Saturday, June 27, 2015
2Rabbit Prey CD Review
2Rabbit play groovy garage rock with plenty of pyschedelic grace and conviction. The singer on the first song, Lines From Jim, reminded me of Gord Downie from The Tragically Hip at times, I dig the distorted bass sound and the lead guitar accompaniment. Irresponsibility Rag sounds like early 80's punk rock/new wave to me, the singer manages to channel Devo/Talking Heads on this jam. The next song, Bust A Tooth definitely has a cool psychedelic groove, the upfront bass sound on this track is great and the vocal effects complete the surrealistic sound. Grass is Grass has an ethereal sound. The feel is slow and intoxicating leaving plenty of open spaces for an atmospheric, digitally delayed guitar solo. Mon Ocle sounds like a mash up of Nirvana and Black Sabbath served up with a psychedelic twist. Mad Bad Stupid has plenty of punk rock attitude and rock guitar flavor all rolled into one. Terrify Tissue is driven by a solid bass line and Shantastic reminded of Led Zeppelin's "In The Light" upon the first listen. Get It, Peggy! is a bastardized, punk rock version of Peggy Sue with a lot less twang. Beauties has a laid back, sinister Velvet Underground sound. A Deal Is Struck closes out Prey is rockin' style.
2Rabbit performance schedule
July 17: Pleasant Valley Tavern, Lockport NY
July 25: Evening Star Concert Hall, Niagara Falls NY