Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Food Pairing 101: What goes well with the Black Rabbits debut album?

The Black Rabbits are an indie rock quartet that formed in Orlando. They write songs full of dichotomies. According to lead singer Jetson "It's loud yet soft, edgy yet pure, it has retro elements and modern ones, it's both serious and playful at the same time."

The band has already met with a moderate amount of success after only releasing one EP (self-titled 2010). They've played the Grammy Showcase during the Florida Music Fest, been interviewed by MTV as an up and coming band, featured on Fox News, and appeared on a number of television shows such as Keeping up with the Kardashians and MTV's The Real World. With their signing to Rock Ridge Music and their debut album things are only going to go up.

Hypno Switch features ten tracks that skillfully maneuver around the fine line that separates turbulence from harmony. Imagine a trapeze artist, one step from careening towards his death but still moving along firm and balanced and you've imagined one of the tracks on the album. Jet is the only other band that I can think of that delicately balances these two opposing forces in such a defiant act of brilliance.

The stand out tracks on Hypno Switch are three: "Twist," "For Way to Long," and "Emotion." I've listened to these on repeat for the last few days and I can't get enough of them. The triumvirate of tracks go best with a recipe that embodies their raw energy and precision. Something like this Cacao Pistachio Florentine Mint Ice Cream Sandwich (talk about beast!).

Another good track "For Way too Long Now":

The Black Rabbits - For Way Too Long Now by theblackrabbits

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