09.01.2012 news

New Music from White Rabbits… Album ‘Milk Famous’ out March 6th

“Drumbeats, not guitars or keyboards, come first for White Rabbits… That choice puts a spring, even a swagger, in the step of songs that could otherwise slip into indie-rock alienation”–THE NEW YORK TIMES

Brooklyn-based, Missouri-bred White Rabbits have unveiled “Heavy Metal” (download below), the opening track of the eagerly anticipated  follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed It’s Frightening (hailed by Jon Pareles of THE NEW YORK TIMES  as “an American sound that fortifies its brains with muscle”). The band’s third album, Milk Famous, will be released March 6 on the tbd label (with a vinyl release March 13 on White Iris) and will consist of the following songs:

Heavy Metal
I’m Not Me
Hold It To The Fire
Everyone Can’t Be Confused
Are You Free
It’s Frightening
Danny Come Inside
Back For More
The Day You Won The War
I Had It Coming

The bulk of Milk Famous was recorded over the course of 2011 in Austin TX, and produced by Mike McCarthy with the exception “Back For More,” which was produced by the band’s own Stephen Patterson and Alex Even and recorded last November at Meth Beach in Philadelphia.

Milk Famous’ release will also be preceded by first single “Temporary.”

With a live performance described by ESQUIRE as one of “9 Shows A Man Should See,” White Rabbits have confirmed their first dates of 2012. They will be joined by The War On Drugs and Tennis on select dates.

March 6: Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer *
March 7: Washington D.C. / Black Cat *
March 8: Charlottesville, VA / Jefferson Theater ^
March 9: Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre ^
March 11: Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse ^
March 12: Birmingham, AL / The Bottletree ^
March 13: New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks ^
March 14: Houston, TX / Fitzgeralds ^
March 19: Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
March 20: Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
March 22: Portland, OR / Doug Fir Lounge
March 23: Vancouver, BC / Biltmore Cabaret
March 24: Seattle, WA / Crocodile Cafe
March 26: San Francisco, CA / The Independent
March 28: Los Angeles, CA / El Rey Theatre
March 29: San Diego, CA / The Casbah
March 30: Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom
March 31: Tucson, AZ / Club Congress
April 3: Lawrence, KS / Jackpot Music Hall
April 4: Columbia, MO / The Blue Note
April 5: St. Louis, MO / Plush
April 6: Madison, WI / High Noon Saloon
April 7: Minneapolis, MN / Triple Rock Social Club
April 8: Chicago, IL / Metro
April 12: New York, NY / Webster Hall
April 13: Northampton, MA / Pearl Street Downtown
April 14: Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club

* with Tennis
^ with The War On Drugs