RABBITS are about to drop their newest litter of frenzied buzzsaw anthems, as Bites Rites is now just days from official release via Good To Die Records.
The follow-up to RABBITS’ Relapse Records-released 2011 debut, Lower Forms, captures the Portlandian trio’s lumbering noise buildups and disharmonious riffage at their most scathing yet, its nine pulverizing poems engulfing twenty-seven minutes you’ll never get back. Bites Rites will be released on 180-gram LP with included digital download delivery.
Pitchfork today has released the neckbreaking Bites Rites album opener “We And Zoo” to let you know just what the deal is. Hop your ass over there and get busy with the RABBITS immediately, HERE.
Bites Rites’ fifth track "Meth Valley 99" is also available alongside a slew of additional labelmates via a Good To Die digital label compilation HERE.
Thee Portlanders have confirmed a batch of live infestations over the coming weeks, including a hometown Bites Rites record release throwdown on September 28th, followed by a ten-show assault through the western US where RABBITS’ll join Dietso, Witch Mountain, Castle, Sons of Tonatiuh, Drunk Dad and more onstage.
RABBITS Tour Dates:
09/28 Slabtown - Portland, OR Bites Rites release show w/ Hot Victory, Walls, Towers
10/06 Sugar Mountain - Oakland, CA w/ Diesto, Owl, Hornss
10/11 Plan B - Portland, OR w/ Witch Mountain, Castle, Holy Grove
10/12 The Kraken - Seattle w/ Monogamy Party, Lord Dying, Same Sex Dictator
10/13 The Shredder - Boise, ID w/ Drunk Dad
10/15 Aqualung's Community Music Space - Denver, CO w/ Sons of Tonatiuh
10/16 Lost Lake Lounge - Denver, CO w/ Kingdom of Magic
10/17 Larimer Lounge - Denver, CO w/ Witch Mountain, Castle, Kingdom of Magic
10/18 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
10/19 Zoo City - Missoula, MT w/ Drunk Dad, Shramana, Darshan Pulse
10/20 TBA - Spokane, WA w/ Belt of Vapor, The Ax, Drunk Dad
“Ever wonder what would happen if you put your Butthole Surfers records through a buzz saw?” – Vancouver Weekly
"...it's basically like running headfirst into a wall until you see stars." – Portland Mercury
“Sort of like the soundtrack to a cheap slasher film with car sex, but better." – Seattle Weekly