Official press release:
2015 sees Portland’s Rabbits trio celebrating ten years of antagonizing their surroundings with their diseased auditory droppings, with a new pile of live shows locked up and plans of an extremely limited 8-Track retrospective release.
The news of Rabbits’ tenth anniversary is met with equal amounts of riotous ovation as it is with hurled rotten cabbage and jeers, as the infamously loathed/loved horde gets gnarly this Summer. Amidst three LPs — released by Relapse, Good To Die and Lamb Unlimited, respectively — and an impressive load of singles, splits and other mini releases since 2005, the bandits also helped revive DIY label Eolian Empire in recent years, and have since infiltrated communal grounds with an equally impressive pile of titles from like-minded, high-potency, underground artists.
A Rabbits tenth anniversary show is set to go down on July 1st in Portland; for this extravaganza of idiocy, the band is creating special merch and swag, including an exceptionally limited run (12-ish) of 8-track cassette retrospective release collection. Also, broken-up early Eolian act, Gone To Croatoan, will perform, and the event will feature cuts by longtime compatriot DJ Wroid Wrage who will bust out the turntables again. The event will be filmed/recorded for posterity. What could go wrong?! $5 entry lands you a free copy of the band’s first 7″ or Flexihead postcard.
A week following the gala, Rabbits will play their hometown with Arabrot, Ghold and Towers, and later in July and August sees the band hitting Portland and Seattle several more times.
7/01 – Portland, OR | The Know – 10th Anniversary show w/ Gone To Croatoan
7/07 – Portland, OR | Rotture w/ Arabrot, Ghold, Towers
7/31 – Portland, OR | Kenton Club – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Bobby Peru, Left Blank
8/01 – Seattle, WA | The Funhouse – GAY*BITS record release w/ Gaytheist, Tacos, Pig Snout
8/21 – Portland, OR | Blackwater @ Festicide w/ Danava, Longknife
8/27 – Seattle, WA | Victory Lounge @ Roachella 2015