Already labeled Spoon's promising kid brother based on the prickly, highly danceable post-punk found on their 2007 debut, White Rabbits further welcomed the comparison by enlisting Spoon frontman Britt Daniel to produce their follow-up, 2009's It's Frightening. On the freshly released Milk Famous, however, the NYC sextet appear to have finally stepped out fully from behind the sizable shadow of their primary influence. A dark and warped listen, Milk Famous manages to cuddle up to cacophony without giving up the groove, with distorted keyboard textures and haphazard guitar riffs finding a tightly rhythmic counterpoint in the smooth performances of the band's dual percussionists. Even with their embrace of the strange, White Rabbits still traffic in imminently danceable tuneage. 18+. (Photo by Derrick Santini )
Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., 2012
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