Sunday, 22 March 2009

It's Frightening

photo by Lucy Hamblin

With a debut album that threw them into indie darling infinity and live shows that are forever discussed by music elite, you can understand how difficult it could be to follow up with album number two. Not quite the case for White Rabbits. 2007's Fort Nightly was an insanely incredible album. Perfectly crafted with every track different from the last and The Specials influences shining through the tropical beats and ska riffs.

So to my delight I discovered that the Rabbits are releasing a new album for Spring. A scheduled date of May 19th 2009 will see It's Frightening enter our lives. Percussion Gun is the first installment I have heard and it is....well, amazing. The opening drum intro is enough to get you hooked. However, the hand claps, dirty bass and haunting vocals might help a little more.

Head over to our friends at RCRDLBL as they have kindly offered Percussion Gun for download. Oh yeah!

MP3: White Rabbits - Percussion Gun

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Tuesday, 3 March 2009


photo via myspace

The best news I have heard all week. Phoenix are back! Those gorgeous, French boys have returned to blasting through my headphones. The new album will be available on May 25th and will slot perfectly in with the other three that have only just managed to come off the repeat button. Entitled Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix, the first installment we can preview for free is the awesome 1901 which reminds us how awesome they really are. Plenty of synthy guitars and heartbreaking vocals from Mr. Mars. This truly is the return of the year.

RCRDLBL MP3: Phoenix - 1901

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