Posted in metal | music on December 5, 2013

by Doug Moore


When we last heard from Portland's noise/sludge slingers Rabbits, they had recently released a split 7" with Arabrot, who have since gone on to release both an LP and an EP.

Keeping pace with Arabrot's release schedule is a fool's errand, but Rabbits have done a bit to catch up with SOS (Singles, Other Shit), an odds-and-ends compilation that pairs six unreleased originals with a block of eight '80s-era hardcore punk covers. One of those originals, "No (More) Depth," now has a music video, which we're streaming below.

The tune itself is over almost before it begins -- it's a minute-long spurt of flutter-strummed chords and spasmodic rhythms, but its lyrics are the selling point for me. Not many songs reference both the seventy-year-old folk standard "Sixteen Tons" and the Ramones in barely a breath: "What do you get when you beat on the brat? / Another day older and deeper in debt".

SOS is out now on Eolian Empire via download and cassette. Rabbits have some more releases in the works, too: a(nother) covers-oriented 7" split with an as-yet-unnamed East Coast band, and a 12" EP that should be out some time early next year. They're also gradually uploading archival live recordings to their Bandcamp, one show at a time.

Stream the video and some of the live material below...




Tags: Arabrot, Rabbits

Comments (22)


Posted by Anonymous | December 5, 2013 4:56 PM

These guys are hipster dicks, especially the weenie, fender playing, Greg Brady singer. They played a couple shows in Seattle last summer , they fucked up both sets, the singer threw a little girl fit. They stand for everything hipster, pretentious, exclusionary about underground music... fuck them listen to Sandrider instead.

Posted by good to pie | December 7, 2013 4:21 PM


Posted by Anonymous | December 7, 2013 7:09 PM

Yeah fuck those pussies! Go Sandrider!

Posted by Kevin Garrison | December 8, 2013 12:34 AM

That singer plays that mini riot girl guitar, I ain't seen no dude jam one of those sinse that faggit Kurt Cerbain. I think he was crying about his amp when I saw them. Faggits

Posted by tough wrist | December 8, 2013 1:55 AM

Yeah fuck Kurt Cerbain too!

Posted by Courtney Love | December 8, 2013 3:12 PM

Been public enemy since you thought PE was gym, bitch

Posted by Only Kurt Is Real | December 8, 2013 4:22 PM

Sandrider? A.k.a. Desert Monkeys. Epic pathetic hipster tripsters. Sounds like can't decide whether to be like Queensryche or Orange Goblin, while hardly being able to follow the actual musical score after all. That's what happens when riding into sand. A kid knows that.

That's nothing to do with Rabbits.

Posted by Period | December 8, 2013 4:40 PM

Rabbits sounds like Karp with down syndrome and poopy diapers. They think they're brutal and ironic but they're just as wimpy and sniveley as Kurt Cerbain and completely unoriginal. They even have a faggity label ,a-holean recturds...

Posted by sliNk | December 8, 2013 9:36 PM

"Been public enemy since you thought PE was gym, bitch"

is that some kinda art cunt smart fuckin shit? i'll pop yer eye out with a beer can you polish smoker...
Greg Brady, Mikeal Bolten, and child molester drummer guy can blow my rusty trombone with Kurt is real.

Posted by toughwrist | December 8, 2013 9:48 PM


Posted by RABBITS | December 8, 2013 10:04 PM

Dear Brooklyn Vegan, we want our commenters back.

Posted by 4chan | December 9, 2013 4:08 AM


Posted by MLMM | December 10, 2013 12:36 AM

Your dad is sweet ^

Posted by Rabbits | December 10, 2013 9:32 PM

Even the Taco N*ggers agree they is faggitz

Posted by Tough wrist | December 12, 2013 1:51 PM

I was at the blacklodge show in Seattle...he was being a douche...Helms Alee ruled!

Posted by Kee Kee | December 12, 2013 2:10 PM

Thanks for caring!

Posted by RABBITS | December 12, 2013 2:47 PM

No prob. bro :) Wanna buy my Gibson 335? Maybe you have small handsand need that small neck... haha
If you were a nicer dude you wouldn't have to deal with all the b.s.. Your band is ok but you're not that interesting or badass. Your drummer is killer, that's about it.

Posted by Kee Kee | December 12, 2013 7:39 PM

"im gunna git drunk and muster up the courage to talk shit on the internet" - toughwrist's nightly thought process

Posted by tougherwrister | December 16, 2013 11:15 AM

^ I am tough, I force you to eat my fuckin shitty toilet paper and listen to that Jew in Rabbits play his dyke guitar ,faggit. I hate muster, I eat kuntsup bitch..

Posted by tough wrist | December 16, 2013 8:02 PM

Pretty awesome blog, really like the music, thanks.

Posted by | March 5, 2014 12:47 AM

I am not from there. I am going to be visiting that island in November, so I've just been researching it a little. I can't say exactly why they wouldn't eat the rabbits, but it wouldn't make sense to do it: the rabbits are the main reason people go to that island, so they are valuable for tourism.

Posted by Bowyer | October 28, 2014 5:04 PM

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