Yes, those stabby-toothed, noisemongering crop-raiders RABBITS are about to drop their newest litter of frenzied buzzsaw anthems, as Bites Rites is now just days from official release via Good To Die Records.
The follow-up to RABBITS‘ Relapse Records-released 2011 debut, Lower Forms, captures the Portlandian trio’s lumbering noise buildups and disharmonious riffage at their most scathing yet, its nine pulverizing poems engulfing twenty-seven minutes you’ll never get back. Bites Rites will be released on 180-gram LP with included digital download delivery.
Pitchfork today has released the neckbreaking Bites Rites album opener “We And Zoo” to let you know just what the deal is. Hop your ass over there and get busy with the RABBITS immediately, RIGHT HERE.
Bites Rites‘ fifth track “Meth Valley 99” is also available alongside a slew of additional labelmates via a Good To Die digital label compilation.
Thee Portlanders have confirmed a batch of live infestations over the coming weeks, including a hometown Bites Rites record release throwdown on September 28th, followed by a ten-show assault through the western US where RABBITS‘ll join Dietso, Witch Mountain, Castle, Sons of Tonatiuh, Drunk Dad and more onstage.
RABBITS Pending Onstage Facefuckery:
9/28/2012 Slabtown – Portland, OR *Bites Rites record release show w/ Hot Victory, Walls, Towers
10/06/2012 Sugar Mountain – Oakland, CA w/ Diesto, Owl, Hornss
10/11/2012 Plan B – Portland, OR w/ Witch Mountain, Castle, Holy Grove
10/12/2012 The Kraken – Seattle w/ Monogamy Party, Lord Dying, Same Sex Dictator
10/13/2012 The Shredder – Boise, ID w/ Drunk Dad
10/15/2012 Aqualung’s Community Music Space – Denver, CO w/ Sons of Tonatiuh, In the Company of Serpents [all ages]
10/16/2012 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Kingdom of Magic
10/17/2012 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Witch Mountain, Castle, Kingdom of Magic
10/18/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
10/19/2012 Zoo City – Missoula, MT w/ Drunk Dad, Shramana, Darshan Pulse
10/20/2012 TBA – Spokane, WA w/ Belt of Vapor, The Ax, Drunk Dad
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 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).
“Ever wonder what would happen if you put your Butthole Surfers records through a buzz saw?” – Vancouver Weekly
“Vi rivelo dunque il mio sogno bagnato: scrivere di una band sludge/heavy rock attuale senza dover digitare m-e-l-v-i-n-s. Wow.” – The New Noise
“…it’s basically like running headfirst into a wall until you see stars.” – Portland Mercury
“Sort of like the soundtrack to a cheap slasher film with car sex, but better.” – Seattle Weekly
“…a choppy and rhythmically alarming dig toward hell. Guitars slice and poke, eventually slowing toward a bad trip of unsettling, drowning screams. Ugh…” – Heavy Planet
“…sounds like it was recorded in a collapsing steelworks…” – This Is Not A Scene
“Bites Rites takes Rabbits’ debut and flips it on its head. This album destroys with crushing, grooving madness.” – American Aftermath
“…sped up and aggro hateful, like some mean, ratty pissed off uncles of Fu Manchu from up north of the redwood/good bud curtain.” – Your Flesh