White Rabbits’ Milk Famous Released, Tour Begins Today

After their critically-acclaimed 2007 debut Fort Nightly and 2009’s It’s Frightening, a sophomore album that defies all accusations of “slump,” White Rabbits are back again with their third album Milk Famous.

Milk Famous is currently streaming on NPR, where it can be heard in its entirety. The first release and first track on the album is “Heavy Metal,” which they hail as the “ominous opener… crackles with nervous energy; in four and a half minutes, the song throws out enough skittering synth loops, deafening guitar blasts and paranoid lyrics to leave you looking over your shoulder.”

The album is released digitally and on CD today via TBD Records, with the LP released next Tuesday, March 13th, via White Iris.

The 160 gram pink and white swirl limited edition vinyl will feature

  • Premium heavy board jacket and color insert
  • Full album digital download coupon included
  • Immediate download of “Heavy Metal”
  • Delivery by 3/13 release day for current pre-orders

In addition to the release of Milk Famous, White Rabbits kick off their tour tonight at Union Transfer in Philly and will be swinging by the sold-out Black Cat tomorrow night here in Washington, DC. Tennis supports both shows, with The War On Drugs supporting select subsequent shows. (See below for US tour dates.)

With It’s Frightening, produced by Spoon frontman Britt Daniel, earning them comparisons to Spoon, Milk Famous was produced by Spoon producer Mike McCarthy. However, Milk Famous takes a more introverted, cerebral turn. It will be interesting to see, in their live show, how the five multi-instrumentalists have transitioned in the past three years from the raw percussive power so perfectly executed in “Percussion Gun,” the opening track on It’s Frightening, to the slickly nuanced electronic riffs of “Heavy Metal.”

While you await White Rabbits’ arrival in your town, you can grab a free download of “Heavy Metal” by submitting your email address to them.

Tour Dates:

March 6: Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer *
March 7: Washington D.C. / Black Cat *
March 8: Charlottesville, VA / Jefferson Theater ^
March 9: Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre ^
March 11: Atlanta, GA / Variety Playhouse ^
March 12: Birmingham, AL / The Bottletree ^
March 13: New Orleans, LA / One Eyed Jacks ^
March 14: Houston, TX / Fitzgeralds ^
March 19: Denver, CO / Bluebird Theater
March 20: Salt Lake City, UT / Urban Lounge
March 22: Portland, OR / Doug Fir Lounge
March 23: Vancouver, BC / Biltmore Cabaret
March 24: Seattle, WA / Crocodile Cafe
March 26: San Francisco, CA / The Independent
March 28: Los Angeles, CA / El Rey Theatre
March 29: San Diego, CA / The Casbah
March 30: Phoenix, AZ / Crescent Ballroom
March 31: Tucson, AZ / Club Congress
April 3: Lawrence, KS / Jackpot Music Hall
April 4: Columbia, MO / The Blue Note
April 5: St. Louis, MO / Plush
April 6: Madison, WI / High Noon Saloon
April 7: Minneapolis, MN / Triple Rock Social Club
April 8: Chicago, IL / Metro
April 12: New York, NY / Webster Hall
April 13: Northampton, MA / Pearl Street Downtown
April 14: Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club
* with Tennis
^ with The War On Drugs

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