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White Rabbits have certainly put in their time to fine-tune their live shows, taking off two years to tour after Fort Nightly, their acclaimed debut release.  Their heavy gig schedule included festival stops at Lollapallooza, Glastonbury (UK), Sasquatch, Monolith and tours with The Walkmen, Spoon, Richard Swift, The Cribs, White Denim and Tokyo Police Club.  Upon returning to their home-base in Brooklyn, White Rabbits  cloistered themselves in their studio to create It’s Frightening, their second full-length album.

White Rabbits, now signed to TBD Records (US home to Radiohead/Other Lives/Hatcham Social), took several months to come up with a new batch of songs that break the boundaries of their art. After enlisting tourmate, friend and songwriter Britt Daniel (Spoon) to produce, White Rabbits recorded It’s Frightening in only four weeks, taking a bit of time out to play the Transmusicales Festival in Rennes, France.  Their sessions were recorded by Nicholas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Deerhunter) at Rare Book Room in Brooklyn, NY, who made sure the live nature of the original demos would be infused into the new tracks.  Upon the completion of tracking, White Rabbits traveled to Austin, TX to mix the record with studio wiz Mike McCarthy (Spoon, Trail Of Dead), who helped turn It’s Frightening into the transformational headphone experience it is.

The band’s stellar lineup remains unchanged: Stephen Patterson (vox/piano), Jamie Levinson (drums), Matthew Clark (drums, guitar), Alex Even (guitar), Gregory Roberts (guitar/vox) and Adam Russell (bass). A U.S. tour will follow the album’s May release.

US Tour Dates

5/21 – Bowery Ballroom – New York NY
5/30 – Grog Shop – Cleveland OH
5/31 – Do Division Fest – Chicago IL
6/01 – Summit – Columbus OH
6/02 – Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington DC
6/04 – Middle East – Boston MA
6/05 – Johnny Brendas – Philadelphia PA
6/06 – Brillobox – Pittsburgh PA
6/09 – Mojos – Columbia SC
6/10 – Firebird – St Louis MO
6/11 – Bonnaroo – Manchester TN
6/14 – Emo’s – Austin TX
6/16 – Club Congress – Tuscon AZ
6/17 – Casbah – San Diego CA
6/18 – Troubadour – Los Angeles CA
6/20 – Independent – San Francisco CA
6/22 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle WA
6/23 – Doug Fir – Portland OR
6/24 – Neurolux – Boise ID
6/25 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake UT
6/26 – Bluebird – Denver CO
6/27 – Slowdown JR – Omaha NE
6/29 – 400 Bar – Minneapolis MN
6/30 – High Noon – Madison WI
7/1 – Empty Bottle Chicago IL
7/02 – Pike Room – Pontiac WI
8/1 – All Points West Festival – Liberty State Park NJ

Tracklisting

1. Percussion Gun
2. Rudie Fails
3. They Done Wrong / We Done Wrong
4. Lionesse
5. Company I Keep
6. The Salesman (Tramp Life)
7. Midnight and I
8. Right Where They Left
9. The Lady Vanishes
10. Leave It At The Door

 
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