Release Date: May 22, 2007
Record label: Say Hey
Genre(s): Indie, Rock
Vague recollections of a surreal 1940s movie scene eddy up. Six musicians enter a room, take their seats, and begin to play...six different pieces of music. They stop, look at each other, nod, and begin playing again...all different songs. They exchange sheet music, but cacophony still ensues. The ….
With a name like White Rabbits, you might expect this sextet's music to be full of studio tricks and flashy gimmickry. On the contrary, the New York band's debut reveals no frills or fluff under the Rabbits' hats, just solidly constructed and deeply melodic rock music. It's an energetic and rhythmic set, marked by lockstep drum and bass grooves and some stylistic nods to ska and calypso.