Monday, May 2, 2011

The Black Rabbits Announce New CD

The Black Rabbits was formed on a hot winter night in Orlando by brothers Jetson and Skyler Black. Little did they know at the time that what they were creating would take on the essence of that warm winter evening. "Our music is a bit of an oxymoron," says lead vocalist Jetson. "It's loud yet soft, edgy yet pure; it has retro elements and modern ones.  It's both serious and playful at the same time." Consisting of the two brothers along with bassist Yuki Tong and organist Kim Drakeley, the group blends a mix of classic and alternative indie rock elements with influences such as The Who, The Pixies, The White Stripes, and The Doors. 

In early 2010, still virtually unknown, the band released their first debut EP produced by Stan Lynch and Billy Chapin (of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers). The EP peaked at #96 on the CMJ TOP 200 and stayed on the chart for over two months alongside huge bands such as The Flaming Lips. As their EP climbed the college radio charts, The Black Rabbits scraped together what cash they could and toured the East Coast.
"It seemed like every show we played was accompanied by a huge thunder storm; like there was a black cloud following us the whole time," remarks drummer Skyler. Still, that didn't stop people from showing up, and, soon after, the blogs and indie zines were buzzing. The Miami New Times wrote, "There's a feel-good, timeless bounce to the songs that should appeal to Boomer parents as much as twentysomethings in Converse." OurStage said, "Like a train that chugs along and suddenly threatens to go off the tracks, The Black Rabbits brooding, theatrical garage rock makes for an exciting ride." 

During this time, The Black Rabbits garnered some mainstream attention that led to them being invited to play the Grammy Showcase during the Florida Music Fest, interviewed by MTV as an up and coming band, featured on Fox News, as well as being placed in television shows across the networks such as "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" and "Bad Girls."
The Black Rabbits recently signed with Rock Ridge Music and are currently gearing up to release their debut full-length album "Hypno Switch" on June 21, 2011.  Just like their EP, it was recorded  with producers Stan Lynch and Billy Chapin.

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