NPR Song of the Day â€œThe Plotâ€ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10254991
The Village Voice – â€œExuberant Brooklyn rock with no fuzzy distance, either sonic or ironicâ€ http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0721,westhoff,76711,22.html
Music Week (UK) – Named #2 band at SXSW “There is something quite brilliant about the New York outfit….(who) manage to make the coolest of melodies sound utterly effortless.”
Spin Magazine MIX June 07 â€œthe Plotâ€ “An indie-pop soul raver with a non stop beat, atmospheric violin interlude, and roucous whoo-oh-oh refrain the give the Style Council an open-throated heartland shove.”
Named One of the 4 Bands to Watch in 2007 in the Onion A.V. Club !!
White Rabbits come to NYC via the arid plains of the Mid West. Although they have been in The City for just over a year they have, in that sort interval, managed to catch the attention of Say Hey Records and producer Chris Zane (Calla, Asobi Seksu, Les Savy Fav) with their stellar songwriting ability and instrumental aplomb.
Lead by dual vocalists, Greg Roberts (Guitar / Vox) and Steve Patterson (Piano / Vox), the 6 piece is rounded out by Alex Even (Guitar / Vox), Adam Russell (Bass), Matt â€œThe Duckâ€ Clark (Drums) and Jamie Levinson (Percussion). With a certain joie de vive, playfulness and charm White Rabbits thematically evoke the more decadent and bygone era of days spent on the green, old cinemas â€œTourist Trapâ€, tragic mothers â€œNavy Wivesâ€, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, â€œThe Plotâ€.
Added to their arsenal are 3 part vocal harmonies that texture the album throughout. White Rabbits even
showcase the occasional group chant, best exampled on Fort Nightlyâ€™s opening track â€œKid On My Shouldersâ€ as it thunders to it’s conclusion. White Rabbitâ€™s penchant for more tropical excursions such as on â€œI Used to Complain Now I Donâ€™tâ€, featuring the horns of Beirutâ€™s (Jon Natchez), are, at times, reminiscent of The Specials or Madness.
The band also has a keen ear for the occasional cover song, and the old instrument switcheroo on stage.
Anyone who has had the chance to see White Rabbits live will be able to attest first hand to the joy and
effervescence that they exude on stage. True camaraderie in fact. Their sets have gained the band a large
and growing audience and led them to share bills with Peter Bjorn & John, The Walkmen, Richard Swift
and others. A full tour is planned for the late spring as well.
White Rabbits have succeeded in realizing a tremendously vibrant and creative debut record with Fort
Nightly. They communicate joy without being cloying or saccharine sweet, and the listeners could easily
find themselves clapping along to any one of the darker moments. White Rabbits combine style and
panache, both musical and personal, for a thoroughly fresh and unexpected experience. This is certainly
one to follow though the looking glassâ€¦
10.13 Denver @ Larimar Lounge w/ DataRock
10.14 Salt Lake City @ Kirby Court
10.17 Spokana, WA @ Empyrean Coffee House
10.18 Seattle, WA @ Neumos w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.19 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.21 San Francisco @ The Fillmore w/ The Pogues
10.22 Las Vegas @ Beauty Bar w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.23 Los Angeles @ El Rey Theater w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.24 Fullerton, CA @ Cal State Fullerton (Noon Show)
10.24 Pomona, CA The Glass House w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.26 San Diego @ Beauty Bar w/ The Drowning Men
10.27 Phoenix @ Ruby Room
10.30 Austin @ The Mohawk
11.1 Dallas @ The Cavern
11.2 Shreveport, LA @ Jackrabbit Lounge
11.3 New Orleans @ One-Eyed Jacks
11.4 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Lounge
11.6 Atlanta @ The Earl
11.7 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
11.9 Washington DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel