The Belle Jar- Union Station
Mar 5, 2014
In Feb. 2001, Kimya Dawson and Jeffrey Lewis wrote five songs, using only an acoustic guitar and a keyboard, during a visit that Dawson was making in Austin. Less than a year later and across the world in Germany, those five songs became the first songs of The Bundles. Dawson began her solo career touring with The Jeffrey Lewis Band, who expanded the songs off that acoustic guitar and keyboard to include a full band.
The Bundles never took off. Each member of the new band went their separate ways, playing in other bands and working on their solo careers.
Now, after nine years, The Bundles have recorded their first album together. Their self-titled debut features some of those five original songs and others that were created within the few days they were recording. The Bundles have brought their quirky personalities to life in each of the ten songs featured on their debut album, singing about everything from best friends to braces getting locked together. To say the least, anti-folk fans will not be disappointed in the album that has taken The Bundles nearly nine years to record and produce.
Check out The Bundles' song "Pirates Declare War":