“Songs that manage to be happy and haunting all at once” FILTER
"Singh and Laurent have an easy way with large but unexpected arrangements, bouncing from banjo, trumpet, xylophone, and clarinet, sometimes within the same song" UNDER THE RADAR
"Like Grizzly Bear and Mercury Rev taking drugs yet to be invented, the band's music draws on the delicacy of chamber instruments"
“Pepper Rabbit makes swinging pop that sounds like the result of a raid on Sufjan Steven’s instrument stash” FILTER
“From trumpets, accordions, banjos, ukulele, and even the piano – these guys can and do play it all. How would we describe the sound? Avant-garde folk would be a good place to start.” KEXP
“This is a joyful album” PopMatters
Los Angeles duo Pepper Rabbit is thrilled to announce upcoming west coast tour dates, where they will be supporting Ra Ra Riot and post SXSW dates with Miniature Tigers. Following the October 2010 release of their debut album, Beauregard, on Kanine Records, Pepper Rabbit spent the fall touring the US with Cotton Jones, hitting CMJ, followed by a trek across Canada with Rural Alberta Advantage, and then finishing out the year on the west coast supporting Passion Pit and Freelance Whales.
Xander Singh and Luc Laurent originally met in Boston, where the two began making music together. They then recorded their debut LP, Beauregard, in New Orleans, and chose to make their live debut in India before settling in Los Angeles. Recently, the band has earned high praises from both peers and press, receiving coverage in Under The Radar, Seattle’s KEXP, New York’s WNYC, Blackbook and a feature in FILTER.
Pepper Rabbit's live performances are done as a trio, treating listeners to a kaleidoscopic tapestry of sound, created with an array of instruments ranging from ukulele to clarinet, pounding rhythms and heavy synths.
Upcoming 2011 Tour Dates
1/22 - Harlows - Sacramento, CA*
1/23 - Gundlach Bundschu Winery - Sonoma, CA*
1/25 - WOW Hall - Eugene, OR*
1/26 - Hawthorne - Portland, OR*
1/27 - Neumos - Seattle, WA*
3/23 - Low Brow - El Paso, TX**
3/24 - The Rhythm Room - Phoenix, AZ**
3/25 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA**
3/27 - Rickshaw Stop - San Francisco, CA**
3/29 - Holocene - Portland, OR**
3/30 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA**
4/1 - Filling Station - Bozeman, MT**
4/2 - Kilby Court - Salt Lake City, UT**
4/3 - Hi Dive - Denver, CO**
* w/ Ra Ra Riot
**w/ Miniature Tigers