Gram Rabbit

Gram Rabbit

 Joshua Tree, California, USA
BandRockEDM

From Joshua Tree California, Gram Rabbit broke onto the national music seen in 2004 with their highly acclaimed debut album, "Music to Start a Cult to". Their original blend of, "Desert-Space-Rocktronica", earned them a main stage slot at Coachella Fest and "Best New Band" honors from the LA Weekly.

Biography

"Dry and tough as mule jerky, sexy as a swayed hip, the music weaves elements of electro-dance, Byrd's-era country rock, inner-space jazz, and gnomic meditations in the manner of Spiritualized and Pink Floyd into a sound that's unaffectedly homey, profoundly ambitious, and frankly revolutionary."
-Ron Garmon, LA CityBeat

Gram Rabbit's highly anticipated fourth record, Miracles & Metaphors, is now complete and plans for a spring or release are underway. Produced by Ethan Allen(The 88, Luscious Jackson, Patti Griffin)who decided he loved the Rabbit so much he now joins them live on guitar, Miracles & Metaphors takes the listener on an epic journey of beauty and depth that has become all but extinct in today's market.

Founded in 2004 by Jesika von Rabbit and Todd Rutherford in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree, California Gram Rabbit quickly gained attention for their offbeat styles as well as their decidedly bent take on modern music. Using beats, twangy guitars, programmed samples, a healthy dose of mind-altering lyrical illusion and super-charged sexual energy, Gram Rabbit were hailed as best new LA Band in 2005 at the LA Weekly Music Awards.

Momentum built as the band sold out West Coast clubs and earned rave reviews in monthly, daily and International publications. Their rapid ascent from outsiders to the top of the L.A. club scene could be attributed to the dichotomy of their audience. Well-heeled hipsters in low-slung jean and ironic t-shirts could be found next to actress Scarlet Johansson. Uberfan John Cusack rounded out his iTunes celebrity playlist with music from the band. It's easy to see how the bands classy image combined with it's dirty sound was a lethal combination for their divergent audience.

When the band hopped the pond for some shows in the United Kingdom, the toast of Southern California made quite an impression on the tight-knit world of the London press with write ups in Time Out London, Dazed and Confused, The Independent and others. They were then invited to perform at the Wireless Festival in London sharing the stage with Basement Jaxx, M.I.A and LCD Soundsystem.

Gram Rabbit's must-see live show, their fantastic sound and their geographic desirability helped secure a much sought after gig at the desert music festival, Coachella. The trade magazine Daily Variety commented: Sunday's Coachella fest got off to a slow start with unimpressive performances by hyped artists like Fiery Furnaces and M.I.A. (with the definite exception of the acid-trip costume show by local, sexy psych-rockers Gram Rabbit.)

The adulation was not lost on Hollywood. A bevy of licensing opportunities were presented to band landing spots on CBS's "CSI", MTV's "The Assistant"' with Andy Dick, NBC's "Life" and "Dateline", Fox's "Head Cases", ABC's "10 Things I hate About You", Bravos "Long Way Round", STARZ' "Crash", and FX's "Sons of Anarchy" to name a few.

With Miracles and Metaphors complete, Gram Rabbit is set to embark on the next phase of their career. Their fans are set for more hare-raising gigs, vital new additions to the live band and a sound that will surely get their asses moving and minds bending. Beatrix Potter couldn't have written it better herself.

Lyrics

Candy Flip

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit & Todd Rutherford

Space-coat, side effects, triple-dip, candy flip
Are you extra-technical bitch
Party in the desert, party in the desert, everybody wants to party in the desert
We’re gonna boogie down in this desert town
Rapping to the beat of the desert sound now
We’re gonna kick it up, we’re gonna lick it up
We’re gonna figure it out before we forget it
Party in the desert, party in the desert, everybody wants to party in the desert
The party favors past, the pipe is smoking grass
The lines are blurry but the music’s bumping
Stuck in a native trance, we call buffalo stance
We’ll keep on dancing ‘til we feel the earth quake
Space-coat, side effects, triple-dip, candy flip
Are you extra-technical bitch
It’s getting windy out, coyotes scream and shout
They want a piece of the celebration
Bollocks have just begun, won’t quit until the sun
Shows its face on our rugged playground

Falling Debris

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit & Todd Rutherford

They raid the palace and they knock down the door
They lose their balance and they fall to the floor
Try not to panic as they as they jump to their feet
Head for the halls ignore the calls to retreat
They thrive on instinct like a moth to a light
This kind of longing keeps them up through the night
They know our secrets now it’s time to decide
They’re moving forward and they won’t be denied
The more you dish it out the quicker they come
Don’t want to hear it now enough is enough
Don’t take this the wrong way, don’t take this the wrong way
They’re in pursuit and will catch up to us someday
They’re getting closer too much force to withstand
Intent to violate with no reprimand
As they descend upon we know where you’ll be
Standing aside to watch the falling debris
The more you dish it out the quicker they come
Don’t want to hear it now enough is enough
Don’t take this the wrong way, don’t take this the wrong way
They’re in pursuit and will catch up to us someday
The more you dish it out the quicker they come
Don’t want to hear it now but look what you’ve done
Don’t take this the wrong way, don’t take us the wrong way
They’re in pursuit and will catch up to us someday

