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It's Frightening CD

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  • Audio CD (25 Jan. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B002UTZOUA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,234 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Percussion Gun
  2. Rudie Fails
  3. They Done Wrong / We Done Wrong
  4. Lionesse
  5. Company I Keep
  6. The Salesman (Tramp Life)
  7. Midnight And I
  8. Right Where They Left
  9. The Lady Vanishes
  10. Leave It At The Door

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CD Description

It's Frightening is the second album by the New York six-piece. As a live band they have gained a fierce reputation as a highly-charged, interchangeable six-piece, pumping with energy, featuring two drummers and three singers.

White Rabbits are: Stephen Patterson (vocals/piano), Jamie Levinson (drums), Matthew Clark (drums, guitar), Alex Even (guitar, vocals), Gregory Roberts (guitar/vocals) and Brian Betancourt (bass).

BBC Review

It’s hard to figure out the point of a band like White Rabbits. Obviously the fact you’re trying to figure it out at all precludes the asking of certain, important philosophical questions – questions like “Can music have a point?” and, if so, “What is it?” While these posers aren’t for here – ‘here’ being an album review, rather than some existential near-distance – you might assume that, if music does have a point, it’s to elicit some intimate response, a kind of ache that otherwise would not have existed. This is where the ‘point’ of a band like White Rabbits seems to wilt, because It’s Frightening doesn’t seem concerned with provoking anything other than a passing interest in its neatly assembled, but ultimately tedious indie-rock.

A case in point: two drummers lurk among White Rabbits’ six members. Usually when rock bands have two drummers the results are explosive and full of primal fire; but here, save for the opening rat-a-tat of first track Percussion Gun (a rip of new-wave troupe Bow Wow Wow’s debut single C30, C60, C90 Go!), one drummer or the other is at all times completely redundant. As such, it feels like a swindle, something to make you think there’s more drama here than there actually is. White Rabbits err always with caution – just when you suspect Rudie Fails (think George Michael’s Too Funky, but with less sex and more piano) might be about to branch off into some cosmic, choral hinterland, they pull the track back and stack go-nowhere verses atop it 'til the song collapses in a matted tangle of leftover Pavement and Coldplay melodies.

At this point, it’d be nice to choose some highlights – It’s Frightening certainly isn't the most offensive album you’ll ever hear. It’s skillfully arranged, and White Rabbits (along with Spoon’s Britt Daniel, who helped write and produce the album) are clearly competent songwriters. Too competent, in fact – you leave It’s Frightening with no loose ends of your own to tie up, imagination thwarted by the band’s taste for smooth and peaceful resolution. With no troughs, no peaks, no dilemmas or drama, all you have is mediocrity.

With It’s Frightening, White Rabbits have stumbled upon the thing that perhaps most frightens us all: the idea that we’ll disappear into the air having left no trace of our existence, goaded no response from another human being. You're left, finally, with the idea of pointlessness. --Kev Kharas

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--This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

Customer Reviews

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I picked up the album after seeing White Rabbits supporting Muse and being blown away by their sheer levels of rhythmic noise - most likely attributable to their dual drummer set up. Live they were eclectic, amped up, frenetic energy that got the crowd on their feet and wanting more!
Unfortunately, recorded, they lose a lot of that frantic rawness to come across as a just-better-than-average indie/alternative ensemble for their era. A percussion heavy and highly energetic outing that definitely still has several tracks which will stick with you for a few days, but not quite the magic that they are live.

That said, the "It's Frightening" is tightly knit and remains a pleasure to listen to; indeed, I still dip into it every now and then, which can't be said of many of their peers. "Percussion Gun" is a fantastic opening which very clearly indicates the high energy and sheer volume they are capable of and melds into the slightly more melodic "Rudie Fails" very nicely. "They Done Wrong/We Done Wrong" has an almost Radiohead vibe to large parts and builds well into some almost astral piano, before the album gets oddly sinister with the mild dis-chord of "Lionesse" that starts well but ends up feeling a little messy - and not in the way it's obviously trying to be!
This, for me, is the start of a safe and easy-listening album that lacks the punch of the first few tracks. A few moments of eclecticism during "The Salesman (Tramp Life)" aside, "Company I Keep", "Midnight and I" and "Salesman" itself are largely decent outings but fail to ever spark anything that sticks or makes you want more.
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By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I am endebted to Becky Barn Owl once again for
bringing splendid new music to my attention which,
without her extensive knowledge and good taste,
I might otherwise have easily missed.

It seems that I, too, have acquired an enthusiasm
for White Rabbits very much akin to her own.
Their second studio album 'It's Frightening' is a very
tasty affair (as was their 2008 debut 'Fort Nightly').

This six-piece, Brooklyn-based band are a fine little
ensemble turning out well-crafted and intelligent rock.

At a first hearing things seem a bit rough around the edges
but once the sound begins to be absorbed through our sensory
and critical faculties it quickly becomes apparent that both
the structure and ambience of these ten compositions is very
far from ordinary in both conception and performance.

White Rabbits have a distinctive and memorable style.
The project passes in and out of focus in not much more
than half-an-hour but leaves a big wave in its wake.

The melodic and rhythmic structure of the songs is quirky and
nicely unpredictable. 'Midnight and I' is a strong case in point.
The angular chord progression together with some crafty, disembodied,
dream-like vocal harmonies and vivid percussion is stunning.

Alexander Even's capable voice and guitar and Matthew Clark and
Jamie Levinson's insightful and idiosyncratic drumming skills
are among the band's finest assets. It's a good noise!

There really isn't a duff track in the bunch.

I particularly enjoyed the shuffling beats and rolling melody
of 'They Done Wrong / We Done Wrong'. The epic character of
the central section is particularly satisfying.
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I am now one of the lucky many to have added the White Rabbits to my collection of bands with albums that will have Longevity through my life.

Was bored with nothing to do, this album had just been delivered so i stuck it on, opened a book and got lost in the sound.

Im not sure how to explain the album other than its just good quality music, by some good musicians and having the piano in there with the usual rock instruments is genius.

Not being a lyric man its the music that gets me, it makes you feel good, and makes you feel things are allright.

Okay enough said, if you are a MUSIC fan then you will really appreciate this album and the White Rabbis.
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