Exclusive Download: White Rabbits Return with Groovy 'Temporary'
I love White Rabbits. I’m so excited they are coming out with a new album and they’re playing during SXSW! They also played at ACL in 2010 (warning: autoplay), but I was following SPEAK at the time and had to missed them because they played at the same time.
I need redemption because the last time I saw them perform, I found out some bummer news. Yeah, that kinda sucked, but I still enjoyed the show, which you can read in my review for Red River Noise.
Concert Review: White Rabbits at the Independent
Originally published on April 20, 2010
My apprehension before White Rabbits hit the stage at The Independent was with the recent album It’s Frightening. It sounded too much like a Spoon album. But being produced by Spoon’s main songwriter Britt Daniel, this was not a surprise. Anyway, my point is that I had low standards for the newer material. I was worried that there would be a disappointing contrast between both albums in a live setting. And I was wrong. So so wrong.
And I also did a quick interview with one of the drummers.
Q&A Interview: White Rabbits
Originally published on April 12, 2010
A blogosphere favorite, Brooklyn’s White Rabbits have parlayed their reputation for high-energy performances into airplay on NPR and slots on the Late Show with David Letterman.
The band’s debut, 2007’s Fort Nightly, garnered high praise from tastemakers like Pitchfork and the A.V. Club, which lead to tours with more veteran indie bands (The Walkmen, Kaiser Chiefs). It was a month-long tour with Spoon that motivated the band to ask uber-cool-guy Britt Daniel to produce White Rabbits’ follow up, 2009’s It’s Frightening.
The band is currently on tour with Here We Go Magic. Drummer Matt Clark took a break from the grind to answer some questions about playing live, making a music video and bleeding profusely from the nose.