Tuesday 5 July 2016

Whores/Rabbits - Split 7"


1. Whores - Jumping Someone Else's Train (The Cure cover)
2. Rabbits - A Reflection (The Cure cover)
3. Rabbits - Give Me It (The Cure cover)

I've only got time for a quick one tonight but thought I'd go for something a little different. This split 7" was released as part of a split 7" series that Brutal Panda Records did but with help from Eolian Empire, back in 2014. For those that don't know, Whores are from Atlanta (Georgia) nd Rabbits are from Portland (Oregon), both of whom play noise-rock. In spite of my musical knowledge, I know very little about The Cure so I apologise for any glaringly obvious errors.

Whores’ bass-heavy, sludge-like take on The Cure’s misery seems super fitting on their version of Jumping Someone Else’s Train. The clean vocals are a cross between Sabbath and the obvious gothic tones of the band they’re covering. It’s pretty rad in a morbidly depressive way and I like that (read into that what you will). Rabbits has an approach not far removed from that of Whores. Their version of A Reflection is even slower though and more miserable (if that were possible!). It’s a sub two-minute bass/drum/guitar crawl. Screamed vox greets you on their cover of Give Me It, which is welcomed if you are missing any semblance of extremity. It’s intensely groovy towards the end and it rounds off one of those splits that you really wish you had in your collection. I know it’s a couple of years old now but it’s well worth grabbing if you can. 

You can stream the split below:-

You can still get copies directly from Eolian Empire here - http://goods.eolianempire.com/category/eolian

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Rabbits Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/RabbitusMaximus
Brutal Panda Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/BrutalPandaRecords
Eolian Empire Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/eolianempire 

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