Pitchfork Media 8.1 [On] Fort Nightly, White Rabbit deliver the whole package straight away... “It's
a great debut for a band with an impressive, distinctive sound”
Pitchfork Media “Playlisted” http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/page/forkcast/43057-the-weeks-best
NPR Song of the Day “The Plot” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=10254991
The Village Voice - “Exuberant Brooklyn rock with no fuzzy distance, either sonic or ironic” http://www.villagevoice.com/music/0721,westhoff,76711,22.html
Pitchfork Media – “Forkcasted” “KID ON MY SHOULDERS” “The song’s dark sway is tough to get out of your head, but it’s hard to imagine wanting to get it out of there anyway.”
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 “the Plot” "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 “The Duck” 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 “Tourist Trap”, tragic mothers “Navy Wives”, and restrained, but no less awkward domestic disputes, with the first single, “The Plot”.
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 Nightly’s opening track “Kid On My Shoulders” as it thunders to it's conclusion. White Rabbit’s penchant for more tropical excursions such as on “I Used to Complain Now I Don’t”, featuring the horns of Beirut’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 glass…
8.25 Ithaca, NY Cornell University w/ The National
9.6 Poughkeepsie, NY Vasser College
9.7 Pittsburgh, PA Club Cafe
9.8 Columbus, OH Carabar
9.9 Dekalb, IL House Cafe
9.10 Saint Louis, MO Off Broadway
9.11 Columbia, MO Mojo's
9.12 Lawrence, KS Jackpot
9.15 Red Rocks, CO Monolith Festival
9.18 Dallas, TX House of Blues w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.19 Houston, TX Warehouse w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.21 Nashville, TN City Hall w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.22 Atlanta, GA The Roxy w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.24 Chicago, IL The Metro w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.25 Detroit, MI Majestic Theater w/ Kaiser Chiefs
9.29 NYC Beacon Theater w/ Kaiser Chiefs
Tokyo Police Club:
10.18 Seattle, WA Neumos w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.19 Portland, OR Doug Fir w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.22 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.23 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater w/ Tokyo Police Club
10.24 Pomona, CA The Glass House w/ Tokyo Police Club
More dates to be announced soon!