Rabbits and Stars – Folk Rock
This is easily classified as “world music” in lazy unimaginative large music franchise reference terms.
Brew the Chai Latte!
Preferably for two…with candles in over-sized red glasses.
As their track “Worth it” goes …
“Are you coming baby eyes,it takes two to do the ocean baby. Are you coming baby eyes, it takes two to do the sky”.
It’s music for lovers.
The guitars are somewhat reminiscent of early Coldplay (Parachutes album) on “Like it here”.
It has similar themes of romantic tension too. But it’s more “Studio Ghibli” in nature. “My Neighbor Tortoro” anyone?
Especially with all the rabbit references. From the subdued charcoal cover art to the lyrical content.
and I dare you to stop bouncing like a rabbit on “Rabbit Run” despite the painful betrayals described.
“Rabbit’s gone , rabbits run”… “You’ve no interest or else it’s unfair” …”Rabbit go look out on the street”.
One gets the sense of a lover skittish in the face of commitment darting off to mate with the nearest willing participant “out on the street”. The lead singer semi-scats and playfully doo-doo-dee-daas between verses making light of the heartbreak. You would have to be a few years out of the relationship to doo-doo-dee-daa like that about it.
“Like it here” feels like two partners fresh from an argument are busy trying to rekindle the affection with memories of what kept them together as they are trying to break the silence. “This is tiring can I still be yours for a day”, goes the lament of someone perhaps too afraid to end the familiarity of a stagnant liaison.
You will enjoy this group’s music if you loved bands who held sway in the 90′s.
Bands like : Sixpence None The Richer,Cranberries and Sheryl Crow.
This band might sound innocent or naive driven by it’s Asian accents and J-POP style sensibilities but it’s a refreshing sort of melancholy cute that you cant help but play-list…and repeat. Even if its just to drown out your sobbing and make your stomach clench harder when the love has departed…
Acquaint yourself with their music here: http://www.theindie.biz/artists/bio/44064