RABBITS: Thirteen-City Western U.S. Rampage Begins Tomorrow; Newly Birthed Live Footage And Sophomore LP Now Playing

RABBITS will gnaw their way across the Western US on a live shitfest in support of their newly-birthed sophomore LP Bites Rites beginning tomorrow. Since previous announcements, new gatherings have been confirmed, the now thirteen-date excursion including live mayhem alongside Black Cobra, Dietso, Witch Mountain, Castle, Sons of Tonatiuh, Drunk Dad and others.

Catch a whiff of what all the fuzz is about with some freshly harvested live footage of the RABBITS shredding those in attendance at their hometown Bites Rites record release show last week at the Good To Die Youtube portal and listen to the whole goddamn LP, dubbed the Onion’s A.V. Club LOUD #10 of the month at Rabbits’ Bandcamp joint.

RABBITS’ Uncaged Stage Rage:
10/04/2012 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA w/ Black Cobra, Diesto
10/06/2012 [afternoon BBQ] – San Francisco, CA w/ Diesto
10/06/2012 Sugar Mountain – Oakland, CA w/ Diesto, Owl
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, Phantahex
10/15/2012 Aqualung’s Community Music Space – Denver, CO w/ Sons of Tonatiuh, In the Company of Serpents, Western Ritual [ALL AGES]
10/16/2012 Lost Lake Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Glass Hits, Damaru
10/17/2012 Larimer Lounge – Denver, CO w/ Witch Mountain, Castle, Primitive Man
10/18/2012 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT w/ INVDRS, Oldtimer
10/19/2012 Zoo City, Missoula, MT w/ Drunk Dad, Shramana, Darshan Pulse
10/20/2012 Baby Bar – Spokane, WA w/ Belt of Vapor, The Ax, Drunk Dad
10/21/2012 Ray’s Golden Lion – Richland, WA w/ Drunk Dad

Bites Rites captures RABBITS‘ disharmonious riffage is at the most scathing yet, the nine pulverizing poems engulfing twenty-seven minutes you’ll never get back. The follow-up to their Relapse Records-released 2011 debut Lower Forms was recently issued by Good To Die Records on 180-gram LP and via digital download, the album 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). The cover art was created by Sacramento artist Skinner (author of Every Man Is My Enemy) and the layout includes 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