Pepper Rabbit was certainly a nice surprise last Friday at the First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, where they supported The Rural Alberta Advantage.
Last year their release “Beauregard” did not hit my radar and I sincerely regret it.
The Silver Lake, CA-based band led by Xander Singh has a fresh though slightly familiar approach to music, which resembles some of our recent favorites artists, including Beach House and Grizzly Bear. Trumpets, banjo, piano and multiple other instruments blend seamlessly in their recordings, ending in a unique and tasty sound.
From “Beauregard”, probably “Older Brother” has become their most important track. A beautiful though bittersweet song, which depicts the death of a person and the way a close friend copes with it. Oddly, last year McDonald’s adopted music from this track as part of their regular TV ads.
Below, I leave “Older Brother” and 3 songs from the band’s last year appearance in KEXP-Seattle.
Last week in Philly, their opening tune was “Red Wine”, which immediately set the ground, showing us what this band can deliver.
None Shall Sleeps