THE END RECORDS announced today details surrounding the forthcoming debut release from Johnston Iowa’s DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS. The release, an EP entitled ‘Simon,’ is currently available for pre-order via THE OMEGA ORDER and will be available digitally and in stores everywhere on January 27th.
The band, which signed with THE END in October of 2008, will be celebrating with an album release show in New York City at Mercury Lounge on January 20th. Tickets for the show will be available at the door.
Details concerning the EP are as follows:
DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS – Simon
CD EP | TE126-2 | The End | 1/27/09
01. Poor Poor Woman with Her Head in the Oven
02. You Say
04. Iâ€™m So Beautiful
06. Same Mistakes
DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS bio:
Go ahead, go down the rabbit hole. You just might find something you like. Iowaâ€™s Dirty Little Rabbits, for example. You may not be able to put your finger on just what it is about the Dirty Little Rabbits that youâ€™re drawn to, but drawn you will beâ€”drawn down, down, down that rabbit hole until youâ€™re enveloped in their eerie, mystical world of soulful drums, haunting organs, shimmering guitars, limber bass lines, and vocals that really get inside your head.
â€œThe beautiful thing about the Rabbits is that everybody in the band sings with their art. And I donâ€™t just mean vocally, I mean musically,â€ explains band mastermind Shawn Crahan. â€œThatâ€™s one of the reasons weâ€™re so unique, because everybody in the band is able to bring their palette with their colors on it and it uniquely fits together. Most people listen to our music and canâ€™t really describe it or put it in a genre other than Dirty Little Rabbits because weâ€™re basically five singers who are all singing our own voice, and painting our own color and at the end itâ€™s dubbed a song and there it is hanging up.â€
It all started in 2007 when Crahan, somewhat reluctantly, laid down some drum tracks for a friend. â€œMy wife encouraged me, so against my wishes I went over and recorded this song and it turned out to be very rewarding. So the next day I was riding a high and my friend called me back up and said, â€˜Hey, you should come back down tonight. I got this guy here you gotta meet, his name is Michael.â€™ And that was Michael Pfaff, who ended up being the keyboard player for the Rabbits.
â€œSo with Michael on a Hammond B3 organ and myself on drums, we started jamming and I knew instantly I had met someone that could be my musical partner.â€ Later, CrahanI was producing a band called Murder of Crows and he, and I was really intrigued by their guitarist, Ty Fyhrie. , because hâ€He had the color that I love in a guitar player,â€ says Crahan.. I wasnâ€™t sure whether or not he was gonna work for the Rabbits, because I didnâ€™t want to just take him out of his band– I donâ€™t believe in that. But Ty wanted give it a shot and when we jammed it worked perfectly.â€
Pfaff then suggested a bassistâ€”Jeff Karnowski. â€œHe throws shapes like no one Iâ€™ve ever seen on bass,â€ explains says Crahan, â€œand I knew instantly he was the right guy.
â€œOver the next several months, we Crahan and Pfaff tried out many singers with no luck. â€œThen I realized that the right person was under our noses the whole time,â€ explains Crahan.. â€œStella Katsoudas is like a sister to me and she shares the exact same pain as I do when it comes to performingâ€”sheâ€™s one of the most talented and creative singers Iâ€™ve ever been able to work with.â€
Katsoudas, better known as Stella Soleil, is the perfect voice for Dirty Little Rabbits. The charismatic and energetic former pop star has just the right personality to front such a unique ensemble.
â€œWhen she came in and did her songs, Michael and I just fell in love and that was itâ€”that was the Dirty Little Rabbits,â€ says Crahan.â€
The next step for the band was finding a home. â€œThe End understands our art, and deciding to sign with them was a no-brainer,â€ says Crahan. â€œThis band is what Iâ€™ve been waiting to do my whole life. I know Iâ€™ll always be true to what I do with art and I know that everyone at The End thinks that way too. I love a lot of bands on The End. Itâ€™s a perfect family and a perfect situation.â€
Dirty Little Rabbitsâ€™ debut for The End Records will be an EP entitled â€˜Simon,â€™ due out January 27, 2009. â€˜Simonâ€™ will be followed by the release of Dirty Little Rabbitsâ€™ debut full-length, the title and release date which have yet to be determined.
DIRTY LITTLE RABBITS is:
Stella Katsoudas (vocals)
Ty Fyhrie (guitars)
Jeff Karnowski (bass)
Shawn Crahan (drums)
Michael Pfaff (organs, keyboards)
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