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White Rabbits play tonight at the Crocodile in support of of their second full length, It's Frightening, notably produced by singer/guitarist Britt Daniel of Spoon.
The Brooklyn sextet (two drummers, yes!) have been around the block, touring with bands like The Walkmen and Spoon after the success of their debut, Fort Nightly, in 2007. And while a line-up with multi-percussionists is not an entirely new concept, the Rabbits excel at using their rhythmic beats to keep time better than a Rolex. Singer/pianist Stephen Patterson's captivates as well; truly an indie dance-rock show not to be missed.
Here's a video for a track called "Percussion Gun", showcasing Jamie Levinson and Matt Clark pounding out tribal-like rhythms on stand up bass drums: