Take Five with The Alternate Side: White Rabbits
Brooklyn's White Rabbits owe an undeniable debt to Spoon; Britt Daniel produced the group's 2009 album It's Frightening and for its latest effort, Milk Famous, White Rabbits recruited Spoon producer Mike McCarthy.
Yet Milk Famous, the band's third release, veers off into uniquely White Rabbits territory as the sextet spoons with its own formula of bold, percussive assaults, buoyant guitar riffs and synth-swept storms on tracks like "Heavy Metal" and "Temporary." Notably, frontman Stephen Patterson has even cited Beyoncé as one of the inspirations for the bristling dance rock that rattles through most of Milk Famous' 11 tracks.
On Sunday, White Rabbits played L.A.'s Hudson Block Party and they've got Lollapalooza and a few other festivals set for this summer. Prior to their European tour this spring, the band — Patterson, guitarist Gregory Roberts, guitarist Alex Even, bassist Rustine Bragaw and drummers Matt Clark and Jamie Levinson — visited the Bronx wonderland of The Alternate Side's Studio A to talk with host Alisa Ali.