Pepper Rabbit is an experimental indie duo out from LA. Their music runs the gamut from accordions to ukulele to trumpets and everything in between (even a clarinet song). It’s difficult to categorize this band, ‘their’ sound varies song to song, but their dream pop sound is full of swooping sounds that range upbeat poppy ukelele songs, to chamber pop clarinet like songs. They can be absolutely gorgeous and sprawling, and epic sounding (In the Spirit of Beauregard) and they can be adventurous and fun (Babette!).
Without making assertions of grandeur© comparisons to Sufjan Stevens could be made here. These songs don’t sound as much as simple songs, but rather orchestrations or arrangements of a large troupe, all together its exquisite in its ability to sound so enormous and come from something so small.
I’ve had a ton of fun with this album, and its becoming one of those albums that I’m kicking myself for not getting in to sooner. But at least I’ve got chance to listen to it now, and enjoy.
They are also touring widely with a few bands, so check them out when they are in your city.