LA’s Pepper Rabbit has two EPs under their belt, both released in 2009. The more recent of the two, Shakes, is more a single with three songs, and it includes the mysterious “Red Wine”. With an emphasis on piano and a snare drum, Pepper Rabbit mixes in sleepy, ethereal vocals. Add an atmospheric, spacey warble behind the vocals and minimal instrumentation and the effect is something of which you’d be familiar, had you imbibed two or three glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s a pleasant drowsy feeling, not quite to the point of slurring but definitely a little fuzzy in the head.
Check out Pepper Rabbit as they hit Seattle tonight with Pepi Ginsberg and People Eating People at the Crocodile. For you Portland peeps, they’ll be in town tomorrow (Feb 23) at Backspace before returning to their home state.