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At first, it's easy to mistake the White Rabbits for just another set of New York City dance-rock hipsters in the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah tradition, but a second look reveals a quirkier and more rewarding aesthetic. A sextet featuring two drummers and a piano player, the White Rabbits refer to their music as "honky tonk calypso," and their cheerful blend of calypso, reggae and ska rhythms, plus secondhand music hall influences and big pop hooks, strongly recalls vintage Madness circa "Our House" and the moodier, more experimental side of the Specials and Fun Boy Three, via Ted Leo & the Pharmacists. The White Rabbits began in Columbia, MO, in 2004, when college students Greg Roberts and Stephen Patterson bonded while working at a local record store. Moving to New York in 2005, Roberts (vocals and guitar) and Patterson (vocals, piano and percussion) fleshed out the White Rabbits with guitarist Alex Even, bassist Adam Russell and dual drummers Matt Clark and Jamie Levinson. Signing with Say Hey Records in the U.S. and Young Turks Records in Great Britain, the White Rabbits connected with hot New York indie producer Chris Zane (Asobi Seksu, Les Savy Fav) to record their debut album Fort Nightly. Preceded by the dramatic first single "The Plot," Fort Nightly was released in the summer of 2007. For their second album, the band teamed up with Spoon's Britt Daniel as producer; after recording in early 2009, It's Frightening was released that spring. White Rabbits worked with frequent Spoon collaborator Mike McCarthy on 2012's Milk Famous, who helped the band take its sound in a darker, heavier direction. ~ Stewart Mason
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Albums by
White Rabbits

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    11 songs

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    Milk Famous

    10 songs

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    It's Frightening

    11 songs

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    Fortnightly

    1 song

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    Temporary

    10 songs

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    Live In DC

    1 song

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    Percussion Gun

    13 songs

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    Fortnightly

    2 songs

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    The Salesman (Tramp Life)

    2 songs

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    They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong

    2 songs

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    While We Go Dancing


Top Songs by
White Rabbits

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    Popularity
  2.   Percussion Gun
  3.   The Plot
  4.   While We Go Dancing
  5.   They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong
  6.   Temporary
  7.   Rudie Fails
  8.   Kid on My Shoulders
  9.   It's Frightening
  10.   Lionesse
  11.   Midnight and I
  12.   Heavy Metal
  13.   Company I Keep
  14.   Hold It to the Fire
  15.   Right Where They Left
  16.   The Salesman (Tramp Life)
  17.   The Lady Vanishes
  18.   Leave It At the Door
  19.   I Had It Coming
  20.   Back for More
  21.   Danny Come Inside
  22.   Are You Free
  23.   Foxhunting
  24.   I'm Not Me
  25.   The Day You Won the War
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