Sit 'round the fihre, y'all, an' lissen...

I'd like to introduce you all to a band called Rabbit Junk.


Okay, well, they're much better than that picture might indicate.

To quote Wikipedia, "Rabbit Junk is a Seattle based digital hardcore band, that formed in 2004 by former Shizit frontman JP Anderson. Taking influences from such diverse music genres such as hip hop, black metal and new wave, JP has called this sound 'Hardclash.' "(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rabbit_Junk) Though JP has reportedly claimed RJ NOT to be an industrial band, they sure sound quite a bit like it to me-- and personally, I think that's a good thing.


Rabbit Junk has so far come out with three albums;


First was the aptly-named "Rabbit Junk" which introduced them on the scene. The album was rather simple, combining electronic sounds with heavily-distorted guitar and vocals. Though the production quality was noticeably imperfect, RJ has released a remastered version that sounds quite a bit nicer than the original.





Next came "REframe", perhaps my personal favorite. The expertise was stepped-up pretty strongly in this album, bringing out a variety of new sounds, effects and moods behind the music. The album was much heavier than the last, and more metal-y sounding.








Lastly we have "This Life is Where You Get Fucked" which, though it has an unfortunately emo-sounding name, is amazing. RJ has really demonstrated an incredible range with this album, so much so that it's impossible to give you the right idea about the album from any one song. The album is split primarily into three parts...



The Struggle: "Post-Hardcore, and Drum & Bass. Powerlessness and ineffectual rage put to music. Struggle without victory or redemption. Without end. Our shared fate. As we go down, we may as well make some noise."





Ghetto Blasphemer: "Chaos, temptation, and irreverence. Black Metal and Hip Hop. Total blasphemy. A heresy against the petty gods of sub-culture. It must be crushed. Suffocated. The corruption must not be allowed to take hold. It feeds on fear. Kill it. Kill it dead."







This Death: "Hills, homicide and bicycles. Punk fucking rock and hardcore techno, with a dash of death metal for good measure. And bikes. And death. And fate tailing ,mere inches from the back of your head. Are you fast enough? Is fate a cunning enemy? Or an inanimate obstacle? When life tells you to stop, run the red. Your death could be art."


(couldn't find a video... check out the link at the bottom of the post)

Then there's Project Nonagon, which is technically a continuation of This Life, also in three sections. I'll just post one of those songs, because it's one of my favorites...








Aight, I'm out. ENJOY THIS SHIT, GODDAMNIT. Also, check out their website http://rabbitjunk.com/ if you want to learn some more.

If you REALLY like them, check out some of JP's other projects, which include The Shizit, The Named, Wolves Under Sail, and a few others...

33 comments:

brotosterone said...

Not really my style, but it was okay!

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Leon Smith said...

Cheers, will check them out!

thenitefalls said...

Never heard of this band! Really intense stuff!

mr_ben said...

cool bro..
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rego87 said...

never really listen to this type of music but I could get into it given the right setting.

forkfantasy said...

I don't really like what I hear. D: To each their own.

Waaaoi said...

Rabbit Junk rocks!

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Hans Krüger said...

Well, in the picture they do not look exactly "hardcore", but I'm gonna check them out. They need to have balls to pose like this.

Rawr said...

nice songs

Nik Mekeena said...

Great blog. Following and supporting!!

Zoe! said...

great music. I like your blog, I'll be following.

trippinkets said...

a lot of this is really good, following

Mihai-Edrisch said...

Interesting music. thanx for the share.

fadedline17 said...

Wow, very interesting. Worth the look. Thanks :D

MRanthrope said...

that last video sounds like it could be an extreme metal band. cool.

murz90 said...

Hmmm. Kinda like it :D

jonwinters said...

it's difficult to have something both metal and dnb and have it not sound like it belongs in an anime fighting soundtrack. good/bad, you can decide.

Toto said...

cool!

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Laughing Vault said...

punkass is the best

mulesense said...

Love the name!

PvtCarlin said...

They sound alright. Following and supporting!

JANDI said...

AWWW yeeee. I'm getting this.

The Shred Sho said...

nice to meet a fellow hardcore fan! look forward to more of your music posts, look forward to seeing hardcore bands on ours also!

Mr. Hate said...

Pretty cool blog, it's great to expand my horizons of music. Thanks! Follow me if you want :)

Ocelot006 said...

some songs are cool, some blow. nice post though. following and supporting.



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HéxXxèN said...

here is some really good song, thanks for the discover. i will follow you.

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Auto Tuned Soul said...

Seems to be worth looking into. I'll give em a look.

Supporting as always!

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Gw2guides said...

Awesome music. Keep it up bro.

shadi said...

i didn't listen before about this kind of music

Come At Me Bro said...

Love the songs!

Doo said...

I really like this! :) Cheers for introducing me to them!

Some Guy said...

hip hop, death metal and more... wow!

Jadedinutah said...

interesting. I'll look into them.

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