White Rabbits - Milk Famous
The six piece, Brooklyn based, indie-rock band from Missouri have fashioned their third LP, Milk Famous. With their breakout album Fort Nightly in 2007, White Rabbits had created a sound they could proudly identify as their own. With sophomore album It’s Frightening the band opened the door to creative influence in the name of Spoon’s Britt Daniel. This blurring of boundaries continued to this, their third album as the White Rabbits enlist producer Mike McCarthy (producer of five Spoon albums) to do what he does best, produce Spoon sounding music.
Their beach-side dance-hall jive beats of yesteryear have made way for a more percussion heavy sound weaved with falsetto vocals, foggy electro loops and chalky guitar utterances. Each song provokes a different response as it contributes to what can overall be described as a balanced rigmarole. As all six members spill their contribution into each song with different effect the overall sound becomes heavily engaging. Noteworthy tracks include Heavy Metal, Back for More and Hold it to the Fire though none stand tall against prominent singles from albums past. Fans of the genre would find Milk Famous a good accompaniment for a slow day’s night.