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"Local Spotlight:Rabbit Transit"

Coming up on their first anniversary of forming, the band Rabbit Transit from Sudbury Ontario has recently released their first full length album simply entled Rabbit Transit. The album is currently only available at shows but soon can be purchased online at www.rabbittransit.ca (currently under construction). The album was recorded at Easter Island Studios, was tracked by Don Kunto and was mixed and mastered by Billy Bruhmuller. The artwork was designed by Rabbit Transit’s own Jason Hebert who is a graphic designer. The band achieved a successful CD release party by using a “smaller more intimate hall”. “The CD release show was great! Lots of positive energy and a killer line up of bands. We wanted to put on a show that we’d love to see ourselves. We got Lightmares, Life Blown Open, Akroid and The Smile. All the bands were incredible. We were well received and just about sold out on our first order of CD’s.”
All members of Rabbit Transit are from Sudbury and love the northern Ontario music scene. “There’s so much talent here in Sudbury. With Great bands like Hello Marx, In Kaleidoscope, Statues, Life Blown Open to name a few, it makes the scene very interesting.” Rabbit Transit has really enjoyed playing some bigger cities in and around Toronto but they say there’s a lot to be said about playing in their home town of Sudbury. “There’s a real sense of community here.”


The Sudbury music scene is thriving due to the active involvement of several people. It shows what can be achieved through a little effort to the benefit of many. The band says: “The music scene in Sudbury is great thanks to a few great promoters, like Frank (Chartrand). It’s people like him that keep things going. We’ve seen lots of great shows in Sudbury, great bands are always coming through. Most of the time there’s a solid line up of locals opening as well. This gives the chance for smaller acts to play larger shows. I could imagine it would be much harder to get on a bill with the Cancer Bats or the Holly Springs Disaster in Toronto. This allows smaller bands to network a lot more.” Rabbit Transit has played with many bands including: the Cancer Bats, Lifestory Monologue, Two Hours Traffic, Akroid, The Smile, Torngat, and Oceans.
Evolving from the band Poorly Drawn Birds after a change of members and direction, the current lineup for Rabbit Transit is as follows: Sandro Sanchioni, drums/vocals, David Brett - bass/vocals, Mat Houle,vocals/guitar, Jason Hebert, guitar. This group of musicians has no lack of experience. Jason and Dave have been playing music together for over 10 years. They started in bands Guilty by Association and Quicksnap. “Dave went on to form Hirata Muse that quickly became a popular local band” and “Jason went on to form prog/punk band Days Gone By. Later he joined up with the indie rock band Aviator …and really found his sound.” After losing Aviator bandmate Ken to Thunder Bays Ocean City Defender Jason started Rabbit Transit and was joined by drummer Sandro who has played with many hardcore punk bands and continues to play and tour with Living Daylights. Matt is the “newbie” of the group and “has been known to play acoustic sets from time to time”. Besides playing in Rabbit Transit, as mentioned, Jason is a graphic designer, Dave is in college, Sandro works and plays In Living Daylights, and “Matty is the sell out banker. (I’m serious he works in a bank) hahaha”.
Rabbit Transit describes themselves as indie rock taking influence from such bands as: “ Minus The Bear, Portugal The Man, These Arms Are Snakes, Hot Water Music, Mogwai, and Hayden.” They give it their all in their live shows saying: “It’s all about playing shows. That being said we bring everything we have to our performances. It usually ends with a lot of sweat and possibility of vomit.”
If you search for the name Rabbit Transit you will get a link to a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Jason who thought up the name for an abandoned solo project explains, “I actually got the name from a very old Atari game called rabbit transit. The game was sort of a combination of Frogger and Q-bert. Oddly enough there’s a really old 1950’s Bugs Bunny cartoon called rabbit transit that’s a play on the tortoise and the hair. Alright, I’ll admit it, we’re all big nerds.”
Rabbit Transit can be seen in Sudbury at the Townehouse on November 9th with The Waking Eyes. Then again on December 13th at the Jubilee Hall with the Holly Springs Disaster. More shows to be announced. - northern rocks magazine


Discography

Rabbit Transit - S/T (2008)
Replica Waves (2010)

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Rabbit Transit play melodic guitar-driven indie rock which pulls at the large-scale atmosphere of the best ‘70s haze while recalling the mercurial wire and immediacy of ‘90s underground.

Since forming in 2008, Rabbit Transit has self-released a well received debut LP; completed a successful tour of Ontario; and have played countless shows with some of Canada’s best independent bands.

Rabbit Transit is currently recording and preparing their second proper album to be followed by a Canadian tour planned for summer 2010 in support of the release.

With a name aptly befitting of quick progress and successful, steady steps ahead; Rabbit Transit look forward to continual growth on record and stages worldwide.