Dark Bunny is the dream-pop/shoegaze-inspired project of Minneapolis-based singer-songwriter, Emily Youel. Dark Bunny started as a bedroom pop-style solo project in early 2020 but has since blossomed into a four-piece band comprised of Youel (vocals/guitar/synth), Christian Wheeler (lead guitar), Emma Withers (drums), and Karl Schutzle (bass). On February 14, 2022, Dark Bunny's self-titled debut album was released, featuring previously released singles, “Overcast”, “Insomnia”, and “Blur”.
Dark Bunny is a vibe. Their music stings like a hit of nostalgia, sweeping, lush, hazy, filled with epic flourishes and mood; introspective jams for the lovesick, -lorn, -less. Think Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine—something beyond flimsy descriptors: Mazzy Star sharing a rehearsal space with Tamaryn and something else is born, a melting together of sound, style, that could easily soundtrack any city-lights-bleeding-across-the-windshield-of-an-idling-taxi-cab dénouement.