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Los Angeles, California, United States

Los Angeles, California, United States
Band Folk Avant-garde


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"Passion Pit Recommends"

Much murkier and more grandiose sound-wise, California duo PR have a few more fans and more songs to get stuck into. General themes are piercing and occasionally high-pitched vocals, gorgeous cameos from fancy instruments like harps (I think) and trumpets, interludes of pure tripped-down electronica, occasional background choruses, and a dreamy, sprawling feel to their gorgeous tunes – very slightly reminiscent of Yeasayer in that last quality. Red Wine tells a pretty torturous tale and yet is the musical equivalent of rolling in a huge pile of silk sheets; None Shall Sleep is gritty and sombre, but framed with a tender, bubbling string backing; while In The Spirit of Beauregard feels like a vaudeville piano song from a musical scored by Yes. Most impressive of all, there’s not one weak song among the eight on offer.
- Some Of It Was True Blog

"Pepper Rabbit and The Beatles?"

Is it me or does Pepper Rabbit’s In The Spirit of Beauregard sound a little like the Beatles? It’s not a criticism; it’s a lovely, elegant daydream of a song, but those choppy little beats and the slightly chintzy sound definitely makes me recall a few efforts by Lennon, McCartney and co. See what you think…
- Some Of It Was True

"You Aint No Picasso"

I saw Pepper Rabbit’s name tossed around a bit in pre-SXSW planning and only recently connected that they were the same group Dave Rawkblog has been raving about.

Pepper Rabbit write haunted pop music. That’s really all there is. It’s soft melodies with occasionally some stirring trumpet or banjo work to give you goosebumps occasionally. They’re really a pretty well put together songwriting duo. And the best part is that “Red Wine” is probably my least favorite track of theirs. The other songs they’ve got up on their Myspace are even better than this one. - Matt Jordan

"Pepper Rabbit @ Bootleg Theater"

Most bands are terrible with tape loops. What sounds great on record is often difficult to reproduce in a performance, and though a number of solo acts — St. Vincent, Andrew Bird, Owen Pallett — use it as an essential element of their repertoire, it’s rare to find a musician outside of consumate performer Jon Brion who ever makes tapping that pedal look easy. Yet Pepper Rabbit, a trio based mainly on keyboards, bass and drums, stitched in their live looping seamlessly on Tuesday night, fleshing out their gloomy psych-pop with clarinet, ukelele, harmonies and whatever was at hand in their surprisingly cluttered stage. It was precocious stuff from a wet-footed live act, but the songs were as sharp as their instrumental sureness, gaining a boldness and volume on stage that recalled Grizzly Bear’s promising early days. Head down the rabbit hole with these guys soon — before it becomes the Palladium. -

"Shakes & Clicks Review"

It’s not just that Pepper Rabbit has a lot of ideas, it’s the fact that they—this is a duo—make them cohere, and cohere in a way that is indie pop-songful. It’s also that they’re dense, yet clear: compact yet not confused, like a star, compressing its atoms, banging them together, and giving off an obvious multifarious light. One of the atoms is tape loop, another is a hoarse trumpet, which made me think of Zachary Condon’s Beirut. Another is a sweet Beatles melody that arrives during “Send in the Horns”, while another is a ukulele, which they play with a rounded bubbling sound. Then there are bells, then there is a piano, then there is the way they let the songs well up into romantic crescendos, as if pleasure is spilling out of them. This a joyful album. The two musicians, Xander Singh and Luc Laurent, formed Pepper Rabbit in 2008, and went on to release two EPs, one called Shakes, the other Clicks. Here you have both EPs together. They’ve been touring, if you’re in the US.
- PopMatters


"New-romanticism. Sounds naïve, sure, but Hollywood-via-Boston’s Xander Singh writes emotive music meant to stir. Combining elements of folk, rock, and country, Singh’s unassuming poise is welcome relief in a tasteless industry void." - Pop Montreal 2007 - Pop Montreal Festival 07


Shakes EP (JUNE 2009)
Clicks EP (JUNE 2009)



Pepper Rabbit formed in the spring of 2008 when songwriter Xander Singh was recording what was to be a solo album in New Orleans, and asked friend Luc Laurent to play drums on the recordings. But when the recording began, it was soon realized that Luc was providing much more than the role of a drummer, so they decided to form Pepper Rabbit.
After a warm up show at a dive bar in New Orleans, they played their first show at the Pop Montreal Festival Oct '08, with which they received a wonderful response. "Accomplished Renaissance men, the duo sings while playing guitar, piano, trumpet, organ, ukulele, and clarinet in ways that make you want to give them hot cocoa after the show." - Pop Montreal '08
With nearly a year of hiatus, the two have recently reconvened in Los Angeles to pursue the project full time. The live show is incredibly intricate, incorporating live looping (clarinets, trumpets, vocals, etc) and sampling. "The group's full sound can be attributed to the gadgets and gizmos under the feet of Singh, who looped parts, and added effects to push the swirling sound to the forefront of the audience’s attention." - Under The Rotunda While still maintaining the organic feel of the recordings, Pepper Rabbit's show provides a much different experience than just listening to the record. The plan for now is to spend the rest of this year playing locally on the west coast and next year touring as much as they can!


Booking (North America):: Ben Buchanan / Paquin Entertainment

PR/Management:: Frank Nieto / 230 Publicity

Legal:: David Jacobs / Mark Music & Media Law