White Rabbits have friends in high places. After befriending and touring with the Walkmen last year, the group has scored a small coup by bringing in Spoon's Britt Daniel to produce its sophomore effort. It's Daniel's first stab at producing another band's music.
Of course, that big name behind the boards threatens to obscure the work of the band in front of the curtain. There's six of these dudes, including two drummers, which means they can conjure up an unholy racket if the song calls for it. But to hear singer/pianist Stephen Patterson describe it, It's Frightening is an album built on harnessing that power instead of shooting for overkill.
"After playing that last record live for two years, I got kind of sick of realizing all six dudes were just playing as loud as they possibly could, all the time, the entire set," Patterson told Paste Magazine in a recent interview . "We tried to give things some more space this time."