On September 23rd, The Bunny Gang will release their second full length album titled Thrive via Hardline Entertainment. The Bunny Gang consist of Floggin Molly bassist, Nathen Maxwell and he’s sharing his new song “The Reckoning”, off his new 11 track album Thrive. Grab the song on the homepage & read more on the album & song here…
You can download the new The Bunny Gang song “The Reckoning” for FREE on our home page, under the MP3 Leak of the Week section on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday August 9th, 2014.
The Bunny Gang – “The Reckoning”
“The Reckoning” Background:
The 11-track album, titled Thrive, was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX with Producer Ryan Hewitt (Sheryl Crow, and The Avett Brothers). It is the band’s first full-length release since 2009’s White Rabbit, and introduces newcomer Nat Lorn-Nelson, who now sings and plays lead guitar for The Bunny Gang, alongside front-man and Flogging Molly bassist Nathen Maxwell.
As for the new song “The Reckoning”, Nathen tells The Pier: “The Reckoning is a pro-peace rally cry and a warning to those who seek profit from war!”
The new album, out on Hardline Entertainment, is said to be a personal and poignant cross-over into the genres of punk, rock and reggae. Ultimately, anybody who takes this ride with The Bunny Gang will feel that progression. “Life, art, and music are all evolution,” Nathen says, and it sounds like there’s a new era on the rise for The Bunny Gang.
The Bunny Gang Background:
Nathen Maxwell has the word Revolution tattooed prominently on his left wrist. However, It’s more than just a word for The Bunny Gang frontman and Flogging Molly bassist.
“It’s a sign of what time it is,” he affirms. “Revolution must be peaceful, nonviolent, and conscious. I think it can mean something different to everybody though. There can be a million interpretations, and that’s the wonderful thing about it.”
The Bunny Gang’s sophomore full-length Thrive stands built on creative revolution. The Bunny Gang organically strut between alternative, folk, punk, and reggae. In order to stir up the eleven songs comprising the album, the gang retreated to Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, TX with producer Ryan Hewitt [Sheryl Crow, The Avett Brothers]. Tapping into an indescribable chemistry, the entire offering was cut in less than a week.
“The name comes from a punk rock crew I grew up with in the South Bay of Los Angeles called The Original Bunny Gang or OBG PUNX. After playing with several great musicians, including my father Maxwell and my first ever bandmate Mike Peralta, in 2012, I met an amazing hearted and like- minded human being in Nat Lort-Nelson. He was the glue. There’s a deep history, and we share a philosophical outlook. We believe art should say something.”
Ultimately, anybody who takes this ride with The Bunny Gang will feel that progression. “Life, art, and music are all evolution,” he concludes. It sounds like revolution is just up ahead for The Bunny Gang.
Huge thanks again to The Bunny Gang for allowing us to share new song “The Reckoning” to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for free and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti
Watch: The Bunny Gang – “The Reckoning” (SSV Lab)