Blue Rabbit is an indie-pop band from San Francisco fronted by a close-harmonizing trio of women. Grounded by drum and cello grooves, Blue Rabbit’s haunting vocals, lyrical imagery and minor-key melodies evoke a sense of magical melancholy akin to Florence & the Machine, while their penchant for counter-melodies, atypical time signatures, and Kurt Weill-esque chord progressions, sets them in the art pop vein of Lucius and Arcade Fire.
After self-releasing their debut EP “Separate” in 2008, Blue Rabbit recorded a follow up a year later. The songs sat in a vault for 8 years, a time during which the band lost their practice space to the rising rents and gentrification of San Francisco, leading them to break up and eventually get back together. The aptly titled 2017 release, “Flattened & Shined” is as much a collection of 5 songs that have been polished and pressed, as it is the band's re-commitment to the art of making music. With gripping melodies in three-part harmony over lush symphonic layers and intricate rhythms, it is avant-garde, unique, daring, and smart.
Blue Rabbit is currently working on their 3rd EP to be released in late 2017.