After another session copulating into existence its latest batch of scathing buzzsaw riffery, Portland’s ravenous vermin RABBITS has completed its new noise. Bites Rites will invade the human population in the final days of Summer 2012, a release guaranteed to scurry more shit into your life than the loved/loathed 2011-released Relapse Records debut Lower Forms.
RABBITS’ latest intoxicated orgy of adrenalized lagomorphic chaos will see release this September via a recent infestation of Good To Die Records. On Bites Rites this obligate nasal-breathing collective of rhythm morticians — drummer KG and guitarists/vocalists Sethro and Booze — ravenously gnaw through nine tracks, including demented covers of Spacemen 3’s “2:35” and Husker Du’s “What’s Going On.” Yes, a Butthole Surfers, Melvins, Unsane or Buzzov*en reference may scuttle forth during the sonic bombardment of Bites Rites, yet a thoroughbred uniqueness abounds within each segment. Bites Rites was recorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Studios, Portland, (Wizard Rifle, Atriarch, Nux Vomica) and mastered by Ryan Foster at Foster Mastering, Portland (Agalloch, Muslimgauze, Fishbone), with cover art by Sacramento artist Skinner (author of Every Man Is My Enemy) and drawings and titles by Portland artist Kevin Abell (co-editor of Nudity in Groups). Bites Rites will be released on 180-gram LP with included digital download delivery via Good To Die Records on September 18th.
Experience Bites Rites’ fifth track “Meth Valley 99” where RABBITS joins a mess of other Good To Die artists via a digital comp the label recently released RIGHT HERE.
An arsenal of U.S. tour dates will be announced shortly. For now locals can catch them raging in Portland alongside YOB, Thrones, Drunk Dad, as well as labelmates Gaytheist, Monogamy Party and more over the coming weeks.
Bites Rites Track Listing:
a1. We and Zoo
a2. Fight Right
a3. Lame in Vain
a4. Move Her Body
a5. Meth Valley 99
b2. Suck It or Blow
b3. On Mars II
b4. What’s Going On
RABBITS is playing shows:
8/10/2012 Club 21 – Portland, OR w/ Monogamy Party, Gaytheist, Lick, Defenerate
8/23/2012 The Know – Portland, OR w/ Drunk Dad, Palo Verde
9/02/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR @ Sizzlefest [benefit] w/ YOB, Thrones, many more [info]
9/08/2012 Tube [matinee] – Portland, OR w/ Fist Fite, Gaytheist, IX
9/28/2012 Slabtown – Portland, OR (RECORD RELEASE SHOW) w/ Hot Victory, Walls, Towers