Rabbit Holes: “Where Do We Go?”
One of my least favorite things about local music media is their tendency to favor acts/musicians with whom they have established relationships with, rather than merit. Since we’re just a lowly blog however, there’s no need for us to hold ourselves to such strict standards. New local band Rabbit Holes contains Reviler co-founder Adam Bubolz on drums (as well as Jon Tester and Taylor Harris, i.e. pretty much all of Voytek minus Sam Gerard) so it could be expected that no matter how terrible they sound, we would be expected to gush about them, right? Except that this is one of those rare cases where you get to write about a friend’s musical project without having to lie about its quality. Rabbit Holes most certainly do not suck. Their new demo single ‘Where Do We Go” is a powerful wallop of compressed punk energy. Though the tune may lack for lyrical variety, Tester’s manic guitar playing fills the void nicely with fitful energy and power chords, and Bubolz’s drumming and Harris’s bass compliment nicely. I hear shades of early punk’s simple, directness in their sound, a la the Buzzcocks but I will leave it up to Adam to outline for us exactly which obscure punk/post-punk/seapunk bands Rabbit Holes call “influence.” He writes for this blog after all. In fact he may edit this.
— Jon Behm
Rabbit Holes first show will take place on March 1st at the Turf Club where they will play with Vonnie Kyle, Ex-Nuns, and Fury Things