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Lunchbox Shares New Single/Video “I’m Yours, You’re Mine” – New Album “Pop and Circumstance” due May 10th via Slumberland Records

April 21, 2024

Lunchbox Shares New Single/Video “I’m Yours, You’re Mine”

New Album “Pop and Circumstance” due May 10th via Slumberland Records

Oakland’s longest-running bubblegum popsters Lunchbox have such a sure way with a tune that after 30 years and countless releases we’re almost not surprised when they come up with a new album of smashes. Yet, here we are with their latest single “I’m Yours, You’re Mine,” a stomping piece of junkshop soul replete with a relentless dance beat, melodic keys, and a wicked fuzz bass breakdown. It’s the perfect mix of 70s AM radio, 80s mod revival and timeless power-pop of any decade you might choose and a swell taster for their new album, Pop and Circumstance.

Oakland, CA mainstays Lunchbox are back with Pop and Circumstance, an explosive new album drawing on influences that span the breadth of 60 years of guitar pop. Besides its obvious debt to the hard end of the 1970s UK mod-revival and the jangle of 1980s British indiepop, the record proclaims Lunchbox’s continued allegiance to the 1960s/70s Southern California pop sensibility and love for the classic AM radio pop single.

Over the course of their thirty year career Lunchbox have always impressed with their ability to mine gold from the ore of pop history, with an almost psychedelic ability to wed meticulous songcraft to adventurous home studio experimentation. It’s a strategy that always keeps Lunchbox sounding contemporary and vital, and this terrific new record shows them at their best.

From the bubblegum mod of “Dinner for Two” to the junkshop soul of “Love for Free” to the Who-adjacent power-pop of “Summer’s Calling” and the horn-driven grooves of “Is this Real?,” Pop and Circumstance exhibits a band in full control of their powers and twisting the history of pop into compelling new shapes. Bursting with catchy tunes, locked-in harmonies and earworm choruses, Pop and Circumstance is Lunchbox’s most infectious love-letter to the pop song yet.

The new single “I‘m Yours, You’re Mine” is the perfect pop masterpiece, this jaunty composition hits immediately with this infectious uplifting drive. This refreshing arrangement combines sincerity, a sense of urgency and this completely dazzling atmosphere that lifts the journey and pulls in the audience to appreciate the experimental layers of this triumphant masterpiece. Lunchbox has released a track that ignites this passionate appeal to remain a timeless classic, it could have been released 20 years ago, or it could be released 20 years from now, but the appeal will remain the same, it’s addictive and affirming.

The vivacious character that each musician portrays in the new release stirs this pure excitement for the rest of the tracks on their forthcoming record, the quality is unmatched, and the energy is inspiring.

US Tour Dates

May 16 – San Jose, CA – Jade Cathay w/Torrey, Natasha Sandworms & Softie
May 17 – Santa Cruz, CA – Subrosa Community Space w/Torrey 
May 18 – San Francisco, CA – Make Out Room w/Torrey & Seablite
May 23 – Los Angeles, CA – Permanent Records w/Torrey & Mo Dotti
May 24 – Oxnard, CA – The Showroom w/Torrey
May 25 – Carlsbad, CA – Gonzo! Ramen w/Torrey
Jun 01 – Portland, OR – Turn Turn Turn w/Field Drums & Field School
Jun 08 – Oakland, CA – The Oakland Weekender at Thee Stork Club

Track Listing

Dinner For Two
I’m Yours, You’re Mine
Summer’s Calling
Different Tune
Love For Free
Don’t Wait Too Long
This World
Is This Real?
Heaven Only Knows
Time Won’t Lie
New Year
All Around The World

https://tim-and-donna-lunchbox.bandcamp.com/album/pop-and-circumstance

https://slumberlandrecs.lsnto.me/pop-and-circumstance

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