Pepper Rabbit, “Murder Room”

Introduced the other day on Stereogum, “Murder Room” is a new song from LA’s Pepper Rabbit and the latest preview track from their new album, Red Velvet Snowball, which came out August 9th, on Kanine Records.  Penned by Xander Singh and described as the most straightforward pop song he’s ever written, “Murder Room” talks that talk and walks that walk.  There’s not much else to say about it: hot potato synth, hot potato drums, and some pretty harmonies.  Nothing in the song is sustained, it just bounces along, proud of its poppiness. You can look forward to hearing it live on Pepper Rabbit’s Fall tour with Calgary art-rock group, BRAIDS.

Tour Dates:

09/13 – Empty Bottle – Chicago, IL ^
09/15 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN ^
09/16 – The Royal Albert Arms Hotel – Winnipeg, MB ^
09/19 – Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB ^
09/20 – The Republik – Calgary, AB
09/22 – Rifflandia – Victoria, BC ^
09/24 – Sunset Tavern – Seattle, WA ^
09/25 – Holocene – Portland, OR ^
09/27 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ^
09/28 – Detroit Bar – Costa Mesa, CA ^
09/29 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA ^
09/30 – Sail Inn – Tempe, AZ ^
10/01 – Corazon – Santa Fe, NM ^
10/02 – Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX ^
10/04 – The Mohawk – Austin, TX ^
10/05 – Club Dada – Dallas, TX ^
10/06 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO ^
10/07 – The Bishop – Bloomington, IN ^
10/08 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH ^
10/09 – Magic Stick Lounge – Detroit, MI ^
10/10 – Call The Office – London, ON ^
10/15 – Babylon – Ottawa, ON
10/16 – Le Cercle – Quebec, QC ^
10/19 –  SPACE – Portland, ME ^
10/20 –  Great Scott – Boston, MA ^

Xray Eyeballs To Release Debut Album On Kanine Records

Xray Eyeballs, the lovechild of frontman O.J. San Felipe, look to April 19th as the day they drop their debut LP Not Nothing on the world. The Brooklyn fivesome want to make every song sound like a lullaby...(but) not all happy lullabies either. I think people like songs they can relate to, with things like love, loss, dark vices, and sex,” says O.J. Drawing comparisons to the frantic pop of Jay Reatard and the Urinals, and the moodiness of Velvet Underground and Jesus and Mary Chain, Xray Eyeballs hope to render it all their own.

Eternal Summers New LP “Silver” Out + Video Premier for “Safe At Home”

Roanoke, VA duo, Eternal Summers new Kanine Records release, Silver,  sounds far-reaching and ambitious despite its minimalist drums-and-guitars. Silver captures  their live show enthusiasm–which has inspired the lead single “Pogo.” You can entertain yourself with the following videos for “Safe at Home” and “Pogo” and a lovely lil remix of “Pogo” by Allen Blickle. Enjoy.

Click Here To Watch Video For “Safe At Home”

Click Here To Watch Eternal Summers’ Video for “Pogo”

Click Here To Download “Pogo” Remix By Allen Blickle

Pepper Rabbit Reap A Bountiful Video for “Harvest Moon”

Thanks to the likes of Beirut and Edward Sharpe’s traveling circus, french horns, tubas, harpsichords, pump organs and other self-consciously nontraditional instruments have rounded up a substantial little corner of the indie realm. Regardless of this sub-genre’s forefathers exhausting any remaining ingenuity Balkan/freak/avant folk could possibly offer, more and more musicians seem to be deeming themselves multi-instrumentalists these days.  Pepper Rabbit is a great example of a band putting out what you can call good music – as long as you choose to disregard anything that came out before it, or at least, not care. The point is, there’s nothing about Pepper Rabbit’s “Harvest Moon” that hasn’t been heard before, nor does it really succeed as a homage to the music that inspired it.  It simply exists; relevant by association.  Oh well.. watch the video (directed by Alex Disenhof and David Altobelli) at the link below:

If you found this post to reek of cynicism and want me to shove it up my own ass, you should know Pepper Rabbit’s debut LP, Beauregard is out now on Kanine Records and here are some tour dates with Ra Ra Riot for good measure:

Pepper Rabbit 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

Surfer Blood Ink Deal With Warner Bros

surfer bloodSurfer Blood have taken their upstart status into the major leagues.

The West Palm Beach, Florida band have recently inked a deal with Warner Bros and will probably start releasing albums via both Warner Bros and their current label Kanine.

The band are planning at least another EP with Kanine, as a follow-up to their debut album Astro Coast, which was released back in January of 2010.

No word yet on how or when the band will start recording.

Astro Coast is out now.

Surfer Blood Covers The Beach Boys

Starting to spread around the internet like a wild fire, Surfer Blood, one of the biggest buzz bands in Indie since The Strokes, has just released their first ever demo.

Originally posted on NME’s The Daily Download, the band did a cover of The Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby.” Surfer Blood puts a lo-fi spin on it and singer J.P. Pitts voice is heavenly, just like the original. Though the background vocals are a little distance, it’s exciting to hear the band in their earliest stage. This is definetly a must listen, even if you are the slightest bit curious. Surfer Blood really does the song justice.

Surfer Blood’s debut album Astrocoast was released on Kanine Records earlier this year.

Stream and Download the track below
Surfer Blood – “Dont Worry Baby” (Beach Boys Cover) by modernmysteryblog