Unbunny is a hard band to pin down. In fact, it took Cheryl Waters years to get the project, helmed by current Seattle resident Jarid del Dio, into the KEXP studio. Not that del Dio was holed up or hiding out, but his releases have been fairly sporadic and he’s moved coasts from time to time. The wry pop songs on Moon Food, his fifth release in fifteen years, will continue to remind listeners of Elliott Smith and Neil Young, but he’s achieved his most fully realized album to date. In keeping with previous releases, the songs are short and stylistically varied, though mostly light and fragile, while the lyrics are clever, dark, self-deprecating but never cynical.
As if making up for lost time, Jarid del Dio performed a couple of songs from the new album plus a few older ones and an as yet unreleased song called “From the Start.” Check out the videos from the session now: