn't entirely click with me - until now - and now I can't get enough. Kind of reminds me of what might come if Paul Simon was jamming with the Feelies in 1987 in Hoboken. It's awesome. Real lazy and laid back at times, at others, jangly, jittery sublime pop. Definitely worth a listen. Sort of sounds like this New Jersey sunset looks. Dig this track, How Do I Know.




Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/207040 2012-06-08T02:25:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:10Z Straight to your heart.

I'm pretty sure that for his new album, Twin Shadow jumped back in time to 1985 and proceeded to make the best album of that year and of 2012. Listening to my promo copy right now. Blows me away. Get ready people, this is legit. I've been obssessed with ' Five Seconds' for sometime now and it's hands-down song of the day from (upcoming) album of the week. And Confess is already making a run for album of the year. Rad.



Eric Johnson
tag:djbunnyears.posthaven.com,2013:Post/206733 2012-06-01T15:16:00Z 2013-10-08T16:05:05Z Like shadows will leave when the time comes.

Forest Fire's album, Staring At The X, on Fat Cat Records, has been out since last fall but it somehow got lost in the woods for me until just recently. And now I find myself listening to it quite a lot. Glad it found its way out. The whole album is worth a listen. This track should give you a sense of it.



Eric Johnson