Friday, December 28, 2007

White Rabbits – Fort Nightly

Instead of a generic “The Blot’s Top Albums of 2007” list, I thought I’d pick out a few albums I’ve really enjoyed this year that for some reason or another haven’t gotten the attention from the mass media they deserve.

White Rabbits
Fort NightlyThe first band on this list is the White Rabbits. This six piece indie rock band from New York City via Columbia, Missouri released their debut album Fort Nightly on Say Hey Records. It’s rare these days to find a six piece rock band with two drum kits, but the White Rabbits pull it off really nicely. According to their bio on eMusic, “the White Rabbits refer to their music as honky tonk calypso.” The Blot has no idea what that means but the album is awesome and has been playing in my car for months. The first single from the album “The Plot” is great and you can download an MP3 of the song below.

White Rabbits
I had the opportunity to see the White Rabbits last summer in Chicago at Lollapalooza 2007. When the band was added last minute I was super excited to catch them live until I saw they were scheduled as the opening band Sunday morning, meaning to see their set I’d have to wake up super early. With some groaning by Al we decided to set the alarm and head down to Grant Park. I think we’re both glad we did because the show was great and the album translated really well to a live set. It was just unfortunate they were on so early because a majority of the festival attendees (who typically don’t show up until after lunch) missed out.

White Rabbits at Lollapalooza 2007
You can download the White Rabbit's Lollapalooza set Live at Lollapalooza 2007: White Rabbits or their debut album Fort Nightly for free by signing up for eMusic's no risk trial offer for 25 free MP3s. Click here to sign up today.

White Rabbits – The Plot {MP3}

White Rabbits Official Site
White Rabbits MySpace Site
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