Off With Your Head

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit & Todd Rutherford

I don’t want to step away from the games of tomorrow just the games of today
Think I might be going down with the ship that I built just look around
Feel like I fell further down the rabbit hole hold my crown and just let me go
Can’t find my peace of mind no escape ain’t it great when your heart aches
I don’t you coming ‘round playing games with my head
unless you know what you’re saying
Look into these eyes I ain’t wearing no disguise, disguise of a nation
Off with your head, off with your head you don’t believe what I said
Off with your head, off with your head you don’t believe what I said
I don’t want to step away from the games of tomorrow just the games of today
Look at all the fighting men, what a shame what trend, defend your doctrine
Off with your head, I’m going off, I’m going off, going off, now it’s
Off with your head, I’m going off, I’m going off,
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to hear you
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to see you
You got to know by know
Muslim, Hindu, Christian, Pagan, Carl Sagan
Tibetan, John Lennon, died and gone to heaven
Santaria, Heaven’s Gate, Judaism, ain’t it great
Fundamental, Black Magic, oh so tragic
Off with your head, I’m going off, I’m going off, going off, now it’s
Off with your head, I’m going off, I’m going off, going off, now it’s
Off with your head, I’m going off, I’m going off, going off
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to hear you
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to see you
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to feel you
Off with your head, heads are gonna roll, I don’t want to fear you
Heads are gonna roll

Wheels In Motion

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit & Todd Rutherford

We’re all caught in a soul-binding notion now
We back up and we slow evolution down
We can’t be born the live beside a solution now
We can’t be born to live a life with the love unfound
It hurts so good falling from the mouth
An impromptu feeling down and out
It hurts so good but it’s all played out
This obsession feeling down and out
Just look up now you don’t need directions home
And reach out now you’re not doing this alone
We could be the ones to set the wheels in motion now
We could be the ones to give these silent emotions sound
It hurts so good falling from the mouth
An impromptu feeling down and out
It hurts so good but it’s all played out
This obsession feeling down and out

Hyena

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit & Todd Rutherford

You’re scaring me you’re scaring me your teeth are exposed
I’ve got a feeling something hairy is about to unfold
We never spoke about the problems that are eating you up
You seem so paralyzed from trauma since the day you were struck
I’m watching you I’m watching I’ve been staring all day
You’ve got a terror in your eyes that never will go away
You’ve been tricked you’ve been teased and now you’re stuck on a wall
Could not enter a plea and beg for fatal withdraw
Once a killer hunting in a night pack; might be the last
Now a thriller for your little shock shack; time that you laugh
Once you’re in the way of the man then you’re prey like the rest
Got you a hole in the chest
Once a killer hunting in a night pack, now a thriller for your little shock shack
Once a killer now he’s just an eyesore, you desire him as part of your decor
I care for you I’m there for you I can’t look away
I see a sadness in your face that never will fade
You use to laugh and roam the night and tear the meat from the bone
Now you’re just another prize in an American home
Once a killer hunting in a night pack; might be the last
Now a thriller for your little shock shack; time that you laugh
Once a killer hunting in a night pack; might be the last
Now a thriller for your little shock shack; time that you laugh
Once you’re in the way of the man then you’re prey like the rest
Now a thriller for your little shock shack
Got you a hole in the chest
Got you a hole in the chest

California Christmas

Written By: Jesika von Rabbit

We’re gonna have a California Christmas
We’re gonna ring some jingle bells tonight
We’ll chop down our Christmas Tree
Even though it’s eighty three degrees outside that’s California style

People everywhere still wearing sandals
Shorts and skirts and sunglasses alike
We went to the beach today
And the streets were filled with an array of Christmas decor avant-garde

Sharing is part of caring
Giving is part of living
What have you done this year to help out a friend my dear
Open your heart to kindness
Evil lives in the blindness
Time to realize what life is for

We have no snow to slip on or go sledding
There’s no Jack Frost nipping at your nose
Miracle on Thirty-Fourth or Sunset Boulevard
We’ll shop and eat some California Rolls

Discography

LP's to Date:

"Music to Start a Cult to" 2004 Stinky Records
"Cultivation" 2005 Stinky Records
"RadioAngel & the RobotBeat" 2007 Royal Order
"Miracles & Metaphors" Coming soon!

Set List

Set length usually runs from 40min to an hour.
Popular live songs:
Dirty Horse
Bloody Bunnies
Devil's Playground
The Rest of Us Sleep
Cowboy Up
Wheels In Motiion
American Hookers
Cowboys & Aliens
Candy Flip
Off With Your Head