In the latest chapter of your Austin Music Minute‘s “WHY-AM-I-ONLY-HEARING-ABOUT-THIS-NOW?” department, we stumble upon the badassery of Rockaway Beach, NY psych-rock outfit Blac Rabbit. At the core of the band’s sound are twin brothers Amiri and Rahiem Taylor, whose genre-spanning influences they bring to the mix include all the music they grew up with in Brooklyn, including pop, funk and soul.
It turns out that honing their performance skills by doing Beatles covers was a damn good idea. The year after writing and recording their 2017 self-titled debut EP, the brothers Taylor were filmed performing Beatles tunes on a NYC train, and one of those videos went totally viral, surpassing a whopping 25 million views. The addition of drummer Patrick Jones, bassist Josh Lugo, and multi-instrumentalist Justin Jagbir was a huge help when offers for TV and radio appearances came in, and tours were booked around the world. The track featured on today’s Austin Music Minute, “Seize the Day,” is from their forthcoming debut LP Interstella, set for release this spring.
Don’t miss out on Blac Rabbit’s show tomorrow night at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Doors open at 8 p.m., and it’s an all-ages show. Very recommended